The reasons for this are complex but the physical and mental health and well-being benefits of taking part for women are especially high.
Scrymgeour may not be directly involved with a top-level women's cycling team next year, however, she will continue to play a role with in the sport as a member of the Women's Commission at the UCI, and through her cycling brands Velocio Apparel and Ally's.
Having created Velocio Sports, her management company, following the disbanding of HTC-Highroad in 2011, Scrymgeour has overseen the program that was initially known as Specialized-lululemon from 2012-14, followed by the title sponsorship Velocio Apparel and component manufacturer sram during the 2015 season.She put a friendly, likable and smart face on women's cycling and directly impacted the careers of many of the athletes that we talk about today.She brought young woman is looking for him in a love of the sport alongside her competence.Their efforts to put the sport on TV is going to make some big changes for women's cycling.".Whether you already ride a bike or are keen to get back in the saddle and burn some calories, there has never been a better time.Through much of her time in the sport of cycling; as a competitor with the US-based team Saturn, in her career as a journalist for.After all, her riders displayed the impeccable teamwork and world-class athleticism that her program has been known for during their four-year tenure at the top ranks of women's cycling.Scrymgeour said that she doesn't blame the lack of funding for the sole reason her team is folding.There are really only a handful of teams, men and women, which are really funded at a level that matches their athletic ambitions.Depending on their resources, organisers of races on the Women's WorldTour will be able to provide either live streaming or highlight packages, but it will be mandatory for them to provide a news clip to be distributed to international broadcasters shortly after the race finish.The UCI first want to solidify the platform which is the events series and the calendar right before making any additional changes.It's free to do and all organisers will benefit from our 10 million."There's also a bit of sadness because this is the end of the team but we've ended on a good note and that's great.
It will also include one-day events that were on the World Cup with the Flèche Wallonne, GP Plouay, Tour of Flanders, Open de Suede Vargarda road race and team time trial, Ronde van Drenthe, Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Philadelphia Classic.
Chairman of USA Cycling's Board of Directors Bob Stapleton, who owned HTC-Highroad and hired Scrymgeour to both manage the women's team and take over Marketing and Communications from 2007 to the end of 2011, chimed in on Scrymgeour's decision to end her Velocio-sram squad.
You just become really passionate about it, and it's an enjoyable challenge when you can see change and see the way it affects people's lives."I was finding that I was spending so much time on sponsorship for the team that I couldn't put enough time into the other two companies, so I had to consolidate my assets.It might seem contradictory, since Scrymgeour's team is coming to an end, but she has a sense of optimistism about the financial future and stability of women's cycling.The sport governing body have set up a UCI Women's Teams Working Group with many riders and teams representatives to consult with them on the direction of possible changes to the Women's WorldTour for future seasons.You can never rest." One person who will always be a supporter of Scrymgeour's endeavours in women's cycling is Stapleton, who said, "One thing that is unique is that Kristy had no personal agenda."It's not something that has haunted me since I've stopped racing, but everything that I did after I was a racer I have always strived to push for more women's coverage.It was a combination of things, I won't blame it totally on sponsorship she said."We all know that the structure of women's cycling is difficult at the moment whereby the only revenue that race organisers and teams get is through sponsorship, so it's a difficult model overall.But now, if you want to be part of the WorldTour then you have to take steps to film your race, stream it live, and broadcast it, provide footage for a highlight package.E-Store, women, the women's cycling clothing line is the best expression of Campagnolo translated into women.
I was a cyclist, and you come out of a racing career knowing that it's a beautiful sport and we need to create change so that it opens up opportunities, so that women don't have to quit to go and get a job.
She noted that during her time as owner of Specialized-Lululemon and Velocio-sram, her search for sponsorship dollars this year revealed a new level of excitement about womens racing from sponsors and brands that are both inside and outside of the bike industry.