Lizzie takes the win! La Course 2020, watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd

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.

Lizzie takes the win! La Course 2020, watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Lizzie takes the win! La Course 2020

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! 🙂

5 responses to “La Course 2020: Lizzie takes the win!”

  1. CompassAndCamera Avatar

    Spectacular energy!


  2. Sheree Avatar

    There were quite a few people peacefully protesting about the lack of a Women’s Tour de France in Nice which was covered by some journalists and newscasters.

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    1. Maxine Dodd - Art Avatar

      That’s good to hear. I was amazed that the BBC didn’t mention it, especially as it was a British rider who won, the BBC often highlights British achievements. I expect it was on their website and probably dropped for lack of time but it felt like a clanger dropped to me! Hope you had a great experience on Saturday! 👍

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