The hosts of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women stages have today been announced, as preparations for the inaugural edition of the race progress ahead of the Grand Départ in Welshpool on Thursday 6 June. 

Picture by Zac Williams/ 10/06/2022 – Cycling – The Women’s Tour 2022 Stage 5 – Pembrey Country Park to The Black Mountain – Wales –

The race will see the world’s top female riders and teams go head-to-head across four tough stages of racing, in what will be the first major international stage race delivered by British Cycling Events.  

Hundreds of thousands of fans will line the streets for what is the nation’s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, as the country gears up for another thrilling summer of cycling. 

The route 

This year’s race will feature a number of familiar start and finish locations which have successfully hosted major international events in recent years. 

The race will begin in Welshpool, situated in the heart of mid-Wales. Welshpool hosted the thrilling finish of stage four of the 2022 Women’s Tour, where Australia’s Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) sprinted to victory. The stage will see riders head north to the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno, in what will be a challenging start to the race.  

Stage two will see riders stay in Wales for a start and finish in Wrexham, which also featured in the 2022 Women’s Tour. The rolling route will take in a series of challenging climbs in the dramatic Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales. 

The caravan then will cross the Welsh border to the north-west of England, where Warrington will host both the start and finish of stage three on Saturday, with a flatter route that will favour the sprinters. Warrington welcomed the men’s Tour of Britain in 2021, where Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) claimed a memorable stage win. 

The race will then conclude in Greater Manchester, as part of the city region’s European Capital of Cycling celebrations. Riders will depart from the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling, before taking in some of the region’s challenging climbs before they reach the finish line in Leigh, where the race winner will be crowned. 

Full routes for each of the stages, along with the teams and riders competing, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

“A monumental effort” 

The race route has been designed and agreed in just 10 weeks, when we launched our new vision for major cycling events in Britain, thanks to the hard work and support of an experienced team of event staff. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Welsh Government, Conwy County Borough Council, Powys County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Warrington Borough Council, Manchester Active and others who have demonstrated such enthusiastic support for the race.  

Jon Dutton OBE, CEO of British Cycling, said: 

“Today is another important milestone in our journey and reflective of the enormous goodwill and support which major road cycling events continue to enjoy. 

“Our primary focus has been to deliver a safe and competitive race in 2024, and while there is still a great deal of work to do, we remain every bit as determined to harness the race’s spotlight to make a real impact in the communities which it touches. We know that it is a vision which resonates strongly in the positive conversations we’ve been having with prospective commercial partners and hosts which continues to be extremely encouraging.” 

Rod Ellingworth, who was announced as Tour of Britain Race Director in March this year, said:  

“It’s been a monumental effort by the whole team over the past 10 weeks to confirm the stages for this year’s Tour of Britain Women. The race will take in four competitive and challenging routes, some challenging climbing in Wales and what I’m sure will be brilliant crowds on the roadside throughout.” 

Lizzie Deignan, former road world champion and Olympic silver medallist, said:   

“It’s always special to race in Britain, and I’m so pleased to have two top level stage races to look forward to on home soil as I ramp up my preparations for a busy summer ahead.   

“There’s clearly so much support and fondness for the race, both at home and further afield. The four stage hosts deserve credit for their commitment to women’s racing and for helping to make the race happen, and I’m sure that together we can put on a brilliant show in June.” 

Earlier this month, British Cycling announced that the Tour of Britain Men would be delivered over six days in 2024, with an ambition to bring future parity to the two national tours, following the alignment of the event names in 2024. 

Positive conversations continue with a number of commercial partners along with towns and cities interested in hosting future stages of both the men’s and women’s events.  

“An opportunity to showcase the best of our area” 

Jeremy Miles, Welsh Government Economy Secretary, said: 
“Wales and cycling go hand in hand, with our spectacular scenery and routes providing elite and recreational cyclists alike with both challenge and enjoyment. 
“This is a welcome return to Wales for this fantastic event and provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Welshpool, Llandudno, Wrexham and the surrounding area to an ever-growing cycling audience. We are very pleased to have been able to support the event and look forward to providing a warm ‘Croeso’ to all in June.” 

