The women of Rally Cycling are lining up for La Course by Le Tour de France this Saturday, June 26. The one-day WorldTour event is in its eighth year and sends the peloton on a 107km journey through the Brittany region of northwest France.
This is the last year it will be held in its current format, however, as the organizers have promised an eight-day stage race will begin in 2022.
The 2021 edition will follow a similar route to the men’s Tour de France départ, starting from Brest and heading through hilly terrain before a tough 14km loop around Landerneau. The loop features the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups climb which will provide some fireworks as the slope reaches a maximum of 14% over three km – a perfect springboard for an attack to the finish.
Charles Aaron, the team’s managing director shared his appreciation for Rally Cycling’s inclusion in the race:
“We’re incredibly pleased the team is returning to La Course, the world’s biggest one-day race. Our women have proven their strength in the races all year and we’re looking forward to continuing to spread the message of healthier living on the world stage.”
The race will be shown live starting at 1 am CST on Peacock Premium in the US and FloBikes in Canada. Race replay will be available on-demand following the event. In Europe, the race will be shown on Eurosport.
La Course roster
— Rebecca Bland to rallycycling.com