2024 Tour of Britain Women: Warrington Stage 3 Route Unveiled

The anticipation for the restarted Tour of Britain Women is increasing as the route for stage three, set to take place in Warrington on Saturday 8 June, has been revealed.

Following two demanding days in Wales, where riders will have tackled over 280km and 3,800m of climbing, the peloton will arrive in Warrington for what promises to be an exhilarating stage. With its flat terrain, stage three is expected to witness the first bunch sprint finish of the tour, captivating spectators with high-speed action over the 106.8km route.

Commencing and concluding in front of the iconic Golden Gates of Warrington Town Hall, the stage will kick off at 11:00. Riders will navigate through picturesque Cheshire West and Chester villages, including Higher Whitley, Great Budworth, and Wincham, before facing the day’s main challenges: the Queen of the Mountains segments.

Women’s Tour of Britain Stage 3: Warrington Route

The route will see riders ascend the climbs from Pexhill Road to Broken Cross and from Pott Shrigley in the foothills of the Peak District, offering opportunities to earn valuable QOM points. As the peloton speeds through Mottram St Andrew and Knutsford, fans can expect a thrilling intermediate sprint in Mere.

A rapid descent from Appleton Thorn will set the stage for a dramatic finale as the peloton races back to Warrington, aiming to cross the line at approximately 14:18.

Expressing excitement about the event, Warrington Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Jean Flaherty, stated, “Many will remember our iconic Golden Gates being the dramatic finishing point for a Tour of Britain stage in 2021. I am sure we will see crowds gather again at the Golden Gates to see the start and finish of the women’s stage.”

Tour of Britain Race Director, Rod Ellingworth, expressed gratitude to the event’s partners and highlighted Warrington’s proven track record in hosting sporting spectacles. He added, “We are incredibly grateful for the support and cooperation of our partners at Warrington Borough Council, Chester, Cheshire East and Cheshire West who have enabled us to confirm the details of this exciting stage in such a short timeframe.”

The men’s Tour of Britain last paid a visit to Warrington in 2021 when Ethan Hayter won the sprint.