Project Tour de France 2019 - Golden Warrior Women’s Team
Golden Warrior Women reflects our desire to create social movement thru endurance sport. Since 2014, a group of French women have been cycling the Tour de France route one day before the professionals with the aim of getting professional women's teams on the Tour de France. This past July, 2018, Coach Gyl Golden joined this group of strong, fierce women in completing the entire 2018 tour. As such she was so inspired as to create a team to join the French team in 2020. As this is a non- competitive course, the aim is to make this movement as big as possible in order to make a real difference.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2020 team. The Tour de France runs over the course of 3 weeks. There are 21 stages and two rest days. The total distance for 2018 was 3,351 km (2,082 miles) ranging between 150 km to 230 km per day. This includes 26 climbs in the mountains totaling approximately 21,000 meters of climbing over the 3 weeks.
Successful applicants must be able to stay with the group (peloton) meaning maintain an average speed of 25 km (16 miles) per hour. She must be accustom to doing climbs ranging from a 10 -12 percent pitch as well as she must have good descending skills as there are steep and long climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees. Overall good bike handling skills are essential as we bike as a group and roads will be open to traffic. Ideal candidates must also be able to work in a team environment and support one another.
While this team initiative is aimed for women participants, it is a pilot program with the goal of having more women participating on the Tour the day before the professionals. However, starting 2020 the project will be open to both women and men.
If you are interested please give us a shout for more information and details at firstname.lastname@example.org
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