London will host the final stage of the world famous Women's Cycling Tour with a spectacular finale in Regent Street.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan helped Olympic Champion Katie Archibald unveil the route for the 2017 race, which takes place from June 7 to 11.
The final stage will take place over 14-laps of the same iconic 6-kilometre circuit as used by the men's Tour of Britain.
Starting and finishing on Regent Street St James, the route features the likes of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall on every lap.
Mr Khan said: "I'm really excited that the most prestigious women's cycling race in the world is coming to the streets of central London for the first time.
"Londoners will be able to see their Olympic heroes and the world's top riders competing up close, reviving the excitement we all felt during the Olympics.
"The race shows our continuing commitment to London hosting the very best sporting events in world."
All of the world's top 15 teams will take part in the race, which is a part of the UCI Women's WorldTour, including the world's number one team Boels Dolmans.
Around 1,000 places have also been held for women who will cycle for the sponsored charity Breast Cancer Care, completing 25km on the circuit whilst raising money for women facing breast cancer.
Speaking about the race, Team WNT's Katