Women to get equal prize money in Tour Down Under cycling event

22 January 2018 12:41
South Australian government’s announcement hailed by this year’s winner Amanda Spratt as ‘a huge step forward for equality’Riders in the Women’s Tour Down Under will receive the same pay as their male counterparts for the first time, the South Australian government has announced.On Monday the state government announced that from 2019 it would increase the prize pool in the women’s cycling event by about $90,000, putting the competition’s prize pool on par with the male event. Related: 'This moment is for you': how women's sport rocked 2017 and pointed to the future Wow, not that I needed any more reasons to love Tour Down Under. What a huge step forward for equality https://t.co/gK88JhBNFtJust wow. Huge news & just one more example of how women's sport is on the up and in the forefront of the public's mind in Australia. #proud https://t.co/643Xmic3ZhPrize money for 2.1 UCI sanctioned #TDU Women’s race is now equal to men’s! I applaud the #seesouthaustralia Government commitment to support women cycling and thrilled to see that UCI’s first World Tour event leads the way for equal prize money! Lots to learn from this action. pic.twitter.com/c5JMNFKSJA Related: Tennis players want more money? It's not as absurd as it sounds | Greg Jericho Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian