Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) has the fifth edition of La Course by le Tour (WorldTour) won. The Dutch took the after to 112.5 km in Le Grand-Bornand for compatriot Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) and the South-African Ashleigh Moolman (Cervelo-Bigla Pro Cycling). Also last year brought Van Vleuten La Course on her name.
The ladies reason Tuesday on almost the same course as the men, in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, over a slightly shorter distance, although and with on the way, only the col de Bluffy, the Saint-Jean-de-Sixt (that the lord was not in), the col de Romme and the Col de la Colombière.
The early flight came in the name of five riders: Leah Thomas (UnitedHealthcare), Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla), Leah Kirchmann (Sunweb), Malgorzata Jasinska (Movistar) and Anna Christian (Pull-Drops). Maximum allowed the peloton to give them two minutes and it was waiting for fireworks on the heavy Alpencols at the end. It was Thomas who for the longest time forward remained, but on the Col de La Romme placed Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, an acceleration from the peloton, or what there still remained, about twenty riders.
In the descent, also signed Lucinda Fire still on, but she wouldn’t with our stay. At La Colombière, a solid trio back: Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen and ploegmate Moolman. That last accelerated as the first on the climb, but the South African had to take that effort to pay. In the last km of the climb left, Van der Breggen her compatriot behind, but in the descent towards Le Grand-Bornand gave Van Vleuten not won in the last 50 m came she was still just past Van der Breggen. Last Sunday I brought From Vleuten won the Giro Rosa on her name.