Tour de France organisers 'seriously working on' women's stage race

Marianne Vos wins 2019 La Course
Marianne Vos wins 2019 La Course (Image credit: Getty Images)

Organisers of the Tour de France and La Course have told the press they are planning to bring back a women's stage race, soon. In an interview with Le Telegramme, ASO's Christian Prudhomme said the organisation is working on a multi-day women's race, echoing the same plans that made the mainstream news last year.

"We are seriously working on a project for a women's stage race. We want to organize it in the short term," Prudhomme, the general director of the Tour de France, told Le Telegramme Wednesday. 

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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.