Van Vleuten critical of new La Course road race in Nice

Mitchelton-Scott’s Annemiek Van Vleuten celebrates victory at the 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) was critical of the new 2020 La Course by Le Tour de France road race set to take place in Nice on August 29. The world champion said the 96km race is not challenging enough to be part of the Women's WorldTour.

"Just checked the course of this years La Course by Le Tour de France... Can't believe what I saw: a 96km 'race': only 2 laps with a 3rd cat climb... Not really WorldTour level," she wrote in a post on Twitter over the weekend.

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