Unlike the higher-paid men, most professional female cyclists such as Mary Zider must work jobs to make ends meet, hindering their riding careers.
There's a lot more to professional cycling than meets the eye says Kathryn Bertine. Our resident expert provides some inside info on the inner working of a pro team.
Wall Street analyst turned cycling-phenom Evelyn Stevens has taken the sport by storm. Here is how her hobby turned into a career with cycling's top team.