Aviva Women's Tour 2016

The 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour got underway yesterday, with the peloton tackling a fast flat stage that ran from the seafront in sunny Southwold to the centre of Norwich.

The race forms part of the UCI Women's WorldTour – the very highest level of the women’s sport. So it was no surprise to see it draw an extremely strong field, including UCI Road World Champion Lizzie Armistead, the legendary Marianne Vos, 2015 winner Lisa Brennauer, Team GB’s Emma Pooley, and a string of national champions.

And once again the UK demonstrated its insatiable appetite for bicycle racing, with thousands turning out at the roadside to enjoy the sunshine, the atmosphere and the action, as Luxembourg’s Christine Majerus outsprinted an exasperated Vos to take the yellow jersey.