Salaries, safety, live TV - The key concerns among the women's professional peloton

The women's peloton racing at Tour of Flanders
The women's peloton racing at Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Cyclists' Alliance (TCA) has released the results of its annual rider survey which has revealed the top three key areas of concern among women's professional cycling - salaries, safety and live coverage.

The sixth edition of the survey, conducted in June 2023, received 140 unique athlete responses, according to TCA. The survey asked 40 questions of female professional and elite cyclists which addressed several key topics, including, employment and income, education, team environments and professional support.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.