When Alana Leabeater became the first woman to cross the line in a race at her local club this week, she was overjoyed.
- Alana Leabeater identified several cycling events where women don’t get podiums or prize money
- She says it is discouraging and also creates an unwelcoming environment for women
- Stef Hanson says there’s a huge difference when it comes to equality for female triathletes compared to cyclists
But that joy quickly turned into frustration when her achievement went unrecognised — in direct contrast to the men competing in the same race, who were given prize money and presentations.
“No women’s podiums or prize money for any grade at Penrith CC Easter Creek crit (criterion), ” said Leabeater, who is an amateur…