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2020 LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE AVEC FDJ: LATEST NEWS WITH ONE DAY TO GO

Key points:
 The 7th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ looks more unpredictable than ever on a course around Nice especially designed to favour tactics over sheer strength. Title holder Marianne Vos and in-form Lizzie Deignan, who races at home, are excited about the 96-km event.
 In spite of the Covid-19 crisis, broadcasting of La Course is on the rise.

Jean-Marc Marino : « The most clever rider will win”
Race director Jean-Marc Marino is confident that the 7th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ will be exciting to watch and he warns that tactics, more than strength, will be the key on the 96-km course designed in the hills around Nice.
“It’s a pretty hard course at first, with a 5.5 km climb (Cote de Rimiez) at 5% and then it goes on climbing, it’s the Nice hinterland and we know how bumpy it is. Then there is a really steep descent, very technical and then 20 km on the flat,” he said.
“We can expect a big battle in the climbs. The big question is whether a sprinter can survive or whether a breakaway can go all the way. Nothing is written and that’s what we wanted, to have an unpredictable race. We noticed in the past that if we made too hard a course, it was always the same who won. This time, it might not be the strongest who wins, but certainly the most clever,” the former Tour de France rider added.
While Dutch riders, led by Marianne Vos, Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen, who is not taking part this year, stole the show in the past, Marino expects a tougher fight this time.
“You can expect a surprise because there are a lot of up and coming young riders who will be less closely watched than the favourites. They can sneak their way into victory. Of course we can have a solo win by Annemiek van Vleuten, and Marianne Vos, who climbs well, can win a sprint finish. Or Lizzie Deignan, who just won in Plouay and has a strong finish,” he said.

Marianne Vos: “Not for a specific rider”
Marianne Vos will be going for a hat trick on Saturday all the more confident as she feels the course suits her better than most.
“Last year’s was a fantastic win for me personally. After the first time on the Champs-Elysées, it was a different course but the same sensations and feelings crossing the line”, the Dutchwoman said.
Winner of La Course in 2014 on the Champs Elysees and last year in Pau, the three-times world road champion said the course was all the more interesting as it was unpredictable. She will obviously be among the leading favourites with compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten, also a two-times winner of the race, who was crowned European champion on Thursday.
“The course does not seem to be made for a specific type of rider. It’s not for the sprinters, it’s not for the climbers, it gives possibilities for a breakaway, it gives possibilities even for a sprinter if she survives but also the stronger climbers or classics riders can make a difference,” she said.
“I think a lot of teams will go there with an aim to win. I don’t really know the course, I’ve seen it on the Internet, which is the only possibility we have at this moment. I’ll see the course when I’m there. But the team will do the preparation and you can do a fairly good recon without being there”, she added.

Lizzie Deignan: “It’s kind of a home race”
Fresh from her third victory in the Grand Prix de Plouay, 2015 road world champion Lizzie Deignan is looking forward to La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ, almost on home truf as she lives in Monaco during the season.
“La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ it’s kind of a home race, it’s just down the road and I’ve ridden on those roads quite a lot. It’s obviously going to be a big celebration of cycling, with the Tour de France just down the road, it’s quite exciting to be part of that,” she said.
The Briton likes the circuit very much. “I think it’s actually a good course, a good racing course. this year was an easy year for A.S.O. to back out from having a woman’s race and I’m pleased that there’s still a woman race”.
“I think it’s a good racing circuit and is going to be quite aggressive”, Deignan, the Trek-Segafredo team leader added.
Deignan, who had health problems – food poisoning and a crash at Strade Bianche –, at the start of the season, showed great shape and tactical sense to win in Plouay and she will hope to improve on her best result in La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ – second place in 2017. She can also count on the support of Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini, silver-medallist ay the European Championships, who can be an outside chance for team Trek-Segafredo.
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Tour de Wallonie-Etappe 4


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Blegny – Erezée (199,4 km)
1 Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama – FDJ 4:51:33
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:00
3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 0:00:00
4 Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
5 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:00
6 Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 0:00:00
7 Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00:00
8 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
9 Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkéa – Samsic 0:00:04
10 Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p/b KTM 0:00:04

Endstand Gesamtwertung
1 Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama – FDJ 17:48:51
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 0:00:20
3 Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 0:00:25
4 Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00:26
5 Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:27
6 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:27
7 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:27
8 Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 0:00:30
9 Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkéa – Samsic 0:00:31
10 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:32
11 Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Circus – Wanty Gobert 0:00:32

Milano – Torino 2020


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Mesero – Stupinigi (198,0 km) -> Profil
1 Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama – FDJ 4:18:57
2 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:00:00
3 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo – Visma 0:00:00
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora – Hansgrohe 0:00:00
5 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Circus – Wanty Gobert 0:00:00
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkéa – Samsic 0:00:00
7 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:00
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec 0:00:00
9 Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:00
10 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:00
11 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
12 Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
13 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Alpecin – Fenix 0:00:00
14 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:00
15 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00

LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 with FDJ : LADIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Key points:
 The 7th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ will take place next month on a 96-kilometre course with the start and finish in Nice, for the first time before the Tour de France riders head into action.
 While the sprinters cannot be ruled out, the route chosen for the ladies also offers opportunities for punchers capable of breaking away and resisting the return of the peloton just until the Promenade des Anglais.
 The most prominent champions in the peloton have already circled 29 August on their calendar, starting with the four winners of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ, Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Chloé Hosking and Annemiek van Vleuten, who will have to contend with the likes of Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio et Marta Bastianelli.

