2017 Women’s Tour: spectacular London finale announced

Lynn Gallagher

Today, Olympic Champion Katie Archibald and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan helped announce the teams and stages for this year's Women's Tour – including a spectacular London finale.

The fourth edition of the race will take place from 7-11 June 2017, welcoming 15 of the world’s top teams as they compete in the five stage, 17 team field race. The final stage will see The Women's Tour take the same iconic six kilometer circuit used by the men’s Tour of Britain. It’s a huge stage on which to showcase women's cycling, with thousands of fans expected to the line the streets of the capital.

Speaking about the race, Team WNT’s Katie Archibald, who won gold for Team GB in the Team Pursuit in Rio said: “The race being hosted by London is a fantastic opportunity for women’s cycling and shows how far the sport has grown over the past couple of years.”

Breast Cancer Care, the new official charity partner of The Women's Tour, will also host a 25km Pink Ribbon Tour along the race circuit, offering 1,000 places for women to cycle whilst celebrating the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon.

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The stages:

Stage 1 – Wednesday 7 June: Daventry to Kettering

Stage 2 – Thursday 8 June: Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Stage 3 – Friday 9 June: Atherstone to Royal Leamington Spa

Stage 4 – Saturday 10 June: Chesterfield and Derbyshire

Stage 5 – Sunday 11 June: The London Stage

The teams:

Ale Cipollini (Italy)

BePink Cogeas (Italy)

Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Netherlands)

Canyon//SRAM (Germany)

Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling (Germany)

Cylance Pro Cycling (USA)

Drops (Great Britain)

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope (France)

Hitec Products (Norway)

Lares Waowdeals (Belgium)

Lensworld Kuota (Belgium)

Orica Scott (Australia)

Team Sunweb (Netherlands)

Team VeloCONCEPT Women (Denmark)

Team WNT (Great Britain)

Wiggle HIGH5 (Great Britain)

WM3 Pro Cycling (Netherlands)

Further details of the stages of The Women’s Tour will be announced over the coming weeks, including the locations of the Queen of the Mountain climbs and Eisberg Sprints for each day.

You can follow the action on social media using the hashtag #WT2017.