How to watch La Course by Le Tour de France 2021: TV schedule, live streaming

Live coverage of the women's one-day race

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Brought forward by a day, the 2021 La Course will take place on Saturday 26 June.

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The women’s one-day race,  was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 27, but due to French local elections, La Course will take place on the same day as the opening stage of the men’s Tour de France 2021.

The route will take place between Brest and Lenderneau. This the same as the men’s race, but the women’s peloton will cover 104.7km compared to the men’s stage which will be 187km.

The race features 1800m of climbing with a 14km finishing circuit that the riders will take on three times. The circuit features Côte de la Fosse aux Loups, a short steep climb that is 3km in length and with an average gradient of 5.7 per cent.

The 2020 edition of La Course was won by Lizzie Deignan, and the early 14 per cent of the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups will suit her style of riding.

La Course has been a circuit race on the Champs-Elysees, a two-day race with a summit finish on the Col d’Izoard and a handicapped time trial, a mountains race between Annecy and Le Grand-Bornand, and a one-day race on circuits in Pau.

22 teams are set to start La Course 2021, 4 of which feature past winners.

The new Jumbo-Visma team expect to bring two-time winner Marianna Voss. She won Amstel Gold and Gent-Wevelgem earlier this year from reduced sprints standing her in good stead for a third victory.

Lizzie Deignan hasn’t enjoyed the same form this year, but her teammate Elisa Longo Borghini, the Italian National Road Champion, could be a contender having finished sixth last year.

TV schedule: how to watch La Course live in the UK

Eurosport 1 will be showing La Course by Le Tour de France live. Coverage times are to be confirmed.

How to watch La Course live in Australia

In Australia, SBS are showing the race ‘as live’ with a delayed feed on SBS. Coverage times are to be confirmed.

How to watch La Course live in the US

NBC have the rights to the Tour de France in the US, and La Course will be live on NBC in advance of their Grand Tour coverage starting.

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NBC has started to move race coverage to its Peackock streaming app. It is yet to be confirmed whether the app will be covering La Course 2021.