La Course by Le Tour de France
La Course by Le Tour de France is an elite women's professional road bicycle race held in France, and has been part of the UCI Women's WorldTour since 2016 as a one or two one-day races. Until 2015 it was rated by the UCI as a 1.1 race.
Logo of La Course by Le Tour de France
|Competition||UCI Women's World Tour|
|Organiser||Amaury Sport Organisation|
|Race director||Christian Prudhomme|
|Editions||5 (as of 2018)|
|First winner||Marianne Vos (NED)|
|Most wins||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) (2)|
|Most recent||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)|
The inaugural edition of 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 Champs-Élysées in Paris, making a distance of 89 kilometres.
For the 2017 event, the organizers decided to stretch the event into a 2-day format coinciding with the 18th and 20th stages of the 2017 Tour de France. The riders with the best times from the first stage from Briançon to the Col d'Izoard on 20 July 2017 were invited to participate in the 22.5 km pursuit stage in Marseille on 22 July. The overall winner of La Course was determined according to the organisation by the combination of both editions.
The 2018 edition reverted to a one-day event, coinciding with the 10th stage of the 2018 Tour de France to Le Grand-Bornand on 17 July.
|2014||Marianne Vos (NED)||Rabo–Liv|
|2015||Anna van der Breggen (NED)||Rabo–Liv|
|2016||Chloe Hosking (AUS)||Wiggle High5|
|2017[a]||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)||Orica–Scott|
|2018||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)||Mitchelton–Scott|
- Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale (Tour de France Féminin)
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The Dutch rider started with a 43-second advantage
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