Friends Life Women's Tour 2015


The second edition of the Friends Life Women's Tour will conclude this June with an exciting stage through the Chiltern Hills between Marlow and Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 21st June.


Marianne Vos wins Stage 3 en route to overall victory


It will mark the first occasion that the Friends Life Women's Tour has visited the area and both venues. The event also builds on the successful hosting of a memorable Stage Six of the men's Friends Life Tour of Britain in September 2014 by Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council, Chiltern District Council, LEAP and Dacorum Borough Council.


The second edition of the Friends Life Women's Tour takes place from Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 June and there will be daily highlights on ITV4.  Starting from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, subsequent stages will be held in Suffolk, Essex and Northamptonshire before the penultimate stage, also in Hertfordshire, from Waltham Cross to Stevenage on Saturday 20 June.


Stage One           Wednesday 17 June      Bury St Edmunds to Aldeburgh

Stage Two           Thursday 18 June         Braintree to Clacton

Stage Three         Friday 19 June             Oundle to Kettering

Stage Four           Saturday 20 June         Waltham Cross to Stevenage

Stage Five           Sunday 21 June           Marlow to Hemel Hempstead


Friends Life Tour of Britain 2015


The 2014 edition of the race, won by Marianne Vos, saw hundreds of thousands of spectators turn out at the roadside, with many more around the UK watching the ITV4 highlights.


Commenting on the announcement, Friends Life Women's Tour Race Director Mick Bennett said;

"We are excited to be bringing the final stage of Friends Life Women's Tour to a new area, and one we know, from last year's Friends Life Tour of Britain, can prove testing and challenging for riders.


"With this in mind we are confident it will be an exciting and open race, with the destination of the race victory up for grabs on Stage Five, and look forward to working with our partners in Buckinghamshire and Dacorum to make it the best possible day for riders and fans.”


The full list of 16 teams for the Friends Life Women's Tour will be confirmed during the Spring, joining the already announced teams of Matrix Fitness and debutants Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International.



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