ASO defends changes made to La Course for 2017

Organisers say that the new mountain course will be harder, and stop the race becoming repetitious

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La Course by Le Tour de France, Paris, France - 26 Jul 2015

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Tour de France organisers have defended the route for the revamped women’s race, La Course.

Last month the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) announced the route would switch from the Champs Élysées criterium race to a mountain finish on the Col d’Izoard before stage 18 of the Tour de France.

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