Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 7/12/13
Marianne Vos has Olympic gold medals and the road race world champion's rainbow jersey in her trophy cabinet. Now she wants the chance to add a yellow jersey. Olympic road race champion Vos is among a group of cyclists, including British Olympian Emma Pooley, who have launched an online petition urging Tour de France organizers to let women participate in next year's race. In an online letter to Tour director Christian Prudhomme, the riders say that after a century "it is about time women are allowed to race the Tour de France, too." A "Tour Feminin" women's race in France that was staged in the past "lacked parity, media coverage, and sponsorship" the letter to Prudhomme says.
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