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Eight Olympic medallists lining up for OVO Women's Tour

Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:49

Eight Olympic medallists lining up for OVO Women's Tour

A host of global stars have been confirmed in the start list for the 2017 OVO Women's Tour, which comes to Derbyshire this Saturday, June 10.

As expected, the 102-rider field is impressively strong, including eight Olympic medallists and nine of the top 10 cyclists in the world.

Among them are world stars like Marianne Vos and Lisa Brennauer, plus British heroes Lizzie Deignan – last year's winner - Dani King, Alice and Hannah Barnes and Derbyshire's very own Nikki Brammeier.

There are 17 teams who will be riding in the 2017 OVO Energy Women's Tour, with all of the world's top 15 teams confirmed alongside British domestic teams WNT Pro Cycling and Drops.

The five-stage race starts on Wednesday and will head to Derbyshire for Stage Four, which will start and finish in Chesterfield and take in the likes of Wirksworth, Belper, Tibshelf, Bolsover and Staveley.

You can find out where to watch the race on the Derbyshire Sport Women's Tour page.

View the full start list for the Women's Tour by clicking here.

Watch a video recce of the Derbyshire route.

See some of the great places you can get active around the route.

Meanwhile, National Trust Hardwick have an exciting opportunity available, they require around 140 volunteers to help create a visual display in celebration of the Women's Cycling Tour of Britain.

They will also be setting up bunting and flags along the route, and will need people to help cheer the racers as they pass on by.

For more information and to see an example of the visual display they have in mind, please see email by clicking here.

Tags: 2017 OVO Women's Tour, Active Derbyshire, Cycle Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, cycling