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UCI Women: Ladies' to descend on Champs Elysees
By Imelda March
Date: 7/24/2014
UCI Women: Ladies' to descend on Champs Elysees
La Course by Le Tour is really happening...

La Course by Le Tour, the UCI’s attempt to further grow women's cycling and let the world learn that women ride bikes at high rates of speed is set to roll on Sunday, July 27 in France. The women will race 13 laps of the 6.85 kilometers course starting and finishing on the Champs Elysees with sprint points at the end of every lap.

La Course Map – Credit: TdF

La Course will be broadcast in 147 countries, with 12 channels covering it live for 104 countries. This is possible because they will utilize the television and media already in place for the men’s event. The coverage is above and beyond anything previously afforded to ladies' cycling outside the previous Olympic Games. In the United States viewers will be able to witness the action and cheer on their favorite riders by tuning into Universal Sports and Eurosport in the United Kingdom. Be sure to check your local listing to see what is being offered in your country.

La Course by Tour de France Route Elevation – Credit: VeloFocus

Fun facts, points, participating teams and prizes

* The women line up at 12:50 Paris time.

* 100 cyclists representing 20 teams of six riders will push to the max to grab a piece of the 22, 500 euros total purse. (US dollars 30,299.94 approximately)

Policewomen from the Paris Police Prefecture will be responsible for watching over La Course, which will also have a 100% female jury.

Start Lists La Course by le Tour de France – Start List

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The 20 teams for La Course by Le Tour
Ale Cipollini (Italy)
Astana Bepink Womens Team (Italy)
Bigla Cycling Team (Switzerland)
Bizkaia - Durango (Spain)
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Netherlands)
Equipe Nationale Australienne (Australia)
Equipe Nationale Française (France)
Equipe Nationale Hollandaise (Netherlands)
Estado De Mexico Faren (Mexico)
Hitec Products (Norway)
Lotto Belisol Ladies (Belgium)
Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies (United States)
Orica – AIS (Australia)
Poitou Charentes Futuroscope 86 (France)
Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team (Netherlands)
RusVelo (Russia)
Specialized - Lululemon (United States
Team Giant-Shimano (Netherlands)
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (United States)
Wiggle Honda (United Kingdom)

The purse and points
(in Euro)
* Total prize money: 22,500€
* Individual time classification: 17,000€
* Sprint Classification: 3,500€
* Young rider classification: 2,000€

Position Prize Sprint Youth
1 6,000 2,000 1,000
2 4,000 1,000 600
3 2,000 500 400
4 1,000 500  
5 800    
6 700    
7 600    
8 400    
9 300    
10 200    
11 100    
12 100    
13 100    
14 100    
15 100    
16 100    
17 100    
18 100    
19 100    
20 100    


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