Oundle hosts Women’s Tour of Britain Stage Three start

The Peloton passes through Forward Green in Suffolk during stage one of the Women's Tour of Britain. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 17, 2015. See PA story CYCLING Britain. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire EMN-150617-164744001

The Peloton passes through Forward Green in Suffolk during stage one of the Women's Tour of Britain. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 17, 2015. See PA story CYCLING Britain. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire EMN-150617-164744001

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The Women’s Tour of Britain is coming to Oundle on Friday.

The five stage tour which is running for a second year after a successful launch in 2014 will start in the town about 10am.

The riders will leave Market Place for Stage three of the race in a neutralised start before beginning racing at about 10.15pm at Glapthorn Road.

The cyclists will race 138.3km through the Northamptonshire countryside, competing a sprint at Fotheringhay at about 10.45pm.

They will pass through Nassington, King’s Cliffe, Harringworth and Gretton before tackling the steep climb at Rockingham at about 11.20pm, which is one of the hills where riders will compete for the Queen of the Mountains competition points.

The race, with more than 100 international cyclists, then heads towards Kettering where it finishes at about 1.45pm.

Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead won the opening stage of the race which finished in Aldeburgh yesterday (Wednesday) but was taken to hospital after colliding with a photographer.

Action from the race will be shown each night on ITV.