The riders could barely catch their breath on today’s fast, windy stage from Felixstowe in Suffolk to Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, but we took the opportunity to snap some pics of what was going on behind-the-scenes at the Friends Life Women’s Tour.
Do Specialized-Lululemon have the coolest bikes at the Women’s Tour?
Race leader Rosella Ratto (Estada de Mexico-Faren) is making the best of her time in yellow for press shots.
Day 3 Behind ScenesRatto’s bike has cool hot pink accents that match the team kit.
The young riders of Team GB took shelter on the seafront to warm up out of the wind.
The bikes of Marianne Vos’s Rabo-Liv team look mean.
The leader of the Strava Queen of the Mountains classification, Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare), waits in the sun before a tough day of defending the jersey.

Serious business at the UCI doping control.

Hold on tight to those jerseys.

Marianne Vos takes the stage win, and takes to the stage to receive both the green points and yellow overall leader’s jerseys. Give her some Kudos!