Manifesto Demanding A Women's Tour De France Helps Petition Attract 93,000 Signatures
A "manifesto has been published as campaigners step up attempts to reintroduce a women's Tour de France," according to the BBC. The manifesto "calls for a women's event, last held in 2009, to be run alongside the men's race from 2014." More than 93,000 have "signed a petition" by the Le Tour Entier campaign group. The manifesto -- which has been sent to the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) and Tour de France Owners Amaury Sport Organisation -- also requests that "three women's tours are established, and race and stage length restrictions for women abolished" (BBC, 9/12).