Pride of place for women's cycling
April 27 th 2018 - 14:39
For the first time since it was created, the 4th edition of the ASDA Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will include two stages. Made up of the best women cyclists, the pack will start out on 3rd May from Beverley and head along a 132.5-km route to Doncaster, then from Barnsley to Ilkley (124 km) the following day, for a summit finish. The current World Champion, Dutchwoman Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team), will be battling for victory with her countrywoman Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High5), the winner in 2016, and American Megan Guarnier, 3rd on the last Women’s Flèche Wallonne. Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA), Alena Amialiusik, Danielle Rowe, Hannah Barnes and Ellen Van Dijk are other serious rivals that she will have to keep an eye on.