Lizzie Deignan wins La Course by Le Tour de France

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Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the right beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win La Course by Le Tour de France

Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the right beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win La Course by Le Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the right beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win La Course by Le Tour de France

Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the right beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win La Course by Le Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) misses Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the line

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) misses Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) on the line (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) sprints against Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) sprints against Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The La Course podium with Vos, Deignan and Vollering

The La Course podium with Vos, Deignan and Vollering (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) on ​​the podium of La Course

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) on ​​the podium of La Course (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) now leads the Women's WorldTour standings

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) now leads the Women’s WorldTour standings (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) climbs at the start of La Course by Le Tour de France

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) climbs at the start of La Course by Le Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) won La Course by Le Tour de France, beating Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) in the group of six sprint on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. World champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) initiated the winning stroke when she went hard from the bottom of the Côte de Rimiez with 44 km to go, and only five riders were able to stay with Van Vleuten during the climb.

After a technical descent, this elite group performed well until the last kilometers where Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) and Van Vleuten tried to anticipate a sprint, but their attacks were closed by Vos. In the sprint Longo Borghini started a long time from the back of the group, Vos took her wheel and looked like the winner, but Deignan was able to complete her sprint in Vos’s wake and just beat the Dutchwoman with a bike throw on the finish line. .

“I was just relieved to have won,” Deignan said after the tight finish. “What a performance from Trek-Segafredo today, Elisa and I just had to wait for the final. She did a perfect job there, forcing Marianne to sprint. early, and I could take advantage of it.

Deignan continued: “I also had the advantage of having two of the best sprinters in the world in the team car Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini both beat Vos in the sprint, and their advice was patience. . So I waited.

The Race was Deignan’s second victory in the space of five days after having already won the GP de Plouay on August 25, and the Briton now takes the lead in the UCI Women’s WorldTour ranking.

“It’s phenomenal,” concluded Deignan. “Sometimes you train hard and things don’t turn out the way you want them to, it’s frustrating, but in the end it feels like luck is on our side and I’m on top for the right time. It was a team victory and wearing the Women’s WorldTour jersey is always an honor.

How did it go

On the opening day of the Men’s Tour de France, the women’s peloton started the process with a 96-kilometer race around Nice, consisting of two laps of the circuit starting with 5.8 km, 5, 1% climb of the Côte de Rimiez, followed by an unrestricted climb, a technical descent and about 23 km of flat roads towards the finish.

Despite a few early attacks, the peloton remained largely united during the first climbs. Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) took advantage of the descent to split the group and was joined by Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans), Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal), Anna Henderson ( Team Sunweb) and Longo Borghini.

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