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“Mum of the year” cycles uphill with bike trailer and towing extra child on Tour de France route

ProCyclingStats captured the great moment before today’s Tour de France stage, with the woman fittingly wearing a polka dot outfit during her impressive effort

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Footage of a woman cycling with a child bike trailer uphill with another child getting a tow off the back of that is going viral, with cycling fans applauding the hardy effort by saying she "deserves a contract" and is "the true wearer of the polka dot jersey" at this year's Tour de France. 

With today's stage 9 being won by Bob Jungels after a mammoth 65km solo break, it's perhaps fitting that ProCyclingStats filmed this gritty effort to set us up for an emotional end to the day's proceedings. Jungels claimed his first World Tour stage victory for four years after suffering from a rare condition called arterial endofibrosis, with this win marking his comeback proper. 

Fellow mums were full of praise for the woman, while some have also suggested that a Cannondale sponsorship should be on the cards, especially since it's been claimed that this isn't her first rodeo; a photo of what appears to be the same cyclist riding an identical Cannondale bike with a trailer attached was allegedly taken at the Giro d'Italia in 2019. 

Think this supermum only excels on the climbs? The folks at ProCyclingStats caught her on the other side too, albeit with the additional towed child who was tied to the trailer understandably detaching himself for this bit… 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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