#GAReads | Ladies first: 13 female cyclists completing Tour de France
They ride every stage of the Tour de France before the men do.
Over the same mountains on the same 3,351-kilometer (2,082-mile) route.
Except there won’t be a podium or prize money waiting for them on the Champ-Elysees when they finish on Saturday, one day before the yellow jersey arrives in Paris.
What these 13 amateur female cyclists hope for, instead, is recognition, respect, and the return of the women’s Tour.