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Cycling: New race offers women Champs Elysees finish ahead of Tour finale

Published on Feb 1, 2014 11:22 PM

PARIS (REUTERS) - A newly-created cycling race will allow women to enjoy a finish at a packed Champs Elysees on the final day of the 2014 Tour de France.

The organisers of the world greatest cycling event announced on Saturday that the first edition of "La Course by le Tour de France" will take place on July 27.

The race will be part of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) elite women's calendar.

"A few hours before the men's peloton arrives in Paris... the world's elite women cyclists will race the circuit in the historic heart of the city before fighting out a final sprint at the finish line on the Champs Elysees," Tour de France organisers ASO said in statement.

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