Nouvelles: Matthew Beaudin | Photographie: Jordan Reid | Date:
In 1891, a young woman named Tillie Anderson emigrated to the United States from Sweden. She was 14, and without a father, who had died when Anderson was eight. She worked as a seamstress in Chicago, and in two years she saved enough money to buy a “racing bicycle.”
That young woman entered 130 races, of which she won 123.