La Course By Le Tour 2021

Here’s why elle need à tune in for one du the most interesting women’s races nous the WorldTour calendar.

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On Saturday, juin 26, we’ll see thé eighth edition of La course by thé Tour aux France, a one-day race conditions météorologiques the women’s WorldTour. Originally arranged as année attempt à appease supporters who justifiably feeling that auto women’s peloton deserved their very own Tour ns France, the cours has regularly garnered an ext criticism than accolades, despite thé fact that the racing is constantly hard, fast, et exciting.

Thankfully, auto Amaury des sports Organization (ASO), organizers du the men’s Tour de France, ont announced that a “true” women’s Tour aux France, a week-long stage race that will certainly begin oz the men’s concludes, will certainly be operation in 2022.

In thé meantime, here’s everything tu need to savoir about Sunday’s la Course:

The Route

Covering 107 kilometers, La arttasters begins in Brest, France, the site de the men’s grand Depart, et sets out on some ns the same roads the homme will tackle during Stage 1 de the Tour aux France. After climbing the Category 4 Côte de Trébéolin (0.9km at 5.1 percent) 8.6 kilometers into the cours (a perfect spot pour a breakaway to escape), the chemin continues southern near the coast antérieur à heading inland at les Faou, wrapping its way counterclockwise toward thé finish in Landernau.

Once in Landernau, auto riders will finish three laps du a circuit the contains the Category le 3 Côte ns la Fosse de Loups, a 3-kilometer rise with an average grade ns 5.7 percent. Auto finish line sit atop thé ascent, which the women will climb a total of four times.

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It’s a route for puncheurs, riders that fare well in auto Ardennes Classics. Thé finishing climb is steepest at thé bottom, but riders who ont climbed it in training to speak it’s more difficult than cette looks nous paper. Wind could phat a role ont well, possibly breaking the course into echelons ont the peloton renders its way north à Landernau nous Brittany’s tight et narrow roads.

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While the weather estimate calls à la clouds, thé day need to be dry. Showers room expected after the race concludes. Wind is expected à come native north-northwest, which means the riders will visage a headwind conditions météorologiques the tons half ns the finishing circuit, but a tailwind conditions météorologiques the approach to thé climb. This might entice some à gamble nous escaping avant the rise itself et holding-off the chasing peloton.