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Women's Tour weaves through Northamptonshire

  • Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

The Women's Tour of Britain cycling race moved from Suffolk into Northamptonshire today for the second stage.

The county's roads have been a popular choice for the tour having featured every year since the event was first held in 2014.

Sisters Alice Barnes and the former British champion Hannah Barnes, who grew up in Towcester took to their saddles for team Canyon Sram.

Alice Barnes grew up in Towcester Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's always nice to race around home roads, one because we know them and also you get your friends and family out on the roads"

– Alice Barnes
Cyclists started Day Two of the tour in Rushden. Credit: ITV News Anglia

School children lined the streets of villages like Bozeat as the tour hurtled through. The route also passed through the likes of Grendon, Wolverton and Stoney Stratford before finishing in Milton Keynes. America's Coryn Rivera topping the podium today.