Annemiek van Vleuten takes dramatic late victory over Anna van der Breggen at La Course 2018

The Mitchelton-Scott winner accelerated past Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) in a finish no one could have predicted

Annemiek van Vleuten wins La Course (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) won the fifth edition of La Course, passing Anna Van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) in the final fifty metres.

The podium positions looked to be cemented with 200 metres to go, Van Vleuten's fatigue following the ten day Giro Rosa - which finished on Sunday - marked as her head thrashed almost in time with her legs over the finishing stretch.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.