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Derbyshire stage ETAs and title sponsor for Women’s Tour

Posted: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:56

Derbyshire stage ETAs and title sponsor for Women’s Tour

The Estimated Arrival Times for the 2017 OVO Energy Women's Tour have been announced – including stage Four through Derbyshire on Saturday June 10.

The race starts and finishes in Chesterfield and takes in the likes of Wirksworth, Belper, Bolsover and Staveley, among a host of other county landmarks.

Now you can see when the peleton is set to arrive at each point – with times for a quick, slow and average pace racing of the route.

You can view the Estimated arrival times by clicking here.

Meanwhile, OVO Energy, the UK's top-rated independent energy supplier has been unveiled as sponsor for this year's Women's Tour and also the men's Tour of Britain.

For the first time ever, the coveted leader's jersey will turn green. OVO Energy will also sponsor the 2017 Tour Ride, which gives amateur riders the opportunity to take on the challenge of a route inspired by the Women's Tour.

As a part of the announcement, all three previous Women's Tour Champions – Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans), Lisa Brennauer (Canyon//SRAM) and Marianne Vos (WM3) headline the provisional start list and will line up in Daventry on the 7th June.

Chris Houghton, Managing Director, OVO Energy, said: "Cycling is an intrinsically sustainable and innovation-led sport - with cyclists themselves generating millions of watts of power each day across Britain and adopting cutting-edge technology to manage and measure performance.

"Our partnership with the Tours began last year in Bristol and we're thrilled to have expanded our involvement to become the title sponsor of the Women's Tour and Tour of Britain, helping to enable a "free-to-view" sporting event to be brought to more fans across the country."

Hugh Roberts, Chief Executive of SweetSpot, the race organisers, added: "We are delighted to be at the start of what we anticipate to be a long and exciting partnership with OVO Energy.

"The Women's Tour and The Tour of Britain are leading events within the world calendar and the partnership with OVO Energy will enable these events to continue to grow, engaging more fans and communities."

Lisa Brennauer, Professional Cyclist, Canyon//SRAM Racing, said: "I'm looking forward to returning to the Women's Tour; there is always a great buzz around the race. Now with a new title sponsor, OVO Energy, it will be great to see it become even bigger."

Find out more about the Women's Tour 2017 and view the Derbyshire Sport cycling pages.

Derbyshire stage ETAs and title sponsor for Women’s Tour

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