Goda nyheter i inkorgen! Ett steg närmare ett Tour de France där kvinnliga proffs får vara med; copypejst:
Thanks to your signature, women will finally compete in La Course by Tour de France this summer!
Last summer I helped launch a group called Le Tour Entier (LTE) and a petition on Change.org asking for women to be included in the Tour de France.
Because 97,000 of you signed our petition, the Tour de France organizers were willing to meet with us. I’m happy to report that women will be included in the 2014 event! Thank you!
Women will be allowed to compete in La Course, a shorter stage of the race on July 27th. This is a huge step toward including women in the full race.
The women who coordinated this campaign with me also wanted to share their appreciation:
Current Olympic and world road champion Marianne Vos: “Le Tour is the pinnacle of professional cycling and this race is the start of an exciting new time for women’s cycling. I have no doubt that this race will help change the face of women’s cycling.”
Olympic silver medalist Emma Pooley: “As a rider, it’s a great opportunity to be involved with the greatest cycling event in the world and I’m looking forward to the race already. It’s also a tribute to the many cycling fans who want to see more high-level women’s racing, and who supported us in Le Tour Entier.”
Four-time world ironman champion Chrissie Wellington: “It’s been an absolute honour to work with A.S.O, and all the other members of the LTE team, to develop the race and I am beyond excited that all our dreams are becoming a reality!”
Thank you for helping us take this historic step forward for women’s equality. Thank you for helping us make history — your continued support will be crucial in allowing women’s teams in the full Tour de France.