This week we take a look at the women and racing. There are some high points worth celebrating—Trek has created a new women’s pro team—and a whole lot of low lights, like podium girls. Selene and Patrick take a look at some of the criticisms of women’s racing as well as some of the realities and, honestly, advantages.
And yes, Patrick did fulfill his promise to watch a stage of the Tour de France and they discuss what he enjoyed about the racing and what still concerns him. After all we’ve been through, how can you not have concerns about what is going on at the top end of the sport?
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The Cycling Independent is hosting its first-ever event October 12th through 14th, 2018, the Red Kite Ronde et Vous. The two-and-a-half day event will feature bikes from some of the industry’s top frame builders, two gravel rides, some of the world’s finest craft beers, which are brewed locally, plus enough food to make the pedaling fun. For more information, or to register,go here.