There's shouldn't be a women's TdF, Giro or Vuelta
No no, hear me out!
the idea of a "Women's Tour de France", and Giro/Vuelta equivalents, is a bad idea. If they were to run with the existing men's events, there would be huge logistical challenges and the women would be a sideshow to the men. Having a second three week tour in each country at a separate time of year would be very disruptive.
But clearly, especially if the whole women's side of the sport is raised up in level through more money, women should be perfectly capable of riding a three week tour of either similar time on the road or similar distance- or a compromise between the two. They may even, if training at a similar level, be able to do the bigger climbs as fast or even faster.
So, why play second fiddle? Why not have grand tours, but in other countries? lets make the definitive "Tour of Britain" not the week-ish long Men's race- lets have a true tour, over three weeks. We've got plenty of roads. It wouldn't have the high mountains of France, Italy or Spain, but there's still a fair number of decent hills, and it would be quite a different beast.
Going continental, Germany is huge and does have alps. So a Tour of Germany could be the next one?
To be honest, at this point I'm struggling though. Need a third, quite different country of a decent size?
They wouldn't have to jump straight to three weeks. Give the sport time to develop. One week, two week, then three week.
Also, don't call them the "Women's tour of" wherever. Just "the tour" (or local language equivalent). Make them each country's flagship bike race regardless of gender. Make the sport's collective language embrace the idea that there are six grand tours, but any given rider is only eligible for three!
(who's going to pay? not my problem)
(also, yes, a bit trolling for attention with the topic)