Councillor Nigel Williams, Lead member for Economy and Regeneration, Wrexham, said:  

“Once again the sporting spotlight will be on Wrexham as we continue to be a welcoming location for national events. 

“After the success of last year’s Tour of Britain we have another opportunity to showcase the best of our area and this will bring huge benefits to the local economy. 

“I know many enthusiasts will be looking forward to the event and to seeing the elite of British cycling as they race through the area. It will give many within the city centre and surrounding areas the opportunity to give the cyclists a warm Welsh welcome to Wrexham as they pass through.” 

Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, Warrington Borough Council Chief Executive, said:  

“Following the success of the men’s Tour of Britain stage finish in 2011, it’s great news that Warrington will host the pinnacle of the sport again, this time with both a start and finish for the Tour of Britain Women.  

“We’re pleased to be playing our part in celebrating some of the world’s greatest cyclists, bringing elite sport back to Warrington once again. It will be a fantastic showcase that will equally generate societal, health and wellbeing benefits.” 

Eamonn O’Rourke, CEO of Manchester Active, said: 

“In the year Manchester was successful in becoming the very first European Capital of Cycling, we are delighted to be announced as a host stage for the 2024 Tour of Britain Women.  

“Hosting such a prestigious event cements Manchester’s commitment to supporting women’s sport at all levels, and our dedication to encourage more women and girls to participate in sport and physical activity. Having hosted the Men’s Tour of Britain back in 2019 and more recently, the Grand Depart in 2023, it is a real honour to welcome and support the women’s stage to Manchester. 

“We’re also thrilled that the route will commence from the National Cycling Centre, our world-famous ‘medal factory’ and home of British Cycling, providing a spectacular backdrop for the start of this stage – a unique opportunity only available when hosting cycling events in Manchester.” 

Tour of Britain Women 2024: 

Stage 1 – Thursday 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno  

Stage 2 – Friday 7 June 2024: Wrexham  

Stage 3 – Saturday 8 June 2024: Warrington  

Stage 4 – Sunday 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester

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La Vuelta 2023 – Stage 21 (Final)

Hipódromo de la Zarzuela to Madrid, Paisaje de la Luz, 101.5km

Sepp Kuss crowned Vuelta Champion as Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) takes final stage.

Vuelta Espana 2023 – 78th Edition – 21th stage Hipódromo de la Zarzuela – Madrid 101,5km – 17/09/2023 – Sepp Kuss (USA – Jumbo – Visma) – photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2023

Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) claimed his third stage win of La Vuelta 23 in Madrid, but with a very different scenario! The Australian sprinter followed Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) as they put the hammer down on the closing circuit, leading to a thrilling finale of the Spanish Grand Tour. The peloton came back inside the last kilometre but Groves still managed to sprint to victory. He is also the first Australian winner of the points standings of La Vuelta.

Vuelta Espana 2023 – 78th Edition – 21th stage Hipódromo de la Zarzuela – Madrid 101,5km – 17/09/2023 – Kaden Groves (AUS – Alpecin – Deceuninck) – photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2023

As he crossed the line alongside his Jumbo-Visma teammates, Sepp Kuss took his first Grand Tour victory after he helped his companions Jonas Vingegaard (2nd in the overall standings) and Primoz Roglic (3rd) conquer six three-week events in recent years.

Sepp Kuss speaking after the stage: “It’s incredible. I think today was the stage that I suffered the most of the whole race, now I’m just glad it’s over. I had a feeling it would be a fast stage when I saw all those guys getting ready to attack. I suffered more today than I did in Angliru. It was a nice way to finish off. No, I’m not different now that I’ve won La Vuelta, not at all. I’ll still be me. It’s life changing for sure. I think I’ll look back on this experience with a lot of fun memories. It’s still sinking in, I think it’s gonna take quite some time. Now, a big celebration. Family, friends are here, and that’s gonna be really special, to be with the riders and the staff, tell the stories of the last three weeks. So many memories and good times.”

