CJ is one of the big reasons I fell in love with women’s cycling - I’ll really, really miss her work
As we keep talking about promoting female athletes Fahlin makes it clear that she doesn’t think it should be necessary to strip down naked, that they deserve to be seen for what they’re doing on the bike, but that she believes finding a middle way to things would be good.
“Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t believe that doing the calendar, e.g., takes away from the sport. It shouldn’t have to be something we have to do to get attention for the sport, but I still think it’s important to remember that we’re women and we’re different from the men. We’ve got different things to work with and I can’t see the harm in using it, just like there’s plenty of male athletes doing spreads, commercials etc. We shouldn’t have to stand around in big t-shirts with no makeup just to be taken seriously, we shouldn’t have to turn into guys. Really we should be able to do what we want, look however we want without being judged for it. Finding a middle way to things is key, I think. We’re women. We’ve got what we’ve got, so why not glam things up every now and then? Let’s not dig too deep into everything, making everything a deadly serious matter.”"
SO MUCH good stuff in this interview, I don’t even know where to start - you have to read it all