Launch of the first International Women’s Tour of the Pyrenees

Mar 3, 2022

Launch of the first International Women’s Tour of the Pyrenees

Organised by the Association Française des Coureures Cyclistes (AFCC) and the Communauté d'Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrenees, the International Women’s Tour of the Pyrenees is destined to shine a spotlight on women’s professional cycling. Scheduled to run over three days, it comprises four stages between the 5 and 7 August 2022.

Recognition at last for professional women’s cycling

Over many decades, women’s cycling has had no real representation to speak of, and women involved in the sport as professionals have enjoyed no official status. Today, thanks to the work of the AFCC, supported by its partners in the world of cycling and professional sport, women for whom cycle racing is a career are now fully recognised and have official status as professional racing cyclists.

Since its creation in 2019, the AFCC has succeeded – in just two years – in bringing women’s cycling to everyone’s attention and adding a feminine and cultural approach to the sport.

Sponsors and partners

Many actors across the Pyrenean territory are supporting the event (some partners are still in the process of being confirmed)
Mapei, TotalEnergies, Eden Autos, Leclerc Pau and Tarbes, Euralis, Sport R, the Communauté d’agglomération de Pau Béarn Pyrénées, the town of Lacq, the Communauté de Communes du Pays de Nay, the Communauté de communes Pyrénées Vallée des gaves, the town of Pierrefitte-Nestalas, the town of Arrens-Marsous, the town of Lourdes, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, the Hautes Pyrénées department, and the regions of Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie, along with Teréga, the gas transport and storage operator based in the Grand Sud-Ouest region.

Dominique Mockly, Chairman and General Manager of Teréga

Teréga is proud to be able to support this race, which puts professional women’s cycle racing centre stage. Our beautiful country in the Pyrenees will offer the cyclists the perfect arena to show off their talent.

Dominique MocklyChairman and CEO of Teréga