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La Course: Marianne Vos fades to third in uphill sprint at Landerneau'My freshness was gone when I started my sprint,' says two-time La Course winner
Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) won La Course by Le Tour de France, held on the morning of stage 1 of the men's Tour de France. After an aggressive race, the 24-year-old Dutchwoman was the fastest in a sprint of a group of eight, passing Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) on the last metres to take the victory.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) also squeezed by Vos to finish second, with Vos in third place.
“I was really looking forward to the race this morning, but I was not expecting to win. It was an awesome race and gives me a lot of confidence. And now that I won La Course, I am looking forward to the women’s Tour de France next year,” Vollering said.
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La Course by Le Tour de France, originally scheduled to take place on circuits at Mûr-de-Bretagne on June 27, was shifted to June 26 and a route similar to that of the Tour de France stage 1 from Brest to Landerneau.
The women's peloton raced a 107.4km that started in Brest and finished with three laps of a 14-kilometre with the finish line atop the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups in Landerneau.
Vollering's victory means that she moves into the overall lead of the Women's World Tour.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx||2:50:29|
|2||Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope|
|3||Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|4||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Team SD Worx|
|5||Grace Brown (Aus) Team BikeExchange|
|6||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing|
|7||Soraya Paladin (Ita) Liv Racing|
|8||Liane Lippert (Ger) Team DSM|
|9||Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo||0:00:04|
|10||Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Liv Racing|
La Course by Le Tour de France - History
La Course by Le Tour de France will embark on it's 8th edition on June 26 in Brest in 2021.
The event was launched in 2014 after a successful petition to ASO to include women's racing alongside the Tour de France.
It started as a circuit race on the Champs Elysées on the final day of the Tour de France. Those sprinter-style circuit races were held for three editions won by Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen and Chloe Hosking.
ASO shifted it to a two-day experiment in 2017, which saw a summit finish on the Col d'Izoard, held on the same day as stage 18 of the men's race, followed by a handicapped time trial in Marseille. Annemiek van Vleuten won both stages and the overall title.
ASO shifted it back to just one day event in 2018, a mountainous road race linked Annecy and to Le Grand-Bornand, also won by Van Vleuten.
The event was then moved to a circuit race in Pau in 2019 won by Vos. Last year's La Course was held in Nice won by Lizzie Diegnan.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has made a long-awaited confirmation that Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) will launch a women's Tour de France in 2022. Zwift announced that it will become the title sponsor of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift that will be held from July 24-31 in 2022.
The route - key climb
The women's peloton will race a 107.4km starting in Brest and finishing with three laps of a 14-kilometre with the finish line atop the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups in Landerneau. There is a total elevation gain of 1,800m and the race will favour the punchiest riders.
- Movistar Team
- Trek-Segafredo Women
- Alé BTC Ljubljana
- Canyon SRAM Racing
- FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
- Liv Racing
- Team BikeExchange
- Team DSM
- SD Worx
- Team Jumbo-Visma Women
- Team Arkéa Samsic
- A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
- Bizkaia Durango
- Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling
- Drops - Le Col s/b TEMPUR
- Massi - Tactic Women Team
- Parkhotel Valkenburg
- Rally Cycling Women
- Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
- Team TIBCO - SVB
- Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
La Course by Le Tour de France 2021
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