QCW women and men gathered over a French breakfast to take in the inaugural women’s La Course by Tour de France race on July 27th. Watching the race was amazing and inspiring not only because of it’s historic significance but also because we had the opportunity to meet one of the riders, Kathryn Bertine, a few weeks prior and were cheering her and her team Wiggle-Honda on.
After an exciting sprint finish of La Course, the group went for a 50-mile ride in preparation for the upcoming Tour de Millersburg race. Our ride leader, Ted Slack, mapped out a perfect route for us that incorporated a little of everything: hills, sprints and the all-important WAWA pit stop.
Addendum by Melissa Hiller: The combination of meeting Kathryn Bertine and group riding with Ted must have unleashed Eden’s inner beast because this past Sunday Eden won her first race at Rodale.