Women’s sports are great sports, and cycling is among the most popular sports in the world. The UCI, Cycling’s international federation, has a vision for strong growth in women’s cycling, and to that end, they have established UCI Women’s WorldTour – a series of standalone women’s races that will take place in Europe, China and North America. The calendar leaves open the possibility of adding multi-stage races, especially in North America, and the Tour of America will be the perfect addition to the 2020 race schedule.
Perhaps most important, women’s empowerment and gender equality is a universal issue of our time, and the Tour of America can serve as a powerful platform to inspire girls and young women to reach their potential in whatever field of endeavor they choose. Now more than ever, this is an issue that we all need to address for the betterment of humanity.