Women’s cycling

Over the past decade, women’s professional road cycling has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2014, the AIOCC Féminine was formed.

 

The AIOCC promotes the development of women’s cycling by investing financial resources and by combining women’s events with renowned men’s events. This heightens the interest of the general public and contributes to the media coverage of women’s cycling.

In 2021, our association is delighted to count among the organizers

14 races from 6 countries:

  • Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio (Italy)
  • Strade Bianche (Italy)
  • Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields (Belgium)
  • Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
  • La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (Belgium)
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes (Belgium)
  • Vuelta a Burgos(Spain)
  • OVO Energy Women’s Tour (Great Britain)
  • Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile (Italy)
  • La Course by Le Tour de France (France)
  • Donostia San Sebastian Emakumeen Klasikoa (Spain)
  • GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération Trophée WNT (France)
  • Boels Ladies Tour (Netherlands)
  • Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta (Spain)

 

At the start of the 2020 season, the UCI proposed significant reform in order to make women’s road cycling more professional, accelerate its development, improve its visibility, and increase its popularity.

Several measures have been introduced:

 

  • Creation of three divisions for the events
  • Implementation of improved organizational standards for the organizers of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and the UCI ProSeries
  • Establishment of a distinction between two types of teams: UCI Women’s WorldTeams (first division) and UCI Women’s Continental Teams (second division)
  • Introduction of a minimum wage and other social benefits for athletes, including a maximum number of race days, life, health and maternity insurance, as well as increased prize money

 

Thanks to wide consultation and a real desire to collaborate, the new arrangements were approved, and their implementation is well underway.

Elite level road cycling is now optimally placed to consolidate its position as a major Olympic sport on a worldwide scale.

 

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