“My goals were to equalize the prize money for elite men and women, develop an U23 women’s category and filter through all those rules to make essential changes for the good of the sport. I also want to ensure that all professional racers have clear, set pathways to ensure they can carry out their sport at the World Cup level.”
Helen Wyman is an idol to many when it comes to women’s struggle for equality within the racing world.
Pro-cyclist and twice European champion, Helen Wyman has always been at the front of pushing for gender equality in cycling whether taking responsibility in front of the media or politically with Race Organisers, British Cycling and the UCI.
Following her recent appointment to the UCI commission, Wyman had already made a significant impact with more races now paying equal prize money to men and women, greater TV coverage and the introduction of an U23 category in the World Championships.
Helen takes her mentoring responsibilities in Cyclo-Cross and Road Cycling (for Matrix Pro Cycling) very seriously. She also dedicates much time to work with Race Organisers to help promote events such as The Women’s Tour.
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