For six glorious years during the 1980s, a women’s Tour de France was held alongside the men’s race… their story has never been told, until now. These women raced over the same cobblestones, conquered the same mountains, and were cheered by the same throng of adoring crowds as the men. Ultimately their race was cancelled, and their heroic deeds have been almost forgotten. As the Tour de France, Femmes returns in 2022, what lessons can be learnt from these women who dared to soar? There has never been a more poignant time to celebrate these women’s achievements and inspire future women to ride the Tour de France.