” The cycling culture is part of Italy. In last year’s Italian national championships there were over 200 riders competing in the 15-16 year old women category. The US Nationals had 23 riders finish.
“Can you imagine if we had 200 American junior women race?” Tanner pondered. “What would the market be…and what would the development be? It makes you stop and think. The purchasing power in the American household comes from women. Why aren’t we investing in women cycling? I keep hearing that it will never work, that we won’t get the sponsors, but we have a group that want to break down the barriers.”"
Great article on JETCycling & how it’s helping 15-16 year old American riders to race in Europe this summer - Milliegoat Tanner, Laurel Rathbun, Marta Morris & Claire Van Ekdom