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by Neal Rogers
July 17, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Mollema solos from breakaway to Stage 15 victory at Tour de France; Brennauer back in Thüringen lead after stage wins for Simmonds, Stephens; Vos wins GC at BeNe Ladies Tour along with two stages; Ferrand-Prévot defends national cross-country title in Plouec; UCI announces junior women category for world cyclocross championships, starting in 2020; Study: Women cyclists more put off by traffic than men; Video: 24 hours with Michael Matthews at the Tour de France; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 15 highlights.
During a meeting of the UCI Management Committee on June 28, the creation of the junior women’s category at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships was approved, beginning at the 2020 worlds.
Also, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 season, all C1 and C2 events must offer minimum prize money for men and women. And while there is not equal prize money for the UCI’s Telenet Cyclocross World Cup series, the UCI did increase the payout on the overall series standings for women to €35,000, a 39% increase.
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