2021 Women’s Tour
Walsall will welcome the Women’s Tour, the world’s leading international women’s cycle race, for the first time in 2021.
Women’s Tour organisers SweetSpot Group and Walsall Council have confirmed that the town will host the start and finish of stage two on Tuesday 5 October.
Walsall will become 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.
The town is gearing up for what promised to be an exciting event drawing a huge crowd to the Walsall. Plans are being finalised to create a day packed with family activities that reflect the history and diversity of the borough and the ambition to have the healthiest High Street in the country.