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WOMEN OF
CYCLING
T H E F O U N D I N G
DID YOU
KNOW THIS
IS WOMEN’S
CYCLING
WEEK?
I didn’t.
LUCKILY, I
STUMBLED ACROSS
A GREAT ARTICLE,
“THE PIONEERS OF
WOMEN’S
CYCLING” ON
CYCLINGNEWS.CO
M AND SAW THAT
THE EDITORS...
AS AN AVID CYCLIST
(I’M CURRENTLY
TRAINING FOR THE
CICLISMO CLASSICO), I
ENJOY HEARING ABOUT
HOW WOMEN ARE
PARTICIPATING I...
HERE ARE JUST A
COUPLE OF THE
NOTABLE
“PIONEERS.”
C O M P A N Y . C O M
HÉLÈNE
DUTRIEU
C O M P A N Y . C O M
D U T R I E U S T A R T I N G C Y C L I N G B E C A U S E H E R B R O T H E R
W A S D O I N G I T . S H E W A S O N L Y 1 ...
ALFONSINA
STRADA
C O M P A N Y . C O M
S T R A D A P L A Y E D B Y T H E “ I F Y O U C A N ’ T B E A T ‘ E M ,
J O I N ‘ E M ” R U L E W H E N S H E J O I N E D ...
HAPPY
RIDING!
D O M E N I C A C R E S A P
A
P R E S E N T A T I O N
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The Founding Women of Cycling

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Luckily, I stumbled across a great article, “The Pioneers of Women’s Cycling” on CyclingNews.com and saw that the editors have been celebrating the influence of female cyclist on the sport all week. Here, a couple notable women who paved the way in the sport.

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The Founding Women of Cycling

  1. 1. WOMEN OF CYCLING T H E F O U N D I N G
  2. 2. DID YOU KNOW THIS IS WOMEN’S CYCLING WEEK? I didn’t.
  3. 3. LUCKILY, I STUMBLED ACROSS A GREAT ARTICLE, “THE PIONEERS OF WOMEN’S CYCLING” ON CYCLINGNEWS.CO M AND SAW THAT THE EDITORS HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE INFLUENCE OF FEMALE CYCLIST ON THE SPORT ALL WEEK.
  4. 4. AS AN AVID CYCLIST (I’M CURRENTLY TRAINING FOR THE CICLISMO CLASSICO), I ENJOY HEARING ABOUT HOW WOMEN ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE SPORT. READING ABOUT THE FEMALE CYCLISTS FROM LONG AGO REMINDED ME ABOUT THE WOMEN ON WHOSE SHOULDERS WE STAND AND IN WHOSE MEMORY WE RIDE.
  5. 5. HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE NOTABLE “PIONEERS.” C O M P A N Y . C O M
  6. 6. HÉLÈNE DUTRIEU C O M P A N Y . C O M
  7. 7. D U T R I E U S T A R T I N G C Y C L I N G B E C A U S E H E R B R O T H E R W A S D O I N G I T . S H E W A S O N L Y 1 4 W H E N S H E L E F T H O M E T O P U R S U E H E R D R E A M S A N D W H E N S H E W A S 1 6 S H E B R O K E T H E W O M E N ’ S H O U R R E C O R D . A T 1 8 , S H E E N T E R E D T H E W O M E N ’ S S P E E D T R A C K W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P S – A N D W O N ! S H E W O U L D R E P E A T H E R V I C T O R Y A G A I N T H E F O L L O W I N G Y E A R . W H E N Y O U G O O G L E D U T R I E U Y O U ’ L L S E E T H A T N O T O N L Y W A S S H E A C Y C L I S T , S H E W A S A L S O A N A C C O M P L I S H E D P I L O T . A C C O R D I N G T O T H E S M I T H S O N I A N N A T I O N A L A I R A N D S P A C E M U S E U M , W H O F E A T U R E S D U T R I E U I N I T S “ W O M E N I N A V I A T I O N ” G A L L E R Y , D U T R I E U W A S K N O W N A S T H E “ G I R L H A W K ” A N D S H E “ T H R I L L E D T H E W O R L D I N S E P T E M B E R O F 1 9 1 0 B Y F L Y I N G N O N - S T O P F R O M O S T E N D T O B R U G E S , B E L G I U M A N D S H E B E C A M E T H E F I R S T B E L G I A N W O M A N T O R E C E I V E A P I L O T L I C E N S E O N N O V E M B E R 2 5 , 1 9 1 0 . ”
  8. 8. ALFONSINA STRADA C O M P A N Y . C O M
  9. 9. S T R A D A P L A Y E D B Y T H E “ I F Y O U C A N ’ T B E A T ‘ E M , J O I N ‘ E M ” R U L E W H E N S H E J O I N E D T H E M E N ’ S G I R O D ’ I T A L I A . S H E F R E Q U E N T L Y P A R T I C I P A T E D I N M E N ’ S R A C E S , S O M E T I M E S W I N N I N G T H E M . S H E R O D E T H E G I R O D I L O M B A R D I A T W I C E I N 1 9 1 7 A N D 1 9 1 8 , F I N I S H I N G 2 1 S T O N H E R S E C O N D A T T E M P T , A C C O R D I N G T O C Y C L I N G N E W S . W H E N S H E W A S I N V I T E D T O R I D E T H E G I R O D ’ I T A L I A A T T H E A G E O F 2 4 , S H E W A S E N L I S T E D U N D E R T H E G E N D E R - N E U T R A L A L I A S O F A L F O N S I N S T R A D A . H E R I D E N T I T Y W A S U N C O V E R E D B E F O R E T H E R A C E B U T S H E R O D E A N Y W A Y . U N F O R T U N A T E L Y , S H E H A D B R O K E N H A N D L E B A R S D U R I N G T H E R A C E A N D W A S N ’ T A B L E T O G E T M E C H A N I C A L A S S I S T A N C E D U R I N G T H E R I D E U N T I L A S P E C T A T O R G A V E H E R T H E B R O K E N H A N D L E O F A B R O O M T O U S E . B Y T H E N , S H E ’ D B E E N M I S S E D T H E T I M E C U T . S T I L L , S H E P E D A L E D O N . S H E W A S N ’ T A N O F F I C I A L F I N I S H E R , B U T S H E C O M P L E T E D T H E R A C E A R O U N D 3 0 H O U R S B E H I N D T H E W I N N E R .
  10. 10. HAPPY RIDING! D O M E N I C A C R E S A P A P R E S E N T A T I O N

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