Community turns out to cheer Women’s Cycling Tour
Excited residents and school children lined the streets of Shipston on Friday 15th June to witness the Ovo Energy Women’s Cycling Tour race through the town.
Launched in 2014, the five-day event brings world class athletes and elite sporting action to cities, towns and villages across England and Wales. As a result of the incredible crowds that line each day’s route, the race has quickly become one of the leading cycling events in the world.
Shipston featured in stage three of the race - Atherstone to Leamington Spa - the longest of the entire tour at 151 kilometres. The cyclists were supported by an impressive entourage of support vehicles and policemen and women - some of whom were ‘dabbing’ and ‘flossing’ to the delight of the children in the crowd while they waited for the competitors to appear.
Australian, Sarah Roy, finished first in the Warwickshire stage - the emotional victory can be viewed on the Tour’s website at www.womenstour.co.uk