Last year, we followed the Women's Tour from the very beginning to the very, very end - and we'll be doing exactly the same for the 2015 edition.

[related_articles]The racing kicks off on Wednesday next week, and we've got your essential guide here which gives you information on where the stages are taking place, which teams will be taking part, and how you can watch.

With less than a week to go until stage one begins, we've been pouring over last year's albums, here are the pictures that make us excited for the race ahead...

The race starts on Sunday - keep in touch with what's going on with our dedicated Women's Tour section and live updates on Twitter from Wednesday.