Stage One of the 2017 Women's Tour takes place on Wednesday 7 June between Daventry and Kettering. The Queen of the Mountains climbs will be contested at Haselbech and Rockingham, with sprints happening in Desborough and Oundle.
2016's race saw
80,000 people watch the race in Northamptonshire, generating
£1.6million for the local economy.
The Italian-based team Ale Cipollini was founded in Italy in 2011.
Based in Italy, the Bepink rider Ilaria Sagnuineti won the women's Tour de Bretagne in 2015.
In 2012, Boels Rental and Dolmans Landscaping Group combined their strengths to support an international women’s team, the Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team. From that point, the team quickly progressed.
The rainbow jersey is currently worn by a Boels Dolman rider, the 2016 World Road Race champion Amalie Dideriksen from Denmark.
With a team motto of ‘better together’, the Canyon SRAM team features the Northamptonshire-born rider Hannah Barnes and 2015 Women's Tour winner Lisa Brennauer.
The German-based Cervelo Bigla team feature the multiple track cycling medallist Ciara Horne from Warwickshire.
Based in the United States, the Cylance Pro team feature Olympic gold medallist Dani King.
The British-based Drops team feature 21-year-old Alice Barnes, winner of the 2017 Lincoln Grand Prix.
The FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope team are based in France.
The Norwegian Hitec Products team feature the Dutch star Kirsten Wild, winner of numerous stage races, one-day classics and World Cup events.
Formed in 2016, the Lares Waowdeals team are based in Belgium.
The Belgian-based Lensworld Kuota team feature 2016 Belgian road race champion Kaat Hannes.
The Orica Scott team, based in Australia, were formed in 2012.
Dutch-based Team Sunweb includes the multiple stage race, World Cup and classic winner Ellen van Dijk among its cyclists.
The Danish team Veloconcept was formed in 2015.
The British team Wiggle High 5 is the home of Leicestershire's Lucy Garner and Emma Johansson, winner of the first Women's Tour stage to be held in the county in 2014 when she outsprinted Lizzie Armitstead in Northampton.
The home of the legendary Marianne Vos, Team WM3 Energie was founded in the Netherlands in 2005.
Sheffield-based WNT Pro is the home of Olympic, World and European champion Katie Archibald.
.@WNTTeam line up for #OVOWT 🙌
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This is so cool! 🙌🏻 Congratulations to everyone involved, we can't wait to see you all in 2 weeks time #OVOWT… https://t.co/9Eg4XhQCVm
RT @chesterfielduk: Chesterfield will host the penultimate stage of @thewomenstour on the 10th June! https://t.co/FR4QaYATyV #ChesterfieldE…
RT @MarketPlaceKett: 7 JUNE: @thewomenstour races into #Kettering to finish Stage 1 - find info on activities, timings & road closures: htt…
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The news is finally here 🙌 British based @WNTTeam have announced their line up 😱 #OVOWT
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Congratulations to @KenilworthSch on setting a new Guinness World Record of the largest human formation of a bicycl… https://t.co/FABqajdN8T
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TAKE PART in this year's @thetourride, the OFFICIAL sportive of @thewomenstour, Sun 18 June. Choice of 3 distances - CLICK the link below!
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Summer of Cycling 2017
Summer is almost here! Get ready for a #SummerOfCycling and have a look at what is happening over the coming months... 🚴🕶️
Detail of cycling events in Northamptonshire during summer 2017
COME AND JOIN the pedal-powered FUN for FREE at #DaventryCyclefest, SUNDAY 4TH JUNE, New Street Rec., including the return of Danny Butler and the Ext...
Critical Mass Northampton
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15-20 mile ride from the Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton
Saturday 27th May 2017 2:30pm
NTD Inspired Life
Who wants a go? 🤣😉