What is The Tour of America?
It is an elite women’s multi-stage cycling race that aspires to become a women’s counterpart to the pinnacle event in the sport of cycling, the Tour de France.
Audacious? Outrageous? Maybe, but if all goes as planned, this race will launch sometime in 2019 and become part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour. Each year, the race will grow and rotate to different regions of the U.S., attracting crowds along the route as it showcases the beauty, diversity and energy of America.
It will be a race that attracts some of the world’s greatest athletes as they compete in the ultimate test in cycling for women.
But it will be much more than a race. The Tour of America will also make a bold statement about gender equality and women’s empowerment – carrying a message each day of competition to women and girls around the world, a message that tells them they too can climb to the top of a podium and achieve their goals and dreams, whatever they may be, with the right level of effort and commitment.
Was there ever a better time to make a statement like this one? We don’t think so.
Our vision is to create one of the world’s most popular women’s cycling events, and we start from a strong position: we have the support of USA Cycling, the Women’s Cycling Association (WSA), world class cycling event manager Medalist Sports, and an athlete steering committee that includes three-time gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. But our team has a large mountain to climb and we are only just beginning. We want to bring this race to life, and we need you to cheer us on to the top.
So, here’s our simple ask:
Become part of our audience by following our progress, reading our blogs, joining our mailing list and sharing this site and our posts with your friends and family. In the months ahead, we’re going to tell you all about this dream we have and why we think it can change the world. The timing couldn’t be better.
We hope you’ll Join the Journey!