2015 La Course winner Anna Van Der Breggen

Dutch Rabo Liv rider Anna Van Der Breggen held off a strong field of sprinters to win the rain drenched 2015 La Course by Le Tour de France from Jolien D’hoore (Wiggle Honda) and Amy Pieters (Liv-Plantur). There were crashes throughout the race on the slippery surface and almost half of the 120 starters failing to finish including world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. Rabo-Liv had an ace up their sleeve with Anna Van Der Breggen though and she attacked with less than two laps remaining and quickly opened a big gap, with 2km remaining the gap was at 6 seconds before another crash disrupted the chase.

Van Der Breggen held of the sprinters by 1 second “It was really slippery here and there,” she said. “I knew the peloton behind me would pull out all the stops. But winning here is well worth it.”

Anna Van Der Breggen wins the 2015 La Course by Le Tour de France
Anna Van Der Breggen wins the 2015 La Course by Le Tour de France

Results 2015 La Course

Place Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 2:05:01
2 Jolien D’hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda 0:00:01
3 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
5 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
6 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM
7 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica – Ais
8 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
9 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products
10 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
11 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
12 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur 0:00:05
13 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda
14 Joelle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
15 Carmen Small (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
16 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
17 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio – SRAM
18 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda 0:00:08
19 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
20 Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana
21 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana
22 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
23 Christina Siggaard (Den) Matrix Fitness
24 Coryn Rivera (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
25 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Pro – Duo
26 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:00:16
27 Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur 0:00:20
28 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM
29 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio – SRAM
30 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek Team 0:00:31
31 Iris Sachet (Fra) France
32 Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
33 Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Pro – Duo
34 Coralie Demay (Fra)
35 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica – Ais 0:00:42
36 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica – Ais
37 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:00:46
38 Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
39 Helen Wyman (GBr) Matrix Fitness 0:00:48
40 Mathilde Favre (Fra) France 0:00:51
41 Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) INPA Sottoli Giusfredi 0:00:54
42 Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld.eu – Zannata 0:00:56
43 Lucy Martin (GBr) Matrix Fitness
44 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
45 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio – SRAM
46 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica – Ais
47 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
48 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
49 Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica – Ais
50 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:01:14
51 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products 0:01:15
52 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products 0:01:16
53 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur 0:01:20
54 Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Pro – Duo 0:01:34
55 Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA Sottoli Giusfredi 0:01:58
56 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:02:24
57 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
58 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
59 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:02:37
60 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:03:55
61 Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
62 Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products 0:03:56

2015 La Course by Le Tour de France race report by TBL – The Bike Lane


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