Stage 21 Top 5

1. Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
2. Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers)
3. Nico Denz (Bora-Hansgrohe)
4. Hugo Page (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty)
5. Ivan Garcia Cortina (Movistar)

Final GC – Top 10

Full results here

La Vuelta 2023 – Stage 18

Evenepoel reigns supreme in the realm of the Mountain King

Vuelta Espana 2023 – 78th Edition – 18th stage Pola de Allande – La Cruz de Linares 178,9 km – 14/09/2023 – Remco Evenepoel (BEL – Soudal – Quick Step) – photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2023

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick Step (WT)) took the spotlight off the Jumbo Visma Show with a superb solo win at La Cruz de Linares, finishing 4’44” ahead of Damiano Caruso (Bahrain – Victorious). Andreas Kron (»Lotto Dstny) took third at 5’10 just beating Max Poole (Team dsm – firmenich).

Video Highlights of Stage 18 (video copyright La Vuelta)

Stage 18 Top 10 and GC

Full results here

Tour of Britain 2023 – Stage 5

All Change at the Tour of Britain – Almost

Picture by Alex Whitehead/ – 07/09/2023 – Cycling – 2023 Tour of Britain – Stage 5: Felixstowe to Felixstowe (192.4km) – Wout van Aert of Team Jumbo-Visma celebrates winning the stage.

Wout Van Aert gave Jumbo-Visma it’s 960th team victory with the Stage 5 win in Felixstowe bring to end teammate Olav Kooij’s run to wins. The Belgian also took over the race lead after her managed to finish 3 seconds clear of the bunch, making it the only thing that didn’t change on the day.

Stage 5 Top 10 and GC

Tour of Britain 2023 – Stage 4

Olav Kooij continues his dominance at the Tour of Britain

Picture by Alex Whitehead/ – 06/09/2023 – Cycling – 2023 Tour of Britain – Stage 4: Sherwood Forest to Newark-on-Trent (166.6km) – Olav Kooij of Team Jumbo Visma (Wearing the Leaders Jersey) Wins his fourth consecutive stage of the 2023 Tour of Britain at Stage 4 in Newark-on-Trent

Jumbo-Visma’s ace sprinter made it four from four with the win in Newark-on-Trent, equalling the record for consecutive stage wins set by Edvald Boasson Hagen at the 2009 Tour.

The Dutchman once again benefited from a brilliant lead-out from his Jumbo – Visma team-mate Wout van Aert after the likes of TRINITY Racing, BORA – hansgrohe, and INEOS Grenadiers attempted to form their own trains approaching the historic town’s finish line.

Casper van Uden (Team dsm – firmenich) placed second, with Ethan Vernon (Great Britain) continuing his consistent week by placing third.

Unsurprisingly, Kooij continues to lead the race’s general classification and tops the standings in the points and Sportive Breaks best young rider competitions.

A bunch sprint was always on the cards after two TDT – Unibet Cycling Team riders – Brit Harry Tanfield and Belgian Abram Stockman – were caught 27.5 kilometres outside of Newark-on-Trent.

Kooij said; “We’re just going day by day and it’s been amazing so far. The hat trick was already special and now four out of four is amazing.” He continues “I’m really happy with what we’ve done so far and I hope to keep it going.”

Jumbo – Visma started to lose position at the three-kilometre mark but he always trusted his team to get him back into perfect position. “The guys in front of me are strong enough to move through the wind and move up if it’s necessary. It’s never really smooth to get through the last few hundred metres, so sometimes you need to stay calm and know when it’s your time to move up. If we stay together, it’s a big advantage”

Stockman (TDT – Unibet) and Pinarello King of the Mountains leader James Fouche (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) attacked from the official start with Stockman’s teammate Harry Tanfield joining the duo one-kilometre later.

