Professional female cyclist Marianne Vos won La Course by Le Tour de France. La Course is the first major step women's professional distance cycling has made toward having female equivalent to Le Tour de France. La Course was transmitted in 157 countries, with 30 channels showing it live. Those watching at home add to the half a million live spectators at the race on the Champs Elysées. The hope is, as Vos put it, that this is just the beginning of a virtuous cycle with an influx of new sponsors, new events and new riders.