Surge in support – A petition with nearly 75,000 names urging the UCI and Amaury Sports Organization to create a women's Tour de France was started last week by four top female athletes.
Vos vow – Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos has won Olympic gold and triumphed at the World Championships but she's desperate to try her luck at the women's Tour de France.
Bertine on big screen – Cyclist turned fillmaker Kathryn Bertine is making a documentary on the struggles of women's cycling with "Half the Road" set to be released in The Fall.
Iron Woman – Four time World Ironman Champion and top triathlete Chrissie Wellington has lent her support to the campaign after growing frustrated with the conditions facing female cyclists.
Pooley power – Britain's Emma Pooley, a former time trial world champion and an Olympic silver medalist, was the last winner of the Tour Feminin in 2009.
Trott's target – Double Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott says she would love to race in a women's Tour, but has reservations about the timing and logistics of such an event.