Tanfield and Fouche make this day number three in the break so far after spending most of stage one and three out the front together, and TDT – Unibet keeping up their appearances of being in a breakaway of every stage of this year’s Tour of Britain

Picture by Alex Whitehead/ – 06/09/2023 – Cycling – 2023 Tour of Britain – Stage 4: Sherwood Forest to Newark-on-Trent (166.6km) – Harry Tanfield of Team TDT Unibet Cycling before the start of Stage 4 of the 2023 Tour of Britain in Sherwood Forest wearing a Robin Hood Hat

As expected Fouche took maximum points at the first classified climb on Kilton Hill. Shortly after Tanfield rolled through to victory at the intermediate sprint in Broughton.

Fouche extended his lead in the Pinarello King of the Mountains classification by being the summit of the second classified climb at Red Hill Lane. The Kiwi decided his race was over after collecting his points, sat up and retreated back to the peloton, leaving the duo of TDT – Unibet riders ahead with 80-kilometres left.

The duo kept the gap between themselves and the peloton at around the minute mark until the break was eventually caught at the 27km mark, when Dimitri Peyskens (Bingoal WB) and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo – Visma) attacked from the peloton to end the duo’s hopes.

TRINITY and INEOS Grenadiers were the biggest antagonists of the bunch, pushing the pace in the peloton, but it was Jumbo – Visma once again who took control into the final right-hand corner with a perfectly drilled lead out.

Super domestique turned super lead out man Wout Van Aert led out his sprinter from 700 metres to go, the Belgian peeled away at 150 metres to go with his sprinter in perfect position to power to victory and make it four from four.

For full results and standings please click here.

Highlights of stage four will be broadcast on ITV4 in the UK at 20:00 on Wednesday 6 September and available on demand via ITVX for 30 days.

Stage five of the Tour of Britain sees the race return to Suffolk for the first time since 2017. Felixstowe will host both the start and finish of the longest stage of the 2023 Tour at 192 kilometres. The stage begins at 10:45 with more details here.

About the Tour of Britain


Stage one       Sunday 3 September              Altrincham to Manchester

Stage two       Monday 4 September             Wrexham to Wrexham

Stage three    Tuesday 5 September Goole to Beverley

Stage four      Wednesday 6 September       Sherwood Forest to Newark-on-Trent

Stage five       Thursday 7 September           Felixstowe to Felixstowe

Stage six        Friday 8 September                Southend-on-Sea to Harlow

Stage seven   Saturday 9 September            Tewkesbury to Gloucester

Stage eight    Sunday 10 September            Margam Country Park to Caerphilly


UCI WorldTeams: BORA – hansgrohe (Germany), INEOS Grenadiers (Great Britain), Jumbo – Visma (Netherlands), Movistar Team (Spain), Team dsm-firmenich (Netherlands)

UCI ProTeams: Bingoal WB (Belgium), Bolton Equities Black Spoke (New Zealand), Equipo Kern Pharma (Spain) Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team (Switzerland), Team Flanders – Baloise (Belgium), Uno-X Pro Cycling Team (Norway)

UCI Continental Teams: Global 6 Cycling (New Zealand), Saint Piran (Great Britain), TDT-Unibet Cycling Team (Netherlands), TRINITY Racing (Great Britain)

National Teams: Great Britain Cycling Team

La Vuelta 2023 – Stage 7

Soupe of the Day!

Stage 7: Utiel to Oliva (200.8km)

Geoffrey Soupe (TotalEnergies) served up a photo finish with Orluis Aular (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) in Oliva before taking the win. Third spot went to Edward Theuns (Lidl – Trek). Favourite to take a third win was Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) but he became a bit scrambled in the final turn at 300m to go and finished fifth behind Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates).

