The Women’s Tour will return to Stoke-on-Trent this June as the city hosts Stage Two of the UCI Women’s World Tour event on Thursday 8 June.

It will mark the second occasion that the UK’s biggest professional women’s race has come to the city, following 2016’s visit won by former World and Olympic Champion Marianne Vos, and continues Stoke-on-Trent’s long association with women’s cycling, having hosted elite races as a part of The Tour Series since 2010.

This time around though Stoke-on-Trent will host both the Start and the Finish of the race, with the peloton tackling the tricky terrain of the Staffordshire countryside in between.