Remembering the 1984 Women's Tour de France champions


The U.S. team at the 1984 Women's Tour de France
The U.S. team at the 1984 Women's Tour de France (l to r) Betsy King, Deborah Shumway, Patty Peoples, Marianne Martin, Jolanta Goral and Bette Wise-Steffan.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 21, 2014) -- In honor of the UCI's Women's Cycling Week, which will culminate with Sunday's La Course by Le Tour de France, USA Cycling would like to recognize the 30-year anniversary of the first Women's Tour de France (Tour Cycliste Feminin) where American Marianne Martin won the yellow jersey and was joined on the podium by teammate Deborah Shumway, third in the general classification.
The U.S. squad, comprised of Martin, Shumway, Betsy King, Patty Peoples, Jolanta Goral and Bette Wise-Steffan, also won the team GC that year and were stars on the Champs Elysees.
"I’ll never forget that moment and feeling of American Pride," says Peoples.  

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