Rose Manley presents the Richard Moore Award to Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) (Image credit: SWPix)
The Women’s Tour awarded Clara Copponi (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope) the Richard Moore Award at the finish of stage 6 , honouring the award-winning cycling journalist who died in March this year at the age of 49.
The award was conceived by Women’s Tour organisers SweetSpot to celebrate Moore’s contribution to women’s cycling, and was given to the rider “who has gone above and beyond in their efforts to engage with the world’s media.”
“Richard Moore was one of the most loved, respected and pioneering journalists to ever cover the sport of cycling,” the race organisers said. “His brainchild, The Cycling Podcast , transformed how people worldwide engage and interact with the sport.”
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“Together with colleagues Rose Manley and Orla Chennaoui, Richard was a regular at the Women’s Tour, as this was the first outside of the three men’s Grand Tours to be afforded daily episodes. These enhanced the profile and stature of the race, something we’re forever grateful for.
“The Women’s Tour wanted to honour his memory by acknowledging the rider in this year’s race who has gone above and beyond in their efforts to engage with the world’s media.”Moore’s The Cycling Podcast colleague Rose Manley presented the award to Clara Copponi on […]