La Course by Le Tour de France - Race Overview

ORICA-AIS has animated the second edition of La Course by Le Tour de France on a wet and windy afternoon in Paris.

The Australian outfit launched a number of threatening moves, including a solo effort by recent Thuringen Rudfahrt stage winner Gracie Elvin and immediate counter attack by GP Cham-Hagendorn winner Lizzie Williams.

On a day that saw the majority of the peloton hit the deck on the slippery cobbles of the Champs Elysees, Swedish champion Emma Johansson recovered from a crash and a flat to finish seventh. Anna Van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv) held on from a late solo move to win just ahead of a chasing reduced peloton.

“That was crazy, it was like being on an ice rink,” Johansson said. “You could not touch your brakes, it was just so slippery.”

Read the full race report here.