The Friends Life Women's Tour will return to Hertfordshire for the penultimate day of action as Stage Four heads from Waltham Cross to Stevenage on Saturday 20 June.
Following the success of last year's stage start from Cheshunt, during which Wiggle Honda's Olympic Champion and local rider Laura Trott officially opened the leisure centre named in her honour, Broxbourne Borough Council will once again host a stage start, this time in the centre of Waltham Cross.
Stevenage will be making its debut as a venue for what is only the second year of one of the world's leading women's races, with the town hosting the finish of Stage Four. In 2014 Stage Four of the race passed close to the Stevenage, on route to Welwyn Garden City, in a stage won by Marianne Vos on her way to overall victory. Further details of this year's Stage Four route will be announced in the coming weeks.
The second edition of the Friends Life Women's Tour takes place from Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 June, again taking place over five stages with daily highlights from ITV4. Suffolk will host the opening leg of the race, which will head from Bury St Edmunds, where the 2014 Tour finished, to Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast.
Further details on the remaining venues and stages for the 2015 Friends Life Women's Tour will be announced over the coming weeks. The full list of 16 teams for the Friends Life Women's Tour will be confirmed during the Spring.