Discussion

Women's cycling prize money is for the birds

The equality between men's and women's cycling is far from equal. Heck, even pigeons earn more money racing in Europe. But Kathryn Bertine points out she doesn't race for the money, it's all about the love of the sport. After all, all the prize money in the world can't buy her what she needs most: Olympic qualification points.

Updated: April 26, 2011, 8:03 AM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

Elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine is writing about her quest to qualify for the 2012 London Games. In Part 6 of her series, Bertine explains that the equality between men's and women's cycling is far from equal.

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

A woman rides her bike past a house. A man in the front yard is speaking sternly to a pigeon. The woman stops and asks what he's doing.

The man says, "I'm teaching the pigeon to race."

The woman asks, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM