Next up for WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling is arguably the biggest and best UCI Women’s World Tour event, The OVO Energy Women’s Tour. The 5th edition of the race will see the riders tackle 678km of racing. Starting on Wednesday 13th June in Framlingham, Suffolk before coming to a crescendo in Colwyn Bay in North Wales five days later.
The team will be made up of Aafke Soet, Natalie Grinczer, Winanda Spoor, Hayley Simmonds, Anna Badegruber and Gabrielle Pilote – Fortin. The strong squad will be fighting on all fronts to make a big impact this year. Soet who is coming back from illness will be trying to regain and show the form she showed to win the U23 overall classification at Emakumeen Bira earlier in May. Speaking earlier this week Soet had this to say;
“It was an amazing start to the season taking a UCI stage win, but this is one of the biggest races that always had a lot of appeal when you looked at the team’s race programme in January. I’ve come back from illness and have been feeling better than before, I’m thrilled to be starting my first OVO Energy Women’s Tour.”
Two British riders will have the chance to race on home roads, Natalie Grinczer and Hayley Simmonds. Natalie is in high spirits after the confidence boosting ride at Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour only one week ago and will be looking to show her climbing abilities against the world’s best on a tough parcour.
“Racing in your home tour is always amazing, the home support from the crowds definitely makes it one of the best races of the year. I’m hoping my legs are good and we all can have another good race.” Said Grinczer.
The OVO Energy Women’s Tour will be racing at the following;
Stage 1 June 13th – Framlingham to Southwold
Stage 2 June 14th – Rushden to Daventry
Stage 3 June 15th – Atherstone to Royal Leamington Spa
Stage 4 June 16th – Wychavon District to Worcester
Stage 5 June 17th – Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay
More information can be found on the OVO Energy Women’s Tour websites and social media. If you are local to any stages, it will be well worth the effort to come out and see the best riders in the world. But save you biggest cheers for WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling!
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