Ovo Energy Women’s Tour – Chesterfield
Chesterfield will host the penultimate stage of The Women’s Tour on Saturday 10 June, with Stage Four of the UCI Women’s WorldTour event both starting and finishing in the town.
The 130-kilometre stage will build on the successful first hosting of the race in 2016, when Lizzie Deignan took the win in Chesterfield, a key moment in her overall victory in last year’s Women’s Tour.
The Derbyshire stage of The Women’s Tour will start and finish again in the historic town centre of Chesterfield. The likes of Wirksworth, Belper, Bolsover and Staveley will all feature on the route.
All of the world’s top 15 teams will take part in the race, which is a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, including the world’s number one team Boels Dolmans, of defending race champion Lizzie Deignan, ensuring British fans can again look forward to cheering on the world’s best riders. In addition the British-based Drops and WNT teams will complete the 17 team field.
Women’s Tour Stage 4 Route
As the Tour’s toughest stage, it will take in a wide mix of rural and urban areas starting and finishing in Chesterfield and passing through some of the county’s best-known market towns including Belper, Bolsover and Wirksworth. The stage is 130-kilometre long.
Eisberg Sprints will take place in Belper and Staveley, while the SKODA Queen of the Mountains climbs will be in Crich and Middleton Top.
Women’s Tour in Chesterfield – Road Closure Information
Chesterfield Borough Council are working with Derbyshire County Council and event organisers SweetSpot to help bring the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour 2017 to Chesterfield.
For the majority of the race, a rolling road closure is in place, meaning the roads on and around the route will only be closed for the short period in which it takes for the race to pass by – usually around 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival.
The rolling road closure managed by a team of police and specialist cycle race motorcyclists travelling in advance of the riders to ensure that the route is clear and safe.
The race start and finishes in Chesterfield town centre, and the route must be clear of parked vehicles. Residents will have been advised that they are on the race route, which will be clearly marked with yellow warning signs. Please don’t park on the route on the day of the stage if the race is due to pass by, cars that are causing an obstruction may be moved.
A number of roads in the town centre will be closed to allow the race to take place safely.
Women’s Tour in Chesterfield Sponsorship Opportunities
The Women’s Tour is a major UK sporting event with 96 professional riders from 22 countries – and you can be part of the action when it hits Derbyshire!
The race includies 12 national champions, six Olympic medallists and five world race champions – competed in front of packed crowds and TV audiences.
As the event returns to Chesterfield and Derbyshire this year, there are a number of opportunities to highlight your business to the spectators that visit the county, through the worldwide TV and media coverage and online via social media channels.
As well as the profile for your company there are some exclusive opportunities to experience the race from following the race in a helicopter to a velodrome ride event for your business.
Opportunities to support this event start from £500 + VAT.