Stage Three of the 2015 Women's Tour departs from Ashbourne in Derbyshire in front of packed crowds, which lined the route
The Women's Tour, Britain's leading professional women's cycle race, will take place over five days between Wednesday 7 and Sunday 11 June in 2017 it has today been confirmed.
The 2017 Women's Tour will run over five stages from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June.
The race will once again be a round of the UCI Women's WorldTour, one of just two events in Britain to be on the world calendar, alongside the Prudential RideLondon Classique in July.
It will be the fourth edition of the race to be held since it was launched by SweetSpot Group in 2014. The 2016 Women's Tour was won by Lizzie Deignan, and featured stages in East Anglia, Warwickshire, the Peak District and Northamptonshire, plus an accompanying official sportive.
Building on its inaugural season, the UCI Women's WorldTour will grow to 47-days of competition with the addition of four new events for the 2017 season. The UCI Women's WorldTour is now made up of 21 events in 10 nations, including events in Europe, Asia and North America.
You can find full details of the 2017 UCI Women's WorldTour calendar by clicking here.
Further details of the venues and stages for the 2017 Women's Tour will be announced in the coming months.
If you missed any of the action from this year's edition of The Women's Tour, then check out the Playlist below on our YouTube channel for all of the highlights, interviews and behind the scenes content.
Take a look back at some of the brilliant riders that we had wearing the race jerseys across the 5 days of The Women's Tour 2016. A big thank you to all of our jersey sponsors Aviva, Chain Reaction Cycles, Strava, Adnams & Stoke-on-Trent European City of Sport for helping make it all possible!
We spent the whole of Stage 4 of the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour from Nottingham to Stoke-on-Trent going behind the scenes with the Canyon//SRAM team. Find out what a day in the life of a team looks like from start to finish, including how the riders prepare for a race, what happens in the peloton and race convoy when there's a crash and what it's like in the team car when your team are chasing down a breakaway group.
With both of Northamptonshire's Barnes sisters competing in the Aviva Women's Tour together for the first time, we sat down with both Hannah and Alice to find out more about them, and to get them to answer questions about each other.