The finale of the 89km race was marred by crashes but Hosking escaped unscathed finishing the sprint ahead of Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo-Bigla) and former winner Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) in third.
The 12th round of the Women's WorldTour offered the field a high-speed circuit race along the famed city blocks of Paris, looping around the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. It was a deceptively hard 13-lap race, held on a 7km course mixed of flat sections, uphill drags and cobbles that make it a tough one-day event.
Watch the La Course by Le Tour de France highlights video above.
2016 La Course by Le Tour de France - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5||2:01:27|
|2||Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team|
|3||Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team|
|4||Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla|
|5||Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86|
|6||Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86|
|7||Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing|
|8||Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank|
|9||Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies|
|10||Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata|