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Tour UCI commissaires include woman

It's an absolute novelty: For the first time, a feamle commissaire will be included in the UCI commissaires' team at the Tour de France, which numbers four members each year. Dutchwoman Miriam Van Es has been attributed the honour. The 42 year-old has been a UCI commissaire since 1994, and is nick-named "the Iron Lady" in her home country - a characteristic she most certainly needs in a sport still dominated by men.

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