Making history as the youngest rider to ever lead a Grand Tour, Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) retained La Roja and will defend it on Saturday on the infamous slopes up Xorret de Cati.

Stage 7: Top 10 Results and GC

La Vuelta 2023 – Stage 6

Kuss goes solo to win at the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre

Vuelta Espana 2023 – 78th Edition – 6th stage La Vall d’Uixó – Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre 183,1km – 31/08/2023 – Sepp Kuss (USA – Jumbo – Visma) – photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2023

Pico del Buitre. Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre, Thursday, August 31st 2023 – An outstanding stage 6 of La Vuelta delivered historic results at the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre. In a rare moment in the limelight the American climber Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), participating in his third Grand Tour of the year, was the strongest from an impressive breakaway to take victory ahead of Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ).

1.     Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) in 4h27’29’’     1.     Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) in 21h40’35’’
2. Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) at 26’’2. Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) at 08’’
3. Romain Bardet (Team dsm-firmenich) at 31’’3. Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) at 51’’

At 20 years old Martinez became the youngest leader in the race’s history. After joining a large breakaway, the young man took full advantage of the support of Rudy Molard and Michael Storer up front, then finished it off wonderfully by claiming second place at the top of the Pico del Buitre. Next to the Javalambre Observatory, a new star is born on Thursday.

It is also the second leader’s jersey for Groupama – FDJ at a Grand Tour this season after Bruno Armirail’s pink on the last Giro.

Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) ganged up against Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) to gain 30 seconds on the Belgian star. La Vuelta 23 started less than a week ago and the GC battle is already in full swing!

Stage 6: Top 10 Results and GC

Full Results here:

UCI 2023 World Championships Glasgow – Results Summary

Here is a summary of the road racing results so far at the 2023 UCI World Championships in Glasgow

89th World Championships Women’s Junior – Road Race (WC)

Saturday, August 05 2023, 10:00 Glasgow – Glasgow (

Julie Bego (France/Cofidis Women Team) has won the Women’s Junior Road race in Glasgow, beating 17 year old Briton Cat Ferguson and Belgian Fleur Moors by nine seconds.

89th World Championships Men’s Junior – Road Race (WC)

Saturday, August 05 2023, 13:00 Glasgow – Glasgow (127.7km)

Albert Withen Philipsen (Dernmark/Tscherning Cycling Academy) wins the junior men’s road race, beating Paul Fietzke (Germany/Team Auto Eder) and Felix Ørn-Kristoff (Norway/Stavanger SK)n by 1’19”.

89th World Championships Women Elite Individual Time Trial

Thursday, August 10 2023, 13:55, Stirling 36.2km

Chloe Dygert (USA/Canyon//SRAM Racing) takes gold in the women’s elite ITT with a time of 6″ faster than Australian Grace Brown (FDJ – SUEZ). Switzerland’s Christina Schweinberger (Fenix-Deceuninck) took bronze.

Tour de France 2023 – Stage 21/Final

Jonas Vingegaard secures second Tour de France win as Jordi Meeus takes the Finale in Paris

Paris Champs-Élysées, Sunday, July 23rd  –Jordi Meeus (Bora-hansgrohe) won the conclusive stage of the 110th Tour de France in Paris/Champs-Élysées in a bunch gallop that saw Jasper Philipsen and Dylan Groenewegen rounding out the podium in a very tight finish.

Jordi Meeus edges out Jasper Philpsen on the Champs-Élysées to conclude the 2023 Tour de France
Photo: ASO/Paulinee Ballet.

Jonas Vingegaard became the 14th twice winner of the Tour de France, the first to achieve the Critérium du Dauphiné-Tour de France double since Geraint Thomas in 2018. Tadej Pogacar attacked on the Champs-Élysées but remained second overall. The same two riders finishing first and second two years in a row didn’t happen since Bernard Hinault and Joop Zoetemelk in 1978-79. The same two riders in the first two places at the end three years running is a first in the history of the race.

Stage 21 Top 10 and Final GC