A UCI sanctioned Women's Pro Cycling race was a long time coming to the Champs Elysees and the women who lined up on the fabled cobbles were very eager to get this historic race underway. The race would be contested on the same course that the men will be on as they finish the Tour de France. La Course will be thirteen laps between the Place de Concorde and the L'Arc de Triomphe for a total of 89 kilometers of hard fought racing. While the start flag was stilled held aloft a couple of riders from Team Rusvelo got an early jump off of the line. They quickly realized their error and but their feet down just as the flag was dropped to start the inaugural contesting of La Course. This is a small watercolor and ink painting is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.