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Female cyclists discouraged by lack of recognition as men in the same race awarded prize money

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When Alana Leabeater became the first woman to cross the line in a race at her local club this week, she was overjoyed.

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…



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