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Tour of Britain Women 2024: ‘Exciting’ time for women’s cycling

It has not been easy for British Cycling to resurrect the race so quickly, but it comes in part thanks to a multi-million pound sponsorship deal with Lloyds Bank, which is said to be “one of the biggest in British sport”, according to Dutton.

There is little doubt this time around they have called in a few favours from the contacts book who have faithfully held stages of the race in recent years – stretching as it does across Wales and over into north-west England.

The really harsh climbs occur on the first two days across Wales, including Llangynog’s imposing category one test near Snowdonia, and Llangollen’s Horseshoe Pass, on the way back to Wrexham.

“For me, personally, I am particularly excited that two of the stages will be hosted in Wales on some iconic roads,” adds Cardiff-born Barker. “It will undoubtedly make for a challenging and competitive race.”

The remaining roads around the Peak District near Manchester and Warrington will be no less demanding on the legs, as the stress increases for those intent on making an impression on Olympic selection.

Great Britain team:

Elynor Backstedt

Elinor Barker

Millie Couzens

Lizzie Deignan

Anna Henderson

Flora Perkins


Stage 1 – Thursday, 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno

Stage 2 – Friday, 7 June 2024: Wrexham to Wrexham

Stage 3 – Saturday, 8 June 2024: Warrington to Warrington

Stage 4 – Sunday, 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester: National Cycling Centre to Leigh

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