By VeloNews Interactive
The HP Women’s Challenge cycling race will return to network television when CBS Sports broadcasts the 2001 race on Saturday, July 14.
The one-hour telecast will highlight all 13 stages of the 12-day race, including the grueling mountain climbs. Organized by Women’s Challenge, Inc. and sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company through 2002, the event is one of the world’s toughest races both for the caliber of competitors and the demanding nature of the courses.
The 2001 race will be run from June 13-24 and will cover over 688 miles of tough Idaho terrain.
The 2001 HP Women’s Challenge expects to showcase some of cycling’s most famous riders, including American Olympic silver medalist Mari Holden, Australian cycling phenomenon Anna Millward, and three-time Olympic Medalist Jeannie Longo.
Race and event information is available at www.womenschallenge.com