Tour of California hiatus unlikely related to equality law

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Following AEG's announcement that it has put the Amgen Tour of California on a 'hiatus' for 2020, the loss of the only UCI Women's WorldTour race in North America, in addition to the men's race, rang out as a particularly hard blow.

There was immediate speculation across social media that the race's troubles were related to the new California law championed by former racer Kathryn Bertine, AB467, that required organisers to provide equal pay for men and women in order to secure permits to run events on state lands.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.