The Women's Tour: Stage three set for Essex and stage four to visit Laura Trott's home town

Last Updated: 14/11/13 4:10pm

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Laura Trott, right, will race in her home town of Cheshunt

Laura Trott, right, will race in her home town of Cheshunt

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Details of two more stages of next year's inaugural Women's Tour of Britain have been announced, with Essex and Hertfordshire both set to welcome the race.

The five-day event will take place from Wednesday, May 7, to Sunday, May 11.

Stage three will be played out around Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, while stage four will start in Cheshunt, home town of Laura Trott, and finish in Welwyn Garden City, where Trott began her cycling career.

The routes of the first two days of the race had already been unveiled last month, with stage one taking the riders from Oundle to Northampton, and stage two from Hinckley to Bedford.

Double Olympic champion and Wiggle-Honda rider Trott said: "Having a UCI Women's Tour in the UK is brilliant, but to have a stage starting in my home town of Cheshunt and then finishing in Welwyn Garden City, where I started racing, makes it even better. I think this will be a very special day for me."

Women's Tour organisers SweetSpot last month announced the race has been categorised by the International Cycling Union as 2.1, which is the third tier of professional competition.

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