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Never thought cycling can be this pretty So where can we see the race?
General Classification guys, No inappropriate comments please
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gallery/a ... ch-36272/4
Great, now what. Im outta tissue
Btw, I dont suppose cycling is their main job is it? Cause women cycling is seriously lacking in development and I doubt they could make a living with cycling.
I love riding, not training
You're right. The top handful of women professional cyclists make a living out of it (the likes of Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley, Evelyn Stevens) but not many do and, unlike the professional men, the women aren't protected by a UCI minimum salary rule. Even those relatively big earners have other careers backing them up: Vos suspended her medical studies to focus on cycling, Pooley moved to a smaller team this year to finish her PhD in engineering and Stevens quit her financial analyst job on Wall Street to cycle full time.
The women's peloton is full of riders with highly educated professions - doctors, physiotherapists, journalists, etc - suggesting that the sport itself isn't generally seen as a career option in the way it is for a successful male professional. They'll work alongside their training to save enough money for another season of racing in Europe.
The team we're looking at here is owned and managed by one of the riders, Rochelle Gilmore, who has made a living out of the sport as a businesswoman and has been running successful teams for some years, while also being a successful rider (and TV presenter, and every other role she can find to promote the sport and her sponsors).
If you're interested in this stuff, http://prowomenscycling.com/ is a good place to start. They do a great fortnightly podcast during the season and post heaps of links to relevant articles, interviews etc.
And there are launch photos of other attractive teams here: http://womenscycling.tumblr.com/
Nicole Cooke’s retirement statement
You absolutely have to read this - it’s not a surprise Nicole Cooke’s retiring, but her statement is explosive! So much here - no punches pulled on Lance, Tyler Hamilton, Genevieve Jeanson, the UCI, British Cycling and so much more. Seriously, click through right now!
Fixed the link and it's a must read thanks Mustang ....... which certainly puts in perspective Lance's so called confession and wish to be forgiven for past wrong doings.
Nicole Cooke retirement statement
Only a small quote but very relevant from her statement:
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Speak your mind,Those that mind dont matter, Those that matter dont mind!!
There should be a rule for da ladies when getting there pics of rooling up thier knicks just an inch or so to show off the tan marks as i like to look at my tan marks when im in my boxers but on da ladies whoooo
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