Tour De France's Rejection of Women Keeps Cycling in the Dark Ages

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Tour De France's Rejection of Women Keeps Cycling in the Dark Ages
TheGuardian.com

As presentations go, the announcement of the route of the 101st Tour de France was almost flawless. There were Super HD montages of riders and road – the toilers and their tormentor – interspersed with helicopter-shot landscapes that could not have appeared more lush if soaked in cognac. The speeches were short and sometimes stirring. A soundtrack, freight delivered from Hollywood, did not so much tug the heartstrings as rip them out and use them as a lasso. As an additional bonus there was no PowerPoint...

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