The day is upon us. It's time for the 8th and possibly/hopefully last edition of La Course.
Better things are, again hopefully, on the horizon, but we still have this last one-day race to enjoy. Who will follow in Queen Elizabeth's footsteps?
The race was initially meant to take place on Sunday, mimicking stage 2 of the Tour and have featured six ascents of the Mûr-de-Bretagne, but it had to be rescheduled due to the second round of the 2021 local elections in Brittany also being on Sunday (and sports and politics should of course never be mixed ). Instead we'll get a race on some of the route for the first stage of the Tour, including four ascents of the climb in Landerneau.
Start list: https://www.lacoursebyletourdefrance.com/en/riders
Here are the profiles of the climbs (all credit goes to Devil's Elbow for having found them for the TdF thread).
The Côte de Saint-Urbain will only be climbed in full once, and then the last, easier part will be raced three times following the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups.
Favourite (it's meant to be cider)
Anna van der Breggen
2014 Marianne Vos
2015 Anna van der Breggen
2016 Chloe Hosking
2017 Annemiek van Vleuten
2018 Annemiek van Vleuten
2019 Marianne Vos
2020 Lizzie Deignan