Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has today written to the director of the Tour de France, Christian Proudhomme, to support calls for a women’s version of the event to be held.
Ms Harman also called for a women’s race to be held alongside the Grand Depart, which will be held in the UK in 2014, arguing it would be a ‘great opportunity’ to capitalise on the success of the Olympics and would set an example to the rest of Europe and Le Tour.
The full text of the letter is below.
I am writing to call on you to hold a women’s race alongside the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley called for a women’s Tour de France to be reinstated…
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