Who will follow Marianne Vos and Jolien D’hoore by claiming an AJ Bell Women’s Tour stage victory in Clacton-on-Sea? All will be revealed in the fifth stage of the 2021 race on Friday.

A 95.4-kilometre stage awaits the world’s best riders, a day of racing that begins at Colchester’s new Northern Gateway Sports Park, which is home to a fantastic mile-long closed road cycle circuit. The peloton will complete a lap of this, as well as passing through the historic town of Colchester itself, en route to the third finish along Clacton’s seafront.

Discover Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea on our stage five hub page.

Stage map and profile

Timetable and key spectator information

Stage five begins at Colchester’s incredible Northern Gateway Sports Park 11:30am, with the finish on Clacton-on-Sea’s Marine Parade West scheduled to take place at 2:20pm. Click here to view the full timetable.

Anybody attending stage five of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour in Essex can use our spectator guides to help plan their day.

Colchester stage start guide // Clacton stage finish guide

ITV4 schedule

Highlights of stage five will be shown on ITV4 at 8pm on Friday.

Coverage will also be available on Eurosport and GCN +.

How to follow stage five

Follow us on Twitter – @thewomenstour – for updates, videos and behind-the-scenes exclusives.

ProCyclingStats will have a live data feed from stage five, featuring race updates, standings, photographs and statistics.

Presented by Brother UK, we’ll have the results from each stage available within minutes of the finish.

The jerseys

The following riders will wear the following leaders’ jerseys on stage five.

 AJ Bell leader’s jersey: Demi Vollering (SD Worx)

 Sigma Sports points jersey: Sheyla Gutierrez (Movistar Team)

SKODA King of the Mountains jersey: Elise Chabbey (Canyon SRAM Racing)

Eisberg sprints jersey: Nina Kessler (Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank)

2022 Grand Départ

As well as being the starting point of stage five, Colchester will also feature in next year’s AJ Bell Women’s Tour when it hosts the Grand Départ.

More details will be released in the New Year.