Slappendel: 'We need to look to the UCI' regarding unequal Paris-Roubaix prize money

Lizzie Deignan wins Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) wins Paris-Roubaix Femmes and claims the cobble trophy (Image credit: Getty Images)

Iris Slappendel, retired professional cyclist and co-founder of The Cyclists’ Alliance (TCA), experienced the first-ever Paris-Roubaix Femmes from a media motorcycle that followed Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Sgafredo) as she went on an 82km solo raid to take the historic victory at the velodrome in Roubaix. 

In an interview with Cyclingnews, Slappendel said that while the experience brought a rush of emotion, she noted several areas that could be addressed to improve the progress of women’s cycling, especially at big ASO-run events like Paris-Roubaix. 

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