La Course 2020: Lizzie takes the win!

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! 🙂

La Course by Le Tour de France 2015: Paris Champs-Élysées

Bonjour! La Course at Le Tour de France is a new women’s race initiated last year to great acclaim. It precedes the final stage of the men’s Tour and provides exciting racing on the Champs-Élysées. The racers include the best in the world today (including some from the Women’s Tour in Kettering only a few weeks ago). The conditions were simply awful! The rain was torrential and the roads treacherous. The sprint to the finish saw the win for Anna van der Breggen, a worthy winner. This was an outstanding race, amazing to see.  Here are my drawings:

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