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Embrocation Cycling Journal: In the Pro MTB Scene [A Look at Pro Women's Racing]

May 29, 2012

Embrocation Cycling Journal: In the Pro MTB Scene [A Look at Pro Women's Racing]

In the pro MTB scene, the US has the big names: Georgia Gould, Katie Compton, and while she isn’t racing for the US, let’s face it, we’ve got Katerina Nash. The list goes on. These racers consistently finish in the top ten at World Cup races, and land on the podium pretty frequently as well. In the last World Cup, Gould was fourth. And if you didn’t catch on, all of those big names happen to be women. The top US man in the same World Cup race? Somewhere in the low teens. Yet somehow, the women continue to be paid less than the men, and paid less attention, no matter how deserving they are.

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