Wrexham and Welshpool will play host to a key stage of the Women’s Tour this year as the UCI Women’s WorldTour event visits both venues for the first time on Thursday.

Stage five features more metres of climbing – 2,106m – than any other stage in this year’s race and is therefore expected to produce the first true GC shakedown of this year’s race.

Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) will wear the yellow jersey on stage five and holds a gap of 13 seconds over Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Team ADQ). Ashleigh Moolman (Team SD Worx) is best placed of the pre-race favourites for the overall victory, sitting ninth on GC, 18 seconds in arrears. Former champion Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek – Segafredo) are a further two seconds down.

Wrexham last hosted elite cycling when the opening stage of the men’s Tour of Britain finished in the town in 2015, while Powys has once before hosted a stage finish of the Women’s Tour at Builth Wells in 2019.

Stage map and profile

Total elevation: 2,108m

Timetable and key spectator information

Queen Street, Wrexham – 11am

B5097 Ffordd Bronwyfla – 11:15am

Chirk – 11:39am

Llangedwyn – 12:36pm

Hirnant Bank (cat 2) – 12:59pm

Bryn-y-Fedwen (cat 1) – 1:43pm

Broad Street, Welshpool – 3:03pm

Click here for the full stage timetable

TV schedule

Live coverage of stage four will be available on Eurosport Player and GCN + from 12:30pm.

Highlights of stage four will be shown on ITV4 at 8pm (then available on the ITV Hub for 30 days) and worldwide on Eurosport Player and GCN + from Friday morning.

Leaders’ jerseys

The following riders will wear these leaders’ jerseys during stage four.

 Leaders’ jersey Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)

 Breast Cancer Now points jersey Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) To be worn by Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)

 SKODA Queen of the Mountains jersey Christine Majerus (Team SD Worx)

 Pillar sprints jersey Maike van der Duin (Le Col – Wahoo)