Niewiadoma Returns To Defend Title At Ovo Energy Women's Tour

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) in the green jersey at the Women's Tour

Kasia Niewiadoma ( Canyon-SRAM ) will return to the OVO Energy Women's Tour , the 13th round of the Women's WorldTour, set to take place from June 13-17 in Great Britain. The Polish rider will focus on the climbing stages while sprinters, sisters, Hannah and Alice Barnes will aim for wins during the sprint-friendly stages. Last year, Niewiadoma won the overall title ahead of Christine Majerus and Hannah Barnes. She won the opening stage from a long-range breakaway and held the race lead through to London to secure the title. She is currently fifth in the Women's WorldTour standings but was not initially scheduled to compete in this year's race. A change of plans was welcomed, however, as she will use the five-day race to prepare for the Giro Rosa in July. This year's parcours is hiller than in previous years. The event includes several climbs that could shake out ...

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