The girls arrived Saturday in Paris t watch La Course on Sunday. Participant Jane Morez about #RoadtripParis.
The 40 women and 40 bikes that left Utrecht on Wednesday had a trumphal and noisy ride down the Champs Elysées this evening after covering 570km in four days. For this last stage of 170km from Péronne to Paris they were joined by UCI Vice-President Tracey Gaudry.
"It was an amazing and inspiring experience, and even more fun than I thought,” she said when she arrived at the Eiffel Tower with the peleton.
Looking back on their experience, the participants highlighted the solidarity, team spirit and positive attitude of their fellow riders. Some were already experienced athletes while others were embarking on the biggest challenge of their life. But all of them arrived in Paris enriched and inspired! Hundreds of women wanted to join the adventure but only 40 were lucky enough to get places. Their motivation is even higher now that they are in Paris and ready to cheer on Marianne at La Course tomorrow.
Paris here we are, and it's time for women's professional riders to show the world what women's cycling is all about!