Grace Brown: We won't shy away from an early yellow jersey at Tour de France

Grace Brown led the Women's Tour in 2022
Grace Brown led the Women's Tour in 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

If and when opportunity knocks, Grace Brown will be there to open the door on an early stint in the coveted yellow jersey at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The Australian's priority is to support FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope's leader Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig in the race for the overall title. Still, she sees plenty of chances to make her mark on the race in the early stages and potentially become the next Australian to wear the leader's jersey at the Tour since Rohan Dennis.

"I think we would be happy with it if we got the yellow jersey in one of those earlier stages. Any day in the yellow jersey is something special, so we won't shy away from taking it earlier in the race, just because there is the rest of the race to go," Brown told Cyclingnews in an interview just days out from the Grand Départ in Paris on Sunday.

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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.