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Old 02-08-12, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
FYI - I'm female & I read this forum (and have learned a lot here). I'll be posting here more after my first race (3/3) as I don't really feel like I belong yet, until I pin a number on.

That said - I don't know enough about the issue to have a well-formed opinion. It would be nice if top level female athletes could at least make a living, so a minimum pro salary seems to make some sense.

I do wish there was more televised women's racing, I would watch it if it was available to watch.
fyi. The ones who are actually on the top level teams do indeed make a passable living, and the ones on the U.S. based teams receive better compensation than racers on the European teams do. It also happens that the purse is usually larger Stateside, too.
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