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2018 Womens Tour of Britain

women cyclists

Wed 13 JunSun 17 Jun 2018

For the third time in race history, Suffolk will host the Grand Départ of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour from 13 - 17 June 2018.

After a year’s absence from the event, the East Anglian county will welcome the world’s best riders for a largely flat 130-kilometre leg between Framlingham and Southwold.

The previous stage victors in Suffolk are Marianne Vos and Lizzie Deignan, who won in Bury St Edmunds (2014) and Aldeburgh (2015) respectively. Southwold hosted the Grand Départ in 2016, with Luxembourg national champion Christine Majerus claiming that day’s win in Norwich. The stage’s SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb is located in Christchurch Park, which previously welcomed the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in 2011.

 

 

  • Cloudy 23 °C

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  • Light rain 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

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  • Cloudy 23 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

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Wednesday (Wednesday 15 August 2018)
Now 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 16 WSW 10 15 WSW 10 16 W 11 18 W 11 17 WSW 11 17 WSW 12 18 WSW 13 20 WSW 13 21 WSW 14 22 WSW 13 21 WSW 11 19 SW 9 16 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 18 SSW 8 19 SSW 9 20 SSW 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 88% 82% 75% 72% 68% 63% 62% 63% 63% 61% 60% 63% 66% 69% 72% 76% 79%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 16 August 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 80% 50% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 10 22 SW 10 21 SSW 9 20 SSW 9 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 23 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 23 SSW 14 24 SW 15 24 SW 14 24 SW 13 21 SW 12 20 SW 11 17 SW 10 17 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 17 WSW 9 15 WSW 8 14 WSW 7 12 SW 5 12 SW 5 12 SW 6 14 WSW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
82% 85% 88% 90% 91% 89% 87% 84% 79% 75% 74% 76% 78% 79% 78% 79% 83% 86% 82% 81% 84% 87% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 17 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 W 7 15 WNW 6 13 W 7 12 W 8 16 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 10 17 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 87% 88% 87% 64% 48% 44% 55% 68%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 11 19 SW 11 20 SW 12 20 WSW 14 26 WSW 14 26 WSW 12 23 WSW 9 16 SW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 82% 84% 73% 64% 61% 67% 81%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 13 SSW 8 14 SW 10 18 SW 14 25 SW 16 29 WSW 15 27 WSW 12 21 W 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 91% 90% 76% 66% 65% 72% 80%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 18 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 17 W 9 15 W 9 15 WNW 10 19 WNW 9 20 WNW 9 18 WNW 8 14 NNW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 88% 88% 73% 62% 60% 66% 81%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 11 SW 7 12 NNW 7 12 NNW 9 18 NNW 10 21 WSW 9 19 NW 9 15 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 89% 89% 73% 58% 61% 67% 78%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: First quarter
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13 - 17 June 2018 - will you be needing your shades or brollies to watch the OVO Energy Women’s Tour?

Launched in 2014, the five-day event has been won by the likes of home favourite Lizzie Deignan and Marianne Vos, and is regarded by riders, teams and officials alike as one of, if not the leading professional women’s stage race on the calendar.

Its origins trace back to 2010 when SweetSpot (the company behind the OVO Energy Women’s Tour) organised their first women’s cycling race, the Horizon Fitness Grand Prix in Stoke-on-Trent. What began as a supporting event for the men’s Tour Series – Britain’s leading televised cycle race series –  grew into the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series 12 months later.  This quickly became an established and key part of the women’s racing scene in Britain, thanks to television coverage on ITV4 in the UK and around the world.

With 5 stages there are plenty of opportunities to watch the competition

13 June: Stage 1 (Framlingham - Southwold)

After a year’s absence from the event, the East Anglian county will welcome the world’s best riders for a largely flat 130-kilometre leg between Framlingham and Southwold.

Check the weather for the start of Stage 1 here

14 June: Stage 2 (Rushden - Daventry)

Daventry, the starting point of the 2017 edition, will host the finish this time around. Riders will pass through the historic market town twice during this stage as part of a challenging finishing circuit that will also see the peloton tackle the notoriously steep Newnham Hill on two occasions.

Check the weather for the start of Stage 2 here

15 June: Stage 3 (Atherston - Royal Lemington Spa)

Stage Three of the 2018 race will retrace virtually the entire route used in the respective stage 12 months earlier, a 151-kilometre leg from Atherstone to Royal Leamington Spa.

Check the weather for the start of Stage 3 here

 16 June: Stage 4 (Evesham - Worceseter)

A picturesque route will take us to Broadway and Snowshill on the northern edge of the Cotswolds.

Check the weather for the start of Stage 4 here

17 June: Stage 5 (Dolgellau - Colwyn Bay)

Riders will head through Snowdonia National Park during this stage, set entirely in Gwynedd and Conwy, which finishes on Colwyn Bay’s Promenade.

Check the weather for the start of Stage 5 here

 

For more information visit the official website

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