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… says that UCI winnings for cyclocross races were ten times more for elite men than they were for elite women.
“This looks like a pretty strong case of discrimination,” Gould said. “I understand men’s fields are deeper. There are more guys racing. OK, you don’t make it equal 20 places deep. But the top few people? You don’t get a discount like, ‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts). You pay less for your plane ticket.’ Or when I buy my license from the UCI, they’re not, like, ‘Oh, you’re a woman. You pay 10 percent of what the men pay.’ I train just as hard. You don’t go the same distance.
“‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts)’” is among best ever newspaper quotations, lovin’ those parentheses.
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