Lizzie Deignan will lastly get the prospect to defend her 2019 AJ Bell Girls’s Tour of Britain title because the race returns after two years.
After being postponed due to Covid-19 in 2020, the 2021 version begins in Oxfordshire on Monday.
Fellow Briton Joss Lowden may even be in motion after breaking the celebrated hour report on Thursday.
Lowden, 33, will head up the just about all-British Drops-Le Col-Tempur crew 4 days after posting a record-breaking distance of 48.405km in a single hour in Switzerland, having completed eighth within the time trial on the Highway Biking World Championships earlier in September.
Trek-Segafredo’s Deignan might be the house favorite given she is the one rider to have received the Girls’s Tour twice and the 32-year-old will arrive in Oxfordshire after victory within the gruelling Paris-Roubaix race on Saturday.
Among the many many British names on the startlist are sisters and Canyon-Sram Racing team-mates Alice and Hannah Barnes – who’s a former stage winner.
Different notable rivals embrace former highway world champions Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak of the Netherlands, together with German Olympic crew pursuit champion Lisa Klein.
The occasion begins in Bicester on Monday and can finish in Felixstowe on 9 October.
Girls’s Tour levels:
- Stage 1: Bicester-Banbury, 147.7km
- Stage 2: Walsall-Walsall, 102.2km
- Stage 3: Atherstone-Atherstone, 16.6km (particular person time trial)
- Stage 4: Shoeburyness-Southend-on-Sea, 117.8km
- Stage 5: Colchester-Clacton, 95.4km
- Stage 6: Haverhill-Felixstowe, 155.3km