OVO Energy Women's Tour and Tour of Britain to offer equal prize money for second year in a row
Mar 15 2019 06:54 am CET

OVO Energy Women's Tour and Tour of Britain to offer equal prize money for second year in a row
OVO Energy Women's Tour and Tour of Britain to offer equal prize money for second year in a row
OVO Energy Women's Tour

OVO Energy will back an equal prize fund for the Women's Tour and the Tour of Britain for the second year in a row. The name sponsor of the races already supported this in 2018.

The OVO Energy Women's Tour will be held from the 10th to the 15th of June, increasing to six days for the first time. The best riders of the women's peloton will be fighting for a prize of 97.880 Euros, in 2018 it was 89.999 Euros.

"This is our third year sponsoring the OVO Energy Women's Tour, helping to enable a free-to-view sporting event to be brought to fans across the UK," commented Adrian Letts, CEO of Retail, OVO Energy.

"Last year we announced the top cyclists at the Women's Tour would compete for equal prize money, taking a meaningful step towards gender parity in cycling. We're proud to have committed to matching the prize money again, helping to provide an equal platform and inspiring more women to ride bikes."

The race director of the OVO Energy Women's Tour, Mick Bennett, commented on the announcement. "This continued commitment by OVO Energy aligns with our desire to keep the Women's Tour at the forefront of sport's push towards equality," he said.

"In 2018 we saw how aggressive and entertaining the racing was – no doubt helped by the prize fund on offer – and I have little doubt that the action will relent in June."

The 2018 edition of the race was won by Team Sunweb's Coryn Rivera.
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