World-class riders speed through Suffolk as OVO Energy Women’s Tour begins

World-class riders speed through Suffolk as OVO Energy Women’s Tour begins

Yesterday marked the start of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, with Belgium’s Jolien D’hoore winning Stage One after a chaotic final sprint that concluded in Southwold, Suffolk.

The Women’s Tour, which was first held five years ago, is organised by Sotic client, The Sweetspot Group and brings the UK’s biggest Women’s teams together for the opportunity to compete against each other in a variety of races. Since 2016, the race has been part of the UCI Women’s World Tour.

The race will conclude in it’s first ever visit to Wales on the 17th June, taking the race through the Snowdonia National Park and including two categorised climbs – Bwlch-y-maen and Nant Gwyant, with Colwyn Bay hosting the finish.

In total, 102 riders from 17 teams will race, with six riders who have held the World Road Race Champions jersey amongst them, including reigning champion Chantal Blaak.

Subsequent stages will take the race to Northamptonshire (Thursday 14th June), Warwickshire (Friday 15th June) and Worcestershire (Saturday 16th June) before the final showdown from Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast, via Snowdonia.

Sotic have been working with Sweetspot Group since 2013 and also provide websites and digital support for The OVO Energy Tour of Britain, The OVO Energy Tour Series and Tour Ride.

You can find more information about all the stages in this years race on the Women’s Tour website.