On July 11, 2013, Half The Road director Kathryn Bertine joined forces with Olympic & World Champion cyclists Emma Pooley and Marianne Vos, and Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington, to petition the ASO and its president Christian Prudhomme (Amaury Sports Organization/race director of the Tour de France) to allow women’s professional cycling teams to compete at the Tour de France. In the months following, we worked closely with ASO…
On Feb 1st, 2014 ASO announced the inclusion of a women’s one-day event at the 2014 Tour de France. La Course will be a groundbreaking, historic race and we will be able to build on this monumental success for future events.
On July 27, La Course by Tour de France took place and made history. Kathryn, Emma & Marianne all raced, Chrissie served as ambassador. It was a remarkable day. We will keep the pressure on to bring the Tour de France and all of women’s racing to equality.
Please follow the progress at www.letourentier.com
Watch the coverage/interview from La Course by Tour de France Universal Sports
Check out the piece on Kathryn and La Course in the New York Times
Read Kathryn’s interview in VeloNation here