In addition to our race reports and galleries we will also bring you video highlights from the inaugural Friends Life Women's Tour as and when they become available.

Here is what went down on Stage 1:

Don't forget to follow all the action and comment on Total Women's Cycling with our Friends Life Women's Tour section.

We've also got galleries galore from Stage 1 of the race from Oundle to Northampton.

Planning on watching over the weekend? Here's all you need to know about the route, in our Essential Guide to the Friends Life Women's Tour.