One of the first US cyclo-cross races will feature equal prize money for women and men. The September 27-28 Jonathan Page Planet Bike Cup will take place in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, outside Madison."Women train as hard, spend as much money traveling to races, and race just as hard as the men," said Renee Callaway, race director. "There's no reason why they shouldn't race for the same prize payout."
The race is part of the Wisconsin Cycling Association (WCA) cyclo-cross series, which also offers equal prize pay-out's for male and female racers. This has helped develop a strong contingent of female racers including Team Planet Bike's National Champions Diane Ostenso (50-54) and Anna Young (17-18).
More information is available online at www.madcross.org and registration is currently open on BikeReg.com.
Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup is hosted by the Capitol Velo Club, a women's road cycling club based in Madison, WI. Sponsors for the race weekend include Planet Bike, Williamson Bicycle & Fitness, Sheila Moon, Twin Six, Harlot Wear, Cyclo-cross Magazine, Becker Law Office, and Lawton & Cates, SC.