I should clarify. It's closer to 1983 in Europe in regards to women's racing. I don't remember the race, but this year in Italy there was a road rahce where cars were on the course. Vos and many of the other top riders quit in protest. We are very fortunate for the opportunities of equality in this country, but it's a different world out there.
EuroCrossCamp Roster Announced: Elite Women Added for 2013 Season
The 2013-2014 EuroCrossCamp XI roster has been released, and we’re thrilled that this season, in addition to the superstar junior and U23 racers typically included, there will also be two Elite Women (both featured in upcoming Issue 23) heading over to Belgium with Geoff Proctor’s group. EuroCrossCamp brings young racers over to Belgium for the race-filled well-known Christmas week, so stay tuned in a couple weeks as we follow their travels and track their race results!
- Elle Anderson: San Francisco, CA; Cal Giant Berry p/b Specialized
- Courtenay McFadden: Bellingham, WA; Bicycle Bluebook/Rock Lobster
- Andrew Dillman: Fairdale, KY; Sophisticated Living p/b Bob’s Red Mill
- Cody Kaiser: El Dorado Hills, CA; Cal Giant Berry p/b Specialized
- Tobin Ortenblad: Santa Cruz, CA; Cal Giant Berry p/b Specialized
- Logan Owen: Bremerton, WA; Cal Giant Berry p/b Specialized
- Grant Ellwood: Boulder, CO; Boulder Cyclo Sport Devo p/b BJC
- Peter Goguen: Hopedale, MA; RACE CF | racecf.org @racecf
- Lance Haidet: Bend, OR; Bear Development Team
- Gavin Haley: Louisville, KY; Red Zone Cycling Elite
- Chris Key: Boulder, CO; Boulder Cyclo Sport Devo p/b BJC
- Ian McShane: Louisville, KY; Sophisticated Living p/b Bob’s Red Mill
- Ethan Reynolds: Boise, ID; Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team
- Austin Vincent: Simsbury, CT; RACE CF | racecf.org @racecf
- Josey Weik: Wrenshall, MN; Red Zone Cycling Elite
- Cooper Willsey: Hinesburg, VT; Cyclocrossworld.com/Cannondale
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I'm pretty sure if an elite woman that has been competitive in the US UCI races wants to attend that she has that option. Figure on plunking down 3k if you want to go. With team budgets spread thin, I'm not sure that's an option for a lot of riders. Plus, if a rider makes the worlds team, they'll have to come up with similar funding. And in regards to junior girls, until recently, many of the big events didn't field a woman's race. It's closer to 1983, than 2013.
I'm thrilled to see the list and that it includes 2 Elite women! However, saddened that this is terribly lopsided gender-wise considering we are in the year 2013.
@grocerystorebar Exactly. SO happy.