French male cyclists in business class but women in economy

French cycling defends men flying in business class & women in economy

Sep 17, 2022 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe is aiming to defend his UCI Road World Championships title in Australia The French Cycling Federation has defended its decision to fly its men to the Cycling World Championships in Australia in business class while the women's team travelled in economy.
  • But Christophe Manin, French cycling's national technical director, said the decision was based on money and the men's better chance of winning "We don't have the means to put everyone in business," Manin told AFP.
  • "But we don't have the means to put everyone in business.
  • "If we had the mountain bike world championships in Australia with the same economic choice to make, we would put the two girls in business and the boys in economy", he said, referring to four-time cross country world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and European champion Loana Lecomte.

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