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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.

 

 

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

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  • Sunny day 21 °C

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Friday (Friday 22 June 2018)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 15 W 7 19 WNW 8 20 WNW 9 20 NW 9 16 NW 12 19 NNW 14 23 NNW 14 23 NNW 14 22 NNW 14 23 NNW 14 25 NNW 14 24 NNW 14 23 NNW 13 22 N 13 22 N 12 20 N 10 17 N 7 12 NNE 3 6 ESE 2 4 S 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 80% 81% 81% 78% 68% 59% 53% 50% 48% 48% 47% 45% 44% 44% 46% 51% 55% 69% 77% 74%
UV index
1 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:33 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 23 June 2018)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 5 SW 4 7 WSW 4 8 SW 4 9 WSW 4 9 SW 5 11 SW 5 12 WSW 6 11 W 7 12 W 7 12 WNW 8 14 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 16 NW 9 16 NW 8 16 NW 8 15 NNW 7 14 NE 7 14 ENE 8 15 E 8 14 E 7 12 E 5 10 E 4 8 E 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 78% 84% 87% 90% 90% 86% 79% 74% 69% 61% 57% 52% 51% 50% 50% 51% 62% 70% 74% 75% 78% 82% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:33 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Sunday (Sunday 24 June 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 13 ° 16 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 3 5 N 3 4 NNW 3 5 N 5 9 NNE 6 14 NE 5 14 E 7 16 E 8 16 ESE 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 91% 93% 77% 61% 54% 58% 66% 82%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:34 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 14 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 14 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 3 5 WNW 4 5 NW 4 8 NE 3 10 NE 5 14 ESE 7 16 ESE 7 14 SSE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 94% 82% 63% 56% 57% 62% 82%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:34 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 16 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 6 WSW 4 6 NE 4 9 NE 5 13 ENE 7 17 ENE 9 19 ENE 9 17 NE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 95% 87% 65% 55% 54% 61% 82%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:35 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 12 NE 7 11 NE 8 16 NE 9 19 NE 10 21 NE 11 21 NE 11 20 NE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 93% 85% 67% 56% 58% 64% 79%
UV index
1 5 7 5 2
Sunrise: 04:35 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 19 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 12 NNE 7 13 NNE 8 15 NE 9 18 NE 10 22 NE 10 20 NE 10 19 NE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG E E E E VG
Humidity
91% 88% 83% 65% 49% 52% 56% 70%
UV index
2 5 7 4 3
Sunrise: 04:36 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Full
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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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