The first of three stages in the East of England to end this year’s AJ Bell Women’s Tour gets underway in Southend on Thursday.

Can Dutchwoman Demi Vollering move a step closer to claiming this year’s overall victory in the 117.8-kilometre stage, one that starts in Shoeburyness and finishes along the cost in Westcliff-on-Sea?

Stage four will be the race’s first-ever visit to Southend, a famous seaside resort known for having the world’s longest pleasure pier, seven miles of coastline (including five Blue Flag beaches stretching from Shoeburyness to Leigh-on-Sea), and its vibrant cultural offering.

Discover Shoeburyness and Southend-on-Sea on our stage four hub page.

Stage map and profile


Stage four begins by Shoeburyness’ East Beach at 11am, with the finish along Western Esplanade in Westcliff-on-Sea scheduled to take place at 2:21pm. Click here to view the full timetable.

ITV4 schedule

Highlights of stage four will be shown on ITV4 at 8pm on Thursday.

Coverage will also be available on Eurosport and GCN +.

How to follow stage four

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

ProCyclingStats will have a live data feed from stage four, 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 four.

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

 Sigma Sports points jersey: Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine)

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

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