La Course 2018

I’m not going to lie, when I arrived in Annecy for La Course I wasn’t feeling it. After 10 days at the Giro and a terrible transfer to France I was running on fumes. Thankfully the riders didn’t feel the same, or if they did they didn’t show it! Putting on one of the most spectacular races I can remember. Here’s a selection of photos from an awesome day in Annecy.

Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz in the morning sunshine

Trek Drops’ Bob Varney relaxes in his ‘office’

Paddleboarders on Lake Annecy

The peloton speed along Lake Annecy

The peloton begins the first climb

Splits appear in the peloton as the race heads into the mountains

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Leah Thomas leads the break into the mountains

Lotta Lepistö sprinter/mountain goat

Leah Thomas goes solo on the penultimate climb

Leah Kirchmann tries to follow Thomas

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig leads up the penultimate climb

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig solo on the final climb

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio in a very elite group in pursuit of Uttrup Ludwig

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig still solo

Anna van der Breggen on her way to second place

Anna van der Breggen in the final kilometre of the climb

Annemiek van Vleuten wins from seemingly nowhere!

Annemiek van Vleuten lets the win sink in

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig recovers after La Course

Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates on the podium

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