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La Course by the Tour de France 2017: stage one – live!

18km to go Villumsen looks extremely relaxed as she pumps hard to try and maintain her advantage at the front, which has dropped only slightly to 35 seconds. Boels-Dolmans coax Cervelo-Bigla into the action at the front of the peloton, who themselves want to put Ashleigh Moolman in position for the finish. Villumsen approaches the start of the steep 17km climb (average 7.3% gradient) up the Col d’Izoard to the finish. Despite the short-ish stage, after such a high-paced ride this is going to be a brutal ascent.

20km to go Linda Villumsen has plenty of pedigree – the 32-year-old is a former world time trial champion and the peloton are keeping an eye on the time gap, which remains at around 40 seconds.

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La Course by the Tour de France 2017: stage one – live!

18km to go Villumsen looks extremely relaxed as she pumps hard to try and maintain her advantage at the front, which has dropped only slightly to 35 seconds. Boels-Dolmans coax Cervelo-Bigla into the action at the front of the peloton, who themselves want to put Ashleigh Moolman in position for the finish. Villumsen approaches the start of the steep 17km climb (average 7.3% gradient) up the Col d’Izoard to the finish. Despite the short-ish stage, after such a high-paced ride this is going to be a brutal ascent.

20km to go Linda Villumsen has plenty of pedigree – the 32-year-old is a former world time trial champion and the peloton are keeping an eye on the time gap, which remains at around 40 seconds.

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