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Isabel Darvill has been selected to race in the Women's Tour of Britain

Newark cyclist Isabel Darvill has been selected to race in the Women's Tour of Britain.

Darvill will be competing for her Doltcini-O'Shea team in the event which starts today (Thursday) and concludes on Sunday.

The 23-year-old will again be riding against some of the top World Tour professionals and it will be a massive learning experience at the televised event.

Newark's Isabel Darvill. Photo: Velo UK
Newark's Isabel Darvill. Photo: Velo UK

The race will begin in Welshpool before riders head north to the seaside town of Llandudno.

Stage two will see riders stay in Wales for a start and finish in Wrexham on a rolling route which will take in a series of challenging climbs in the dramatic Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

Riders will then cross the Welsh border to the north-west of England where Warrington will host both the start and finish of stage three on Saturday with a flatter route that will favour the sprinters.

The race will then conclude in Greater Manchester, as part of the city region's European Capital of Cycling celebrations.

Riders will depart from the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling, before taking in some of the region's challenging climbs before they reach the finish line in Leigh

Darvill then competes in the British Cycling National Circuit Series before moving on to Europe to compete in several races there.

Jack Levick.
Jack Levick.

Jack Levick of the Rose Race team won the Selby Cycling Club's 10 mile Time Trial on Sunday in a time 19 minutes 54 seconds after averaging 30.151mph.

Charlie Hoyle, racing for the Shibden-Apex Road Team, rode in the 360 Cycling three-day stage race.

It is part of British Cycling`s junior national road series and he came home 28th overall out of 70 finishers.

He was placed 38th out of 82 finishers after stage one of the road race and had moved up to 32nd ahead of the final time trial section where he was 17th out of 70 finishers.

Ollie Saunders of the promoting club won round two of Newark Castle's eight-mile road bike time trial last Thursday in a time of 19 minutes seven seconds in very cold and blustery conditions.

Seventeen riders completed the race with Martin Hall second in 20 minutes 19 seconds and he was followed by Ian Russell in 20 minutes 25 seconds.

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