Route announced for opening stage of 2019 Women’s Tour

The six-stage event is Britain’s longest running professional women’s race

The route for the opening stage of the Women's Tour 2019 has been revealed (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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The route for the opening stage of the 2019 Women’s Tour has been announced, with Suffolk hosting the Grand Depart.

Stage one of this year’s edition, which runs from June 10 to 15, will start in Beccles and finish in Stowmarket.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.