THIS week you can see professional women’s cyclists in North Warwickshire as Stage 3 of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour takes place on Friday 9 June.
17 top teams of professional women’s cyclists, including the world’s number one team Boels Dolmans, Wiggle High 5 and the two British teams, Drops Cycling and Team WNT Pro Cycling will be competing in Stage 3 of this years tour.
A full list of teams can be found on the Women’s Tour website.
From the Market Square, the cyclists will take the same route as 2016 along North Street, back along Long Street before leaving the town via Coleshill Road heading for Arley, Fillongley and Meriden finishing in Royal Leamington Spa around 2.15pm – visit Warwickshire County Council for complete route details with expected timings. Visit The Women’s Tour Official website for full details.
Five leaders’ jerseys
Within The Women’s Tour there are five leaders’ jerseys, including Queen of the Mountains and The Yellow jersey given to the Tours leading rider. Each jersey is presented following every stage to the rider leading that competition’s classification.
Timetable for Atherstone
|Stalls and activities||Team and rider introductions||The race|
|08:00 – 11:00 Long Street and Market Square||08:30 Market Square||09:45 Market Square start|
|The teams and leading cyclists will be welcomed onto the podium by the ‘master of ceremonies’, introduced to the crowds and presented with a Charlie Bear by local school children in Market Square.|
See photo’s of the teams being introduced to the crowds last year.
Find out about the different teams competing – links to Women’s Tour website.
|Pre race ride out – 24 local year 6 pupils|
The competitors will line up along Sheepy Road and into Market Square before the race is officially started at 10:00 and travel on North Street, Long Street, Coleshill Road to Arley, Fillongley and Meriden. Then See photo below of the 2016 start below or watch a video on our Facebook page.
If you are along the route through North Warwickshire and beyond on the day you can watch the race first hand at these locations at these times:
Complete route details with expected timings