Words from their website:
In what we believe will be a first for womenâ€™s cycling, a team of six amateur women will take on the ultimate road cycling challenge of a complete grand tour. Starting in LiÃ¨ge one day ahead of the pro peloton our riders will complete the entire parcours of the 2012 Tour de France arriving in Paris on the 21st of July. In the process theyâ€™ll prove to themselves, other female cyclists, and women thinking about taking up the sport, that any bicycle dream is possible.
In true RÃªve fashion theyâ€™ll stay in the same spartan hotels and endure the unrelenting grind of daily transfers that define the annual three-week test of heart, mind and legs. This adventure would not have been possible without the committed support of our sponsors listed in the side bar. Each of these companies recognizes the increasing importance of the womenâ€™s market and theyâ€™ve responded by outfitting the team with the best collection of womenâ€™s-specific products available. Through team camps in Portland (April) and Santa Rosa (May) the women and men behind these brands have been with us every step of the way, leaving no detail or advantage to chance. We have the best bikes, the best components, clothing, hydration, nutrition, recovery products, skin care and luggage. All thatâ€™s left now is to ride and document the journey.
Check out the Team’s page here!