Simpson Magazine have released a t-shirt to celebrate La Course at the Tour de France. The T-Shirt is only £15 and available from their website.
On the final day of the Tour de France (27th July), 120 Elite Women will be racing along “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, the Champs-Élysées. There are some big names attending the race including the world and Olympic road race champion, Marianne Vos and two of our best, British Olympic medallists Lizzie Armitstead and Pooley.
Women’s Cycling appears to be heading in the right direction at the moment and I hope it continues. This year we saw the first ever, Women’s Tour of Britain (The Friends Life Women Tour) which was truly remarkable. The Women’s Tour coverage was only evening highlights but whilst it was running, the Giro didn’t stand a chance for me. I was glued to the edge of the sofa, the rivalry between Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armistead made for some excellent racing and viewing. Battling it out for intermediate sprints, gritty breakaways and some superb bunch sprints. It was fantastic to see the big contenders in all of the action and driving on the pace.