Saturday also saw the Women’s race, La Course – usually the precursor to the men’s last stage in Paris, this year it opened the racing in Nice. The rain held off and an absorbing race took a circuit round the city of Nice and out into the surrounding hills.
This image shows the finish, which saw a great win for Lizzie Deignan – it was so close between her and Marianne Vos – and really exciting to see these two great champions wheel to wheel.
Surely there has to be a Tour for women sometime soon? I was surprised that the next day, BBC Sports news reported on the Stage 1 win for Alexander Kristoff, but failed to mention this victory for a British woman – Political correctness? Plenty to discuss!
Have a great day! 🙂