She clocked a time of 2:11:50 to beat Namibian Vera Adrian and South African track specialist Maroesjka Matthee in the 76km race that started in perfect weather conditions at Glencairn just outside Simon’s Town.
A group of 12 went clear on the climb of Suikerbossie, including seven-time champion Anriette Schoeman and national road champion Carla Oberholzer.
However, the pressure subsided at the front on the way down and the bunch swelled considerably, with a huge bunch sprint the result.
“It’s amazing, I’m thrilled and so happy,” said Le Court.
“I think everything worked out as planned and the team was amazing. I was looked after by Carla [Oberholzer] and Heidi [Dalton] and it worked perfectly. They just took me to the line.
“It’s definitely the biggest win of my life. It’s probably the race everybody wants to win and I can’t believe I did it. It’s all about the team and it’s all because of the team.”
Read all about the men’s race, which was won by Nolan Hoffman, here.