The OVO Energy Women’s Tour will cover new ground in 2018, as the race visits Wales for the first time in its history. Dolgellau will host the start of Stage Five, a potentially decisive day in the battle for the OVO Energy Green Jersey, one that finishes in Colwyn Bay 122 kilometres later on Sunday June 17th.
Wales has hosted the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in nine different years since its relaunch in 2004; many roads that have appeared in that race will be tackled by the best female professionals in the world on 17 June. Riders will head through Snowdonia National Park during this stage, set entirely in Gwynedd and Conwy, which finishes on Colwyn Bay’s Promenade.
Start, Dolgellau 10:30am
Nant Gwynant 12:35pm
Finish, Colwyn Bay 14:00pm
Visit womenstour.co.uk for interactive maps and full timetables for each stage, as well as information on the international teams and riders competing in this year’s race. Don’t miss our daily online stage blogs, and catch up with the action from each day’s racing with the nightly hour-long highlights show on ITV4.
How to follow
- Highlights of every stage of the race will be shown on ITV4 on the evening of each day’s racing with a repeat of the hour-long programme shown the following day.
- Like all major cycling stage races, you can watch live from the roadside for free. Check out the detailed route and schedule on the OVO Energy Women’s Tour website to find out when the race will be passing you.
- Follow @BritishCycling and @thewomenstour on Twitter for race updates.
- A full report and images each day on the British Cycling website.