Flanders Classics about more prize money for women: “There is…


Thomas Van Den Spiegel repeated that Flanders Classics effectively aims to bring the prize money of the women’s competitions to the same level as the equivalent for the men in 2023. As Danilith Nokere Koerse is already doing on March 16, 2022. “Although I maintain that I only find the equalization of prize money useless. There are more yards. I am not alone with this vision.”

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The CEO of Flanders Classics sums up. “Women’s cycling needs some things that can generate more resources,” he says. “That is primarily TV broadcasting. They should be on TV as often as possible because that attracts money to the sport. Riders and teams agree that investments must be made in television and in starting money across all teams.”

And what about the prize money? Van Den Spiegel: “It is only in the third instance that we start investing in prize money. Because that only rewards the top riders. And they are not asking for that. There was one last season crowdfunding been to equate the prize money in the Strade Bianche. Well, the riders did not accept that then. They chose to donate all the money raised to projects that are committed to women’s cycling,” it sounds. “That indicates that more is needed. Raising prize money is symbolic. I understand that, but at the same time so much budget is needed to make women’s cycling better with other things. In February we will announce our initiatives for next spring. It is an additional investment to give women’s cycling an extra boost. The Tour de France will restart next year, there was a first Paris-Roubaix on TV, which is very positive. We are on the right track, but there is still a lot to do.”

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