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Closing the gender gap, one biking girl at a time

At any given time during the five-day Sea Otter cycling festival in California last month, you’d see tens of thousands of people roaming the sunlit venue, browsing the booths and, of course, racing and riding bikes. The hustle and bustle, the maze of people, the glaring sun — it can be an overwhelming sight at …

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Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

From the outside looking in, the life of a pro cyclist appears to be something that’s well worth aspiring to. Galavanting around the globe, racing in far-flung places, being looked after by team staff, all while only having to worry about your form, the team’s results and keeping your sponsors happy. One aspect that’s often …

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Parenthood and cycling

Philippe Gilbert seems to have gotten around parenting commitments while making his way back on the podium, and Jens Voigt is still going hard at 42 years old with six children. In fact, many pro cyclists need to juggle family commitments while on a full-time race schedule. Various pro riders who are also fathers have …

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