The inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour drew to a close earlier this month, bringing the curtain down on seven months of action and 35-days of racing. UCI Vice-president and Women's Commission President Tracey Gaudry has been speaking about the success of the first Women's WorldTour in the short video interview you can find here.
I believe this year will prove to be a breakthrough season for women's cycling with the success of the inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour.
Brian Cookson, UCI President
17 events made up the 2016 UCI Women's WorldTour, from the Strade Bianche in Italy in March through to September's Madrid Challenge in Spain. Among the four stage races on the calendar was June's Women's Tour, the first UCI Women's WorldTour event to be held in the UK, and the first European stage race.
You can read more about the success of the 2016 UCI Women's WorldTour here and watch the interview with Tracey Gaudry below.
Watch the promo video for the 2017 edition of The Women's Tour, which takes place from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June. Featuring four stages in the Heart of England in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire before the fifth and final stage takes place on an iconic circuit in the centre of London.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the 2017 Women's Tour at City Hall in London, alongside Olympic Gold medallist Katie Archibald of Team WNT and Drops' London rider Abi Van Twisk. The trio were in front of the world famous backdrop of Tower Bridge with Women's Tour Race Director Mick Bennett to officially unveil the five stages for the UCI Women's WorldTour event.
Look back on the 2016 edition of The Women's Tour and review some of the amazing facts and figures to come from Britain's biggest women's cycling event. This year's race was a part of the new-for-2016 UCI Women's WorldTour, and with it was bigger and better than ever before.