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Quiz: Milestones in women's cycling - Can you guess the year?

British women's team pursuit (gallery) - Women's Week

British women's team pursuit (gallery) - Women's Week

Cyclingnews is pleased to welcome our readers to Women's Week, held in conjunction with the launch of our brand new dedicated women's racing page. But how well do you know your history of women's cycling events?

They've come a long way, but women have almost always lagged behind men in major championships. Do you know what year the women gained various cycling events previously raced by men at the World Championships and Olympics? Test your knowledge with these milestones in women's cycling.


Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A swimmer in her younger days, Laura made the change to cycling later in life, but was immediately swept up by a huge passion for the sport. Riding for fitness quickly gave way to the competitive urge, and a decade of racing later she can look back on a number of high profile races and say with confidence, "I started". While her racing days are over for the most part, she continues to dabble in cyclo-cross and competing against fellow pathletes on the greenways of Raleigh, North Carolina.