On Saturday 10th June the Women’s Tour raced through the Chesterfield stage of the 2017 national cycling event. Stage 4 started at Rose Hill and followed a punishing course of Peak District gradients via Wirksworth, Middleton, Blackbrook, Staveley and back into Chesterfield’s Central Pavement. A total of 123.1 km (76.5 miles).
The race was won after a closely fought battle by Polish National Champion and “reigning” Green Jersey-holder Katarzyna Niewiadoma and was the penultimate stage before the final in London.
The Chesterfield stage was supported by Derbyshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire Sport. It was also supported by businesses, including significant contribution from H W Martin Waste Ltd.
As part of the sponsorship package the company was able to take some lucky guests to the start line and finish line, and meet many of the competing athletes. Included in the package was the opportunity to ride with the cycling pack in one of the accompanying team cars.
Support such as that given by H W Martin Waste Ltd helps to bring these events to life and keeps Derbyshire on the map as a place of sporting achievement, prosperous business and local employment.
For more information on the OVO Women’s Tour and for stage-by-stage race reports visit http://www.womenstour.co.uk/