19 August 2012


Two of our very finest bike riders will be out of work soon: London 2012 road race silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead and Beijing time-trial silver medallist Emma Pooley.

Lizzie Armitstead cooling down after the women's time trial

Their team is folding - so where's the love? Cav, Wiggo and the boys have multi million pound contracts, and our girls are unemployed?  These girls train and work just as hard as the guys, and should have the same funding and opportunities.  Read the Cycling News feature for more on promoting gender equality in one of our best sports.

Emma Pooley setting off in the women's time trial race 

 Lizzie Armitstead setting off

Women's road race gold medal winner Marianne Vos

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