Team Sky’s director, Dave Brailsford, intimated during a BBC segment following the inaugural La Course by Le Tour women’s race during this year’s final stage of the Tour de France – that the British cycling team may "form a women’s team to run alongside the men’s WorldTour outfit".
“We’ve got some brilliant female cyclists,” Brailsford said. “We all are very aware that there needs to be a greater parity, not just in road cycling but across all disciplines, both at Olympic and professional level.”
This year, women’s cycling has experienced a new found growth in the sport, with the inclusion of races alongside notable men’s events, as well as extended broadcast coverage and increased sponsorship.
A good example of this, was the first edition of the Women’s Tour of Britain, which received a good deal of live coverage and spectator attendance throughout the event.
Britain is currently home to the Wiggle-Honda women’s team, which includes such notable riders as Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Dani King, Amy Roberts and Elinor Barker and is supported by Sky rider Bradley Wiggins’ foundation.
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