Image caption, The opening stage of the Women’s Tour 2022 started at Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park, just across the A12 from Colchester United’s stadium The Women’s Tour 2022 cycle race has got under way as it navigates its way through Essex and Suffolk for its opening stage.
Dozens of the world’s top female riders have set off from Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park.
They will finish on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds via Brantham, Holbrook, Hadleigh, Bildeston, Needham Market and Stowmarket.
The opening leg is the first of six stages across the country. Image caption, The first sprint stage was in Holbrook in Suffolk with a climb past the village’s church as they headed towards the Orwell Estuary Last year, Essex hosted the penultimate stage of what is considered to be Britain’s biggest and longest-running international women’s cycling stage race.
The final leg was then held in Suffolk, where world champion Elisa Balsamo crossed the finish line first in Felixstowe. Children invited to design Women’s Tour start flag
Crowds line streets for final leg of Women’s Tour
Cavendish champions female racing at Women’s Tour The opening stage of this year’s event follows the four-day bank holiday weekend in the UK to celebrate Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The race is on and the women are rolling out. Head over to our Live tracker to follow this exciting day ahead of us� https://t.co/LAeuESyyr5 pic.twitter.com/Pom5tOFDov — UCI_WWT (@UCI_WWT) June 6, 2022 The BBC is not responsible for the content of […]