Who will be the Strava Queen of Britain?

Strava is supporting the Queen of the Mountains classification at the inaugural Women’s Tour of Britain, held from May 7th – 11th. The world’s leading female cyclists will compete over five stages and 493.3 kilometers to be crowned the Strava Queen of the Mountains.

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The Polka Dot Jersey

The Strava QOM jersey will be easy to spot in the peloton, thanks to its striking orange polka dot design. Each of the five stages of the Women’s Tour will have two classified climbs, where the peloton will prove who is the strongest climber. 

Behind the Scenes at Stage 3

We took the opportunity to snap some pics of the what was going on behind-the-scenes at the Friends Life Women’s Tour.

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Riders on the Storm

Despite a couple of crashes the grimy conditions did not stop the racers going all out for the Strava QOM jersey and the other prizes on offer.

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On the Ground at the Women’s Tour

The inaugural Friends Life Women’s Tour kicked off today in Oundle, in Northamptonshire, UK, for 93 windy, hilly kilometres to Northampton.

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QOM of Digswell Hill

We chatted with the current QOM, Bethany Hayward about the prospect of the Women’s Tour athletes taking her QOM title and here’s what she had to say. 

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Athletes to Follow

We’ve got a number of Strava pros lined up for the polka dot jersey. Here’s our guide for some riders to watch over the course of the week.

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Meet Marianne Vos

Get to know one of the top performing female cycling pros in the world and see how she’s been preparing for the Women’s Tour.

stravaclimbingchallenge-ride-v1Take on the Climbing Challenge

To celebrate this major event and the quest for QOM bragging rights among The Women’s Tour peloton, Strava is challenging you to climb half of the total elevation covered during the race’s five stages. Do you have what it takes to climb 2,310 meters (7,578ft) between May 7th and May 11th? Join the Challenge.

 

Photos from the Race

Stay tuned for live reporting from the race. We’ll be on course, meeting with the athletes at the finish line and sharing some inside stories from England’s hills on the @stravacycling Instagram. You can join the conversation using the hashtag #StravaQOM.