Van der Breggen comes undone on La Course's final pitch in Le Grand Bornand

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) could almost touch the finish line in Le Grand-Bornand at the La Course by Le Tour de France one-day race when she was passed by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). The Olympic champion lost out on what looked like a near-certain victory on the last 20 metres of a 112.5-kilometre race with four hard climbs, and she admitted that she did not enjoy that final.

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.