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by Neal Rogers

July 21, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Barguil solos to second stage win of 2017 Tour de France atop Col d’Izoard; Van Vleuten climbs to solo victory atop Izoard to win La Course Col d’Izoard; Howes, Lay take Stage 1 victories at Cascade Cycling Classic; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 18 highlights; Video: The inner workings of radio tour at the Tour de France; Video: Orica-Scott Backstage Pass, Tour de France Stage 17.

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Van Vleuten climbs to solo victory atop Izoard to win La Course Col d’Izoard

by Jeanine Laudy

After her Olympic disaster and narrowingly missing out on the pink jersey in the 2017 Giro Rosa, Annemiek van Vleuten today proved that she’s one of the best in the mountains, winning La Course by Le Tour de France atop the Col d’Izoard.

Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) attacked an elite group at 4.5 kilometres from the finish line and soloed to victory. British road champion Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans) crossed the line in second, 43 seconds behind Van Vleuten; Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5) rounded out the podium, 1:23 behind.

The renewed La Course consists of two stages. However, only the first stage, today’s race up Col d’Izoard, is part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour.

 La Course will continue on Saturday with a new race format. A select number of riders will compete in a pursuit-style individual time trial with start and finish in the Orange Vélodrome in Marseilles. The route is shared with the men’s race, an individual time trial in the penultimate stage of the 2017 Tour de France. But while the men take on a regular time trial, the female riders will compete in a pursuit-style race in which the start times and gaps are based on their results of today’s Col d’Izoard stage.

The riders will start their time trial behind Van Vleuten, in the actual time that they finished behind her on the climb. The rider who crosses the finish line first on Saturday wins the full two-day event.

Click through to read the full race report.

1. nl
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
Orica - Scott
02:07:18
2. gb
DEIGNAN Elizabeth
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
0:43
3. it
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
Wiggle High5
1:23
4. us
GUARNIER Megan
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
1:28
5. au
GILLOW Shara
FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
1:33
6. au
SPRATT Amanda
Orica - Scott
1:41
7. us
STEPHENS Lauren
Team TIBCO -SVB
1:51
8. co
SANABRIA Ana
Servetto Giusta
2:24
9. pl
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
WM3 Energie
2:52
10. se
NILSSON Hanna
BTC City Ljubljana
3:04
11. jp
YONAMINE Eri
FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
3:12
12. za
MOOLMAN PASIO Ashleigh
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling
3:16
13. nl
ENSING Janneke
Alé Cipollini
3:38
14. nl
STULTIENS Sabrina
Team Sunweb
4:25
15. ca
KIRCHMANN Leah
Team Sunweb
4:34
16. fr
FERRAND-PREVOT Pauline
Canyon SRAM Racing
-
17. dk
LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling
-
18. si
PINTAR Urša
BTC City Ljubljana
-
19. ca
CANUEL Karol-ann
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
4:50
20. it
RATTO Rossella
Cylance Pro Cycling
5:08
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