The Women’s Tour 2019: everything you need to know

The race will have an extra day in 2019 - with six stages, starting on Monday June 10

The international women’s peloton comes to the UK in June for the sixth edition of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour.

The Women’s Tour of 2019 will take place from June 10-15 – and will be comprised of six stages, an extra day on previous editions.

Since 2018, the prize fund has been equal to that of the men’s Tour of Britain, increasing from €35,000 (£31,000) to €90,000 (£80,000).

The race was awarded UCI Women’s WorldTour status in 2016, meaning that it is part of the top-level series of international races. All of the top women’s teams will therefore take part.

The last edition of the race was won by Coryn Rivera (Sunweb), who picked up the points jersey as well for her fast finishes and results at intermediate sprints.

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Women’s Tour 2019 route and where to watch

Coryn Rivera of Team Sunweb edges Marianne Vos to wi Stage two of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in Daventry (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The full route for the race is yet to be announced – so all we know is present is that it will be six days long. We’ll update this page as details become available.

The race typically draws in large crowds –  riders routinely comment on the impressive number of spectators that line the route, more so than other UCI Women’s WorldTour events overseas. The best places to watch include the start, finish, QOM climbs and sprints

Stage one – Monday June 10: TBC
Stage two – Tuesday June 11: TBC
Stage three – Wednesday June 12: TBC
Stage four – Thursday Jun 13: TBC
Stage five – Friday June 14: TBC
Stage six – Saturday June 15: TBC

Women’s Tour 2019 live TV

The race is usually broadcast on ITV4, and we can expect this to continue into next year.

We’ll put timings up here when they’re available.

Women’s Tour 2019 jerseys

There will be five classifications available to compete for in 2019.

The star prize at the Women’s Tour is the Green jersey, awarded to the leader of the General Classification. In 2018, this went to Coryn Rivera (Sunwb).

Other honours include the Points jersey, with points going to the top 15 – this went to Marianne Vos (WaowDeals) in 2018. The Sprints jersey celebrates the leader of the intermediate sprints, which was also awarded to Rivera in the last edition.

The Queen of the Mountains jersey is awarded to the rider who takes the most points on designated climbs – and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) won this in 2018.

The Best British rider gets a jersey to show their status, 2018’s victor was Dani Rowe (WaowDeals), whose team was also awarded the best team status.

Women’s Tour: previous winners

2018: Coryn Rivera (USA)
2017 Kasia Niewaidoma (Poland)
2016 Lizzie Armistead (Great Britain)
2015 Lisa Brennauer (Germany)
2014 Marianne Vos (Netherlands)