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2014 La Course by Le Tour de France

The 2014 La Course by Le Tour de France was the inaugural edition of La Course by Le Tour de France, a one-day women's cycle race held in France.[1] The race was run before the 21st stage of the 2014 Tour de France on 27 July. The race consisted of 13 laps on the traditional course on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, making a distance of 89.0 kilometres. The race was organised by the ASO[2] and rated by the UCI as a 1.1 category race.

2014 La Course by Le Tour de France
Logo of the 2014 edition
Logo of the 2014 edition
Race details
Dates27 July 2014
Distance89.0 km (55.30 mi)
Winning time2h 00' 41"
  Winner  Marianne Vos (NED) (Rabo Liv)
  Second  Kirsten Wild (NED) (Giant-Shimano)
  Third  Leah Kirchmann (CAN) (Optum Kelly)

  Points  Marta Tagliaferro (ITA) (Alé Cipollini)
  Youth  Coryn Rivera (USA) (UnitedHealthcare)
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The race was covered in 157 countries by 25 TV broadcasters, 23 of which broadcast the last hour of the race live.[3]


Teams competingEdit

The raceEdit

The race started at 11:45 Central European Summer Time (UTC+2), and was scheduled to last until 13:00. The race saw many attacks. Dutchwomen Ellen van Dijk (Boels–Dolmans), who attacked multiple times, was the only women who was able to get clear for a few laps with a maximal advantage of over half a minute. Besides of her also Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten (both Rabo–Liv), Amy Pieters (Team Giant-Shimano), Chantal Blaak (Specialized–lululemon), Alena Amialiusik (Astana BePink) and Rachel Neylan (Australia National team) attempted to ride away from the peloton, but none were successful. With a few kilometres to go the Mexican national champion Ana Teresa Casas (Estado de México-Faren Kuota) crashed out of the race, and with around a kilometre to go another crash in the bunch took down Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabo Liv Cycling Team). The race ended in a bunch sprint with a peloton of about 30 riders. Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Cycling Team) won the sprint ahead of Kirsten Wild (Team Giant-Shimano). Canada's Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished third in the sprint.[4][5][6]


Besides the individual time classification (finishing time of the riders) there is a sprint and young rider classification. The Young rider classification exists of the individual time classification with riders born since 1 January 1992. The sprint classification is established by adding up the points obtained in each of the intermediate sprints. There were sprints after each of the first eleven laps, where 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point(s) were/was awarded to the top five riders.[7]

Race result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Marianne Vos (NED) Rabo–Liv 2h 00' 41"
2   Kirsten Wild (NED) Giant–Shimano + 0"
3   Leah Kirchmann (CAN) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies + 0"
4   Lisa Brennauer (GER) Specialized–lululemon + 0"
5   Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini + 0"
6   Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women's Team + 0"
7   Jolien D'Hoore (BEL) Lotto Belisol Ladies + 0"
8   Emma Johansson (SWE) Orica–AIS + 0"
9   Simona Frapporti (ITA) Astana BePink Womens Team + 0"
10   Roxane Fournier (FRA) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 + 0"


Sprint classification
Rider Team Points
1   Marta Tagliaferro (ITA) Ale Cipollini 32
2   Alena Amialiusik (BLR) Astana BePink 25
3   Audrey Cordon (FRA) Hitec Products 16
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Boels–Dolmans 13
5   Chantal Blaak (NED) Specialized–lululemon 8

Young rider classification

Rider Team Time
1   Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women's Team 2h 00' 41"


Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money of the race was 22,500: €17,500 was to be awarded to the best 20 riders of the individual time classification, €3,500 to the first 3 riders in the sprint classification and €2,000 to the first three riders of the young rider classification.[7]

Position[7] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th – 20th Total
Time classification €6,000 €4,000 €2,000 €1,000 €800 €700 €600 €400 €300 €200 €100 €17,500
Sprint classification €2,000 €1,000 €500 - - - - - - - - €3,500
Young rider classification €1,000 €600 €400 - - - - - - - - €2,000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "La course by le Tour de France 2014". Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. ^ "La course by le Tour de France innovating women's cycling". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Estado de Mexico: è il primo team latino-americano femminile ai Campi Elisi". 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Vos klopt Wild in eerste La Course" (in Dutch). 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Vos sprint naar winst in eerste editie La Course" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Vos wins La Course with perfect sprint". 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Sporting stakes / rules". Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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