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The Tour de France is going to have a women’s race.

After years of female cyclists calling for a women’s version of the race, including petitions and some even riding every stage of the men’s race, they will now have a Tour de France to call their own. 

While there’s no word on what the route and length of the race will be, it is known that the race will start on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard after the conclusion of the men’s race.

There had been a women’s race from 1984-1989, but a so-called “lack of economic balance” led to the race’s failure. Zwift, an online fitness platform, has signed on in a four-year sponsorship. 

The “Tour de France Femmes” is scheduled to start on July 24, 2022.