We are very much looking forward to seeing the OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2017 cycle race pass through Oundle in its journey through the region for Stage One of the national race. The lead cars in the entourage will reach Oundle at around 1.30pm on Wednesday 7th June with the 100+ riders of the peleton following close behind. One of the two Sprints of Stage 1 is in Oundle with the sprint finish located on Glapthorn Road.
The cyclists will be accompanied by a rolling police roadblock to keep road closures to a minimum. It’s expected lead cars will pass along the route about 15 minutes before the cyclists and, depending on teams’ tactics and the state of the race, the road closure could last up to 40 minutes.
The OVO Energy Women’s Tour will begin in Northamptonshire on Wednesday June 7, with the opening stage between Daventry and Kettering and also include stages in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire, before finishing in central London on Sunday 11 June. Five of the field are former World Road Race Champions, while ten current National Road Race Champions will be on the start line. This includes British Champion Hannah Barnes (Canyon//SRAM) and Irish Champion Lydia Boylan (Team WNT). A one-hour highlights programme of Stage 1 will be broadcast on ITV4 and Eurosport and available on demand via the ITV Hub and Eurosport Player.