Lizzie Deignan's GB team to race 'in full force' at Tour of Britain Women

The veteran star heads up national team alongside Elynor Bäckstedt, but will have Lotte Kopecky to contend with

Lizzie Deignan rides at the head of the bunch in the 2021 Women's Tour
(Image credit: SWPix / Alex Whitehead)

After months of doubt over whether it would take place, the Tour of Britain Women gets underway in Welshpool, Wales on Thursday. 

The four-stage race takes place in north Wales and the north-west of England, with four Women’s WorldTour present at the race, as well as a strong Great Britain team, and all six British women’s Continental teams.

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1Thurs June 6WelshpoolLlandudno142.5
2Fri June 7WrexhamWrexham140.2
3Sat June 8WarringtonWarrington106.8
4Sun June 9National Cycling Centre, ManchesterLeigh, Greater Manchester99

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.