History will be made on Thursday as Burton Dassett Country Park hosts the OVO Energy Women’s Tour’s first-ever hill-top finish!

The SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb (1.2-kilometre in length with a 5% average gradient) has been a feature of the race for the past two years, but will finally make a name for itself as the world’s best riders tackle it three times during what promises to be a thrilling finale to the Tour’s latest Warwickshire stage.

Shakespeare’s County has featured in the OVO Energy Women’s Tour since 2016, with previous finishes in Stratford-upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa finishing in sprints. This year we also have a new start venue in the county, as Warwick welcomes the race on Thursday.  Once again the route will pass the Cyclists’ Memorial at Meridan, while two Eisberg sprints come at Brinklow and Pillerton Priors.

PLEASE NOTE! There is NO spectator parking on Burton Dassett Country Park or the surrounding roads. Please make alternative arrangements should you wish to watch the race here.

Stage route and profile

Women's Tour stage four

Key timings

Stage feature Estimated time of arrival
Start – Market Square, Warwick 10:30
Eisberg sprint – Brinklow 12:05
Eisberg sprint – Pillerton Priors 13:43
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Sun Rising Hill 13:55
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett 14:17
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett 14:36
Finish/SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett Country Park 14:55

Click here to explore and download the full stage four timetable

Weather forecast

Probably best to bring your umbrella, just in case!

Start: 12°C, sunny intervals, light rain

Middle of the race: 13°C, sunny intervals, light rain

Finish: 13°C, sunny intervals, light rain

Women's Tour stage four

Jersey leaders

OVO Energy green jersey: Lisa Brennauer (Germany) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling

Breast Cancer Care points jersey: Jolien D’hoore (Belgium) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team

SKODA Queen of the Mountains jersey Christine Majerus (Luxembourg) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team

Eisberg sprints jersey Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb

HSBC UK | British Cycling best British rider jersey Lizzie Deignan (Great Britain) Trek-Segafredo

Click here for full standings after stage three

Click here for a rider list after stage three

Instant Expert

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour expert says of stage four:

“Time for a GC battle! With the first half of this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour playing out as expected, it’s time for the sprinters to bow out of the spotlight and let the climbers have their moment in the sun.

“Given the severity of the race’s two Welsh stages in Powys and Carmarthenshire on Thursday and Friday, the winner atop Burton Dassett may well not end up being the race’s 2019 champion. After all, it’s a relatively short climb that will still suit some of the more powerful riders in the peloton, as well as those who perform well in the Spring Classics. Positioning on the narrow climb will be key, especially on the first two laps when gaps are likely to appear.

“Nonetheless, stage four in Warwickshire will give us our best idea yet as to who will be crowned the overall victor in Pembrey Country Park on Saturday.”

 Downloads and links

Click here to visit the stage four hub | Click here to explore the stage four timetable