The women’s peloton was welcomed for the first time on the Tour de France at the conclusion of the 2014 edition and started to make the Champs-Elysées their stomping ground. They then discovered the high mountains with a finish at the Col d’Izoard in 2017, followed in Marseille by an atypical pursuit race on the time trial course. At the Grand-Bornand in 2018, then on a „championship“ type circuit format around Pau last year, the women’ race then experimented with different scenarios. In 2020, it is in Nice where the world’s elite female racers will come together this time with the honour of starting the competition even before the men set off on their Tour de France.

On the 96-kilometre course, which will use part of the route prepared for the men’s race, the women will probably not be expected to compete in a large group sprint, according to Jean-Marc Marino, the event’s sporting director. “The race will consist of a loop to be completed twice. The côte de Rimiez will allow for a solid group to break away. All the more so as after reaching the line drawn for the mountain points, there will actually be several kilometres of climb left to the village of Aspremont. This springboard is perfect for really strong girls who get along well, especially since the descent is technical and not very conducive to organizing a chase“. The four champions who have already put their names on the list of winners, namely Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Chloé Hosking and Annemiek van Vleuten, can now start to fine-tune their strategy.
Amel Bouzoura, FDJ Director of Sponsoring and Partnerships: „with a considerable presence in French sport and as a sponsor of a men’s cycling team for over 20 years, FDJ is proud to continue its support of elite women’s cycling. Since 2017, the Group has been supporting the women’s cycling team FDJ – Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Futuroscope, and has strengthened its commitment to ensure the team’s UCI World Tour license in 2020. The team will participate in „La Course by Le Tour“, of which FDJ has been a „Major Sponsor“ since 2016. The company is committed to the promotion and encouragement of women’s sport with its „Sport pour Elles“ programme. In addition to professional cycling, FDJ supports the French Cycling Federation in the development of amateur cycling for all. »

23 teams, the leading participants (as of 29/07/2020) in alphabetical order:
ALE‘ BTC Ljubljana (ita)
Aromitalia – basso Bikes – Vaiano (Ita)
Astana Women’s Team (Kaz)
Bizkaia – Durango (Esp)
Boels Dolmans CyclingTeam (Nld)
Canyon / /Sram Racing (Ger)
CCC – Liv (Pol)
Ceratizit – WNT Pro Cycling Team (Ger)
Charente – Maritime Women Cycling (Fra)
Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team (Rus)
FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope (Fra)
Hitec Products – Birk Sport (Nor)
Lotto Soudal Ladies (Bel)
Mitchelton Scott (Aus)
Movistar Team Women (Esp)
Parkhotel Valkenburg (Nld)
Paule Ka (Che)
Rally Cycling (Usa)
Team Arkéa (Fra)
Team Sunweb (Ger)
Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank (Usa)
Trek – Segafredo (Usa)
Valcar – Travel & Service (Ita)

All information about La Course by Le Tour de France with FDJ on
www.lacoursebyletourdefrance.com/en/
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Sélection des équipes 2020 /2020 teams selection La Course

LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 avec FDJ :
SÉLECTION DES ÉQUIPES / TEAMS SELECTION

In accordance with the Union Cycliste International’s regulations, the eight UCI Women’s WorldTeams automatically entered are:

ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA (ITA)
CANYON / /SRAM RACING (GER)
CCC – LIV (POL)
FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE (FRA)
MITCHELTON SCOTT (AUS)
MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN (ESP)
TEAM SUNWEB (GER)
TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA)

As well as the eight teams already selected, the organisers have extended invitations to the following fifteen UCI Women’s Continental Teams:

AROMITALIA – BASSO BIKES – VAIANO (ITA)
ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM (KAZ)
BIZKAIA – DURANGO (ESP)
BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM (NED)
CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM (GER)
CHARENTE – MARITIME WOMEN CYCLING (FRA)
COGEAS METTLER LOOK PRO CYCLING TEAM (RUS)
HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT (NOR)
LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES (BEL)
PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG (NED)
PAULE KA (SUI)
RALLY CYCLING (USA)
TEAM ARKEA (FRA)
TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK (USA)
VALCAR-TRAVEL & SERVICE (ITA)

All information about La Course by Le Tour de France with FDJ on www.lacoursebyletourdefrance.com/en/

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