La Course by Le Tour de France - Overview
Organisers of the Tour de France, ASO, revealed details of their Women’s WorldTour one-day race La Course by Le Tour de France that is currently scheduled to take place on July 19, 2019.
The race will shift away from the route that boasted a mountainous race to Le Grand-Bornand this year to a hilly circuit race that is more suited to the puncheurs of the peloton.
The women will race along a circuit race, held on a version of the 27km time trial course used for stage 13 of the men's Tour de France. They will complete five laps of the circuit for a total of 120km.
The route will include a climb over the Côte d’Esquillot, making the circuit a challenge but one that could suit the one-day Classics specialists and possibly even the sprinters.
In 2018, the event returned to a one-day format, a road race linking Annecy and to a summit finish in Le Grand-Bornand, won by Van Vleuten in a showdown against runner-up Van der Breggen.
2018 La Course by Le Tour de France - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women||3:20:43|
|2||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:00:01|
|3||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team||0:01:22|
|4||Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team||0:01:58|
|5||Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:02:19|
|6||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing|
|7||Katharine Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women||0:02:22|
|8||Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women|
|9||Ane Santesteban (Spa) Ale Cipollini||0:02:24|
|10||Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink|