The July episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from France, where Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley report from La Course, the women’s one-day race in the Alps. There’s also a feature from the Giro Rosa, the women’s Tour of Italy.

At La Course, a thrilling race was won by Annemiek van Vleuten – who also won the Giro Rosa – with the young Danish star Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig lighting it up with a long-range attack that looked like it might succeed. We hear from Uttrup Ludwig, from Giro runner-up Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Dani Rowe and also from the rider who lost the race in the final few metres, Anna van der Breggen.

Van der Breggen is the Olympic champion and has been the best in the world for the last two years, but Van Vleuten is offering a serious challenge this season. From Italy we hear from Kasia Niewiadoma and Alexis Ryan as they reflect on Van Vleuten’s dominant performance at the Giro.

The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport.