2021 Women’s Tour
In 2021, Walsall welcomed the Women’s Tour, the world’s leading international women’s cycle race, for the first time.
Women’s Tour organisers SweetSpot Group and Walsall Council hosted the start and finish of stage two on Tuesday 5 October 2021 .
Walsall was only the third venue – after both Stoke-on-Trent and Chesterfield in 2017 – in history to welcome both the start and finish of a Women’s Tour road stage on the same day.
The Women’s Tour is the UK’s first international stage race for women, bringing the world’s top riders to compete in Great Britain as a part of the UCI Women’s World Tour.
The race, which has been won by the likes of Marianne Vos (2014), Lizzie Deignan (2016, 2019) and Coryn Rivera (2018), attracts an annual roadside audience of 300,000, as well as over three million fans through linear and online platforms.