Stories of Commitment: Bonnie Tu and the Inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift
On July 24, 2022, 142 professional women road cyclists took to the start line in Paris, France at the first-ever Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The women who raced the action-packed 82 km circuit from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées, race organizers, sponsors and fans in attendance were all a part of history in the making.
Cheering loudly from the sidelines was one woman who is no stranger to making history. Bonnie Tu, the chairperson of the Giant Bicycle Group, has been an advocate for women’s equality in cycling since she founded Liv in 2008. After taking on the Tour of Taiwan in 2007 at the age of 57, Bonnie was shocked by the lack of bikes and gear for women. Creating the Liv brand and designing bikes and gear for women, by women, with women, her mission is to welcome more women into the sport of cycling.
“Ultimately, my mission is to have more women on bikes, because cycling is such a good sport,” said Bonnie.