We are just two weeks away from one of the most exciting events of the pro peloton calendar, the Women’s Tour. The OVO Energy Women’s Tour is renowned in the female pro peloton for being a race that attracts incredible crowds and the media attention that is crucial to the progression of the sport.
It seems that the organisers and new title sponsor, OVO Energy, are eager to make their already fantastic race even better, have taken the criticism on board from previous years: longer distances and tougher climbs. Whilst last year’s route featured a little more climbing that in previous years, the coming edition is set to include even more of a challenge.
In fact, looking at the figures from the last three routes created by the organisers – it’s clear that the race is getting gradually harder with increasing distances – all over five days of racing a time:
- 2014 – 498.9 kilometres
- 2015 – 596.2 kilometres
- 2016 – 616 kilometres
- 2017 – 654.2 kilometres
So let’s take a closer look at what the peleton have in store for this year’s Women’s Tour…