Women’s Tour comes to Warwickshire

International cycling came to Warwickshire today with the third stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. Riders set off from Atherstone and finished at Royal Leamington Spa after 93 miles of tough terrain. The elite women’s cycling race came to the region after a successful inaugural stage in the county last year. Stage winner Chloe Hosking picking up her trophy The Warwickshire stage winner was Chloe Hosking but still in control of the OVO Energy Green Jersey is Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling). The race began in Northamptonshire on Wednesday, June 7, with the riders cycling between Daventry and Kettering. Stage two saw the riders head to Staffordshire and the city of Stoke-on-Trent prior to the racers coming to Warwickshire a day later. The fourth stage will be in Chesterfield and Derbyshire, potentially this year’s hardest stage as it has the most climbing with over 2000m of ascent. Still in control of the OVO Energy Green Jersey is Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) The final stage will take place in London on Sunday, June 11, using the same route as the men’s Tour of Britain. Race director Mick Bennett says the race came back to Warwickshire this year after crowds “embraced” the tour in 2016. The Women’s Tour is a five-stage race, all completed within five days. Nearly 100 of the world’s best cyclists descended on the region last year, including Lisa Brennauer, Marianne Vos and Emma Johansson.

International cycling came to Warwickshire today with the third stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour.

Riders set off from Atherstone and finished at Royal Leamington Spa after 93 miles of tough terrain.

The elite women’s cycling race came to the region after a successful inaugural stage in the county last year.

Stage winner Chloe Hosking picking up her trophy

The Warwickshire stage winner was Chloe Hosking but still in control of the OVO Energy Green Jersey is Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling).

The race began in Northamptonshire on Wednesday, June 7, with the riders cycling between Daventry and Kettering.

Stage two saw the riders head to Staffordshire and the city of Stoke-on-Trent prior to the racers coming to Warwickshire a day later.

The fourth stage will be in Chesterfield and Derbyshire, potentially this year’s hardest stage as it has the most climbing with over 2000m of ascent.

Still in control of the OVO Energy Green Jersey is Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)

The final stage will take place in London on Sunday, June 11, using the same route as the men’s Tour of Britain.

Race director Mick Bennett says the race came back to Warwickshire this year after crowds “embraced” the tour in 2016.

The Women’s Tour is a five-stage race, all completed within five days.

Nearly 100 of the world’s best cyclists descended on the region last year, including Lisa Brennauer, Marianne Vos and Emma Johansson.

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