Marion Rousse, director of the Tour de France Women, takes stock: “I am very proud of the work done” – Cycling

The leader of the Tour de France acknowledged that there will be small things to change next year, but was satisfied with the crowd, the spectacle on offer and the significant presence of spectators along the roads.

Marion Roussethe director of the Tour de France Women, gives a positive assessment of this first edition, which ended on Sunday at the Super Planches des Belles Filles.

“It was a bit unknown for us, but the media played the game and the crowd was there. I can only be happy as the leader of the Tour de France Women”advanced Rousse. “It’s a first year and there will definitely be a few small things that need to be changed next year, but I’m very proud of the work done, of the cyclists who every day gave us a great show, with a great crowd present on the roadsides”, continues the director of the event.

“I saw a lot of signs, people in disguise, children on the side of the roads. We will see each other next year, and every year, on the same date right after the men’s tour. It will be a fourth week of the Tour, because it is a real Tour de France.A Women’s Tour longer than eight days does not appear to be for the immediate future.”still thinks Marion Rousse.

“It’s a goal, we have to extend this race, but at the moment this format suits everyone, because although women’s cycling is developing, the financial system remains fragile. Where 30 men can be paid, the girls are 10 or 11, in teams. I think , that our race will allow sponsors to put money into women’s cycling, and there will be the whole financial system of our sport that will benefit from that.”says the director of the Tour de France Women.

What will be the route for next season? “We already know a lot, but we will announce it on October 27 in Paris. This year there was no time trial because we were primarily concerned with public interest. -the watch arouses less excitement among the public and for the first edition, we wanted a attractive track for the public. Of course, this does not prevent us from programming a time trial in the future, because it is an important part of a stage race and often decisive for the general classification.”Rousse concluded.

Marion Rousse, director of the Tour de France Women, gives a positive assessment of this first edition, which ended on Sunday at the Super Planches des Belles Filles. “It was a little unknown for us, but the media played the game and the crowd was there. I can only be happy as the leader of the Tour de France Women,” Rousse said. “It’s a first year and there will definitely be a few small things that need to be changed next year, but I’m very proud of the work done, of the cyclists who every day gave us a great show with a great crowd for present at the edges of the roads”, continues the director of the event. “I saw a lot of signs, people in disguise, children on the side of the roads. We’ll see you already next year, and every year on the same date right after the men’s Tour. It will be a fourth week of the Tour because it’s a real Tour de France. A woman’s Tour of more than eight days does not seem to be for the near future,” said Marion Rousse. “It’s a goal, we have to extend this race, but at the moment this format suits everyone, because even if women’s cycling is developing, the financial system is still fragile. Where 30 men can be paid, the girls are 10 or 11 in a team. I think , our race will allow sponsors But to put money into women’s cycling and there, it will be the whole economic system of our sport that will benefit”, states the director of the Tour de France Women. What will be the route for next season? “We already know quite a bit, but we will announce it on October 27 in Paris. This year there was no time trial because we were primarily concerned with the public’s interest. -the watch arouses less excitement among the public and for the first edition, we wanted an attractive track for the audience. Of course, this does not prevent us from programming a time trial in the future, because it is an important part of a stage race and often decisive for the general classification”, concluded Rousse.

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