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Tracey Gaudry, new UCI VP; a woman of few sentences
Last Post 10/03/2013 02:05 PM by ChinookPass .. 3 Replies.
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79pmooney

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10/02/2013 09:49 PM
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/10/news/gaudry-qa-reflecting-on-the-uci-vote-with-its-first-female-vice-president_304830

The VeloNews interview before she was appointed VP.  5 questions.  9 sentences in reply.  At roughly 17 words per line, 972 words or 106 words per sentence!  I'm impressed.  This woman has a talent.

Much more seriously: This is cool, Brian Cookson taking on a woman as VP.  He has talked a lot about boosting women's cycling.  His opposition kept saying that was just talk.  Yes, this could be just a token gesture.  But in his first 36 hours he already appears to have done more than his predecessor in 8 years.  I like what I am seeing.

Ben
ChinookPass

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10/03/2013 11:19 AM
Seems like low hanging fruit. They should add a women's race to most of the men's classics races. And real races, not just a crit or a short TT. About the only women's race I can name is Fleche Wallone.
79pmooney

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10/03/2013 01:07 PM
Low hanging fruit, yes. But it is a start. And very different from the former Pres who had as his second (and pulling strings?) Ver what's his name. (I know he wasn't VP. I sure couldn't tell you who that VP was. Seems to me he lived up to the usual VP status of being invisible. I'm hoping that will change.)

I agree, we need more real women's races, especially happening beside the great men's races. (That TT at the TOC was a joke!) I'm hoping Marianne Vos stays active here. She is in a place to be seen and heard and she now has an ear in Cookson (I hope).

Ben
ChinookPass

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10/03/2013 02:05 PM
low hanging fruit was referring to adding women's races to the men's events. I'm glad Cookson in giving women's racing a voice.
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