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The OVO Energy Women's Tour is coming to Suffolk!

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OVO Energy Women's Tour logosAdnams is proud to be a race sponsor of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour which is returning to Suffolk this year. Suffolk is hosting the opening stage of the UCI Women’s World Tour race on Wednesday 13 June 2018 and we're really excited that the opening stage will finish in our hometown of Southwold. Over 100 of the world’s top cyclists will race from the start line at Framlingham taking in a 130-kilometre route through Suffolk, including Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Halesworth. You can view the Suffolk stage route map here. It will mark the fourth time that Britain’s biggest women’s cycling event has returned to the county, and there will also be a chance to ride much of the route in the OVO Energy Tour Ride sportive event supporting Breast Cancer Care on Sunday 1 July. [caption id="attachment_19494" align="alignright" width="300"]OVO Women's Tour 2016 The OVO Energy Women's Tour start in Southwold, 2016[/caption] Commenting on the news, Emma Hibbert, Adnams' Marketing Director said: ''Adnams has supported the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain for a number of years and is delighted to welcome the professional riders back to Suffolk and in particular Southwold. It is a real credit to the County and the support of the local community that we are able to host a full stage in the county. 2018 is set to be an exciting year for cycling in Suffolk, with the addition of the Tour Ride and other cycling events to the calendar.” In total 17 teams will compete in the 2018 OVO Energy Women’s Tour, including four British squads, Wiggle HIGH5, Trek Drops, WNT Rotor and Storey Racing, with the riders set to compete in the race being announced during the early summer. Two weeks after the race a special sportive will take place on Sunday 1 July, starting and finishing in Southwold, giving members of the public the chance to ride one of two routes, both of which will use the Stage One route. For further details of the OVO Energy Tour Ride supporting Breast Cancer Care, including how to enter, please click here. You can watch highlights of each stage daily on ITV4 and Eurosport and also on demand via the ITV hub and Eurosport Player. We'll keep you posted with details on when and where you can watch the event - watch this space!