Video: Women's Tour promotional video launched, website follows next month

Less than three months to go till new stage race that will bring world's top female riders to the UK

by Simon_MacMichael   February 12, 2014  

Lizzie Armitstead wins 2013 nats road race (picture Alex Whitehead:SWPIX.COM)

With less than three months to go until the inaugural edition of the Women's Tour brings the world's top female road cyclists to the UK, organisers SweetSpot have launched a promotional video in which some of the British riders who will be taking part share their thoughts on the race, which takes place from 7-11 May.

A website is also in the works and will go live next month, giving full details of the UCI HC2.1 ranked race, which will feature 16 or 17 teams of six riders, with invitations going out to the UCI's top 10 ranked trade teams and top five ranked countries as of 10 January.

The five stages have already been confirmed as follows:

Stage 1, May 7: Oundle to Northampton
Stage 2, May 8: Hinckley to Bedford
Stage 3, May 9: Clacton-on-Sea
Stage 4, May 10: Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City
Stage 5, May 11: Harwich to Bury St Edmunds

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This is probably enough for me to go out and get a TV license for!

Racer 074 for the 2014 Transcontinental Race; 2,000 miles from London to Istanbul.

posted by themartincox [365 posts]
12th February 2014 - 14:06


Roll on, great to see a bit of equality....I'll also enjoy the lycra clad women too. Yep not PC but hey ho!

We're all entitled to a reasonable opinion!

posted by Guyz2010 [289 posts]
12th February 2014 - 15:13


Hell to the Yes. Can't wait for this.

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posted by Claud And I [17 posts]
12th February 2014 - 16:45


Desperate to get Matrix Vulpine in on wildcard. Will sell my dog (and other useful stuff) to ensure it.

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posted by aslongasicycle [309 posts]
12th February 2014 - 16:59


Already got everything sorted out to watch the finish in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday May 11. Looking forward to it.

posted by Ghostie [84 posts]
12th February 2014 - 17:04


aslongasicycle wrote:
Desperate to get Matrix Vulpine in on wildcard. Will sell my dog (and other useful stuff) to ensure it.

So, who do we need to mither/kidnap and bring to PopUp?

posted by farrell [1513 posts]
12th February 2014 - 17:16