Women's Tour

On tour: Last year's Women's Tour heading through Ashbourne

Derbyshire is set to welcome the world's top cyclists this summer when the Women's Tour returns to the county for the second year in a row.

Top women cyclists from across the globe are set to take to Derbyshire's roads on Saturday 10 June 2017 to battle it out in the penultimate stage of the hotly-contested race.

Starting and finishing in Chesterfield, the 80-mile route takes in some of Derbyshire's best-known towns including Wirksworth, Belper, Bolsover and Staveley.

Hailed as the race's toughest stage, there'll be Queen of the Mountains challenges at Middleton Top and Crich with sprint races in Belper and Staveley.

Find out all you need to know about where to see the action in the Stage 4 newsletter attached to this page.

The return of the tour builds on the huge success of last year's race which was enjoyed by thousands and boosts Derbyshire's reputation as a prime destination for major cycling events. The popular family festival Eroica Britannia takes place the following weekend, 16-18 June 2017.

All of the world's top 15 teams will take part in the race, which is a part of the UCI Women's WorldTour, including the world's number one team Boels Dolmans, of defending race champion Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armistead), ensuring British fans can again look forward to cheering on the world's best riders. In addition the British-based Drops and WNT teams will complete the 17-team field.

View the full provisional rider list (opens in a new window).

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