Episode 5: Tillie Anderson, Champion of the World

With seemingly more coverage of the issue recently than ever, women’s fight for an equal place in bike racing kind of feels like a modern phenomenon. But women have been fighting for the right to race bikes for nearly the entirety of bike racing history. In the late 1800s, a young Swedish immigrant named Tillie Anderson joined that fight and quickly became the star of American cycling with a nearly flawless record and the world champion title to her name.

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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3 Responses to Episode 5: Tillie Anderson, Champion of the World

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  2. THANK YOU, Josh, for producing this episode. Great job! I’m so grateful for your work to preserve and promote the history of women’s cycling, and especially for the respect and honor shown to my great Aunt Tillie. Godspeed!

  3. Thanks Josh so much for your episode. That’s interesting story of women’s cycling history. Going forward, hoping you will have the more useful episode like this.

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