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La Course awaits Bigla in France

La Course awaits Bigla in France

La Course awaits Bigla in France

On Friday, La Course by Le Tour de France returns for another year. This year’s parcours features 121km of racing around Pau over five laps of a hilly circuit. Each lap contains two climbs each, the Côte de Gelos and the Côte d'Esquillot, the latter of which appears for the last time 11km from the finish. These ascents, however, are not hard enough to suit the pure climbers. Around 500m before the finish line, the riders will have to take on a steep climb on Rue Mulot which ramps up to 17 per cent gradient, and could potentially serve as a launchpad for late attacks.

Bigla will send the same squad to La Course as it did to the Giro Rosa. The riders representing the team in France will be:

- Elizabeth Banks

- Elise Chabbey

- Mikayla Harvey

- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

- Nikola Nosková

- Leah Thomas