Women's Tour de France
The Tour de France event is solely for men. However, there is an event called La Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale or simply Le Tour Féminin which is unofficially considered to be the Tour de France for women. The term "Grande Boucle" means "Great Loop" in English, describing the stages of the veent that 'loop' around France.
Le Tour Féminin was held from 1984 to 2003 (no event 1990-91). There was no event in 2004. In 2005 it was resurrected though held over fewer stages and held at a different time. The last event was held in 2009.
Final overall classification
- Emma Pooley (GB) Cervelo
- Christiane Soeder (Aut) Cervelo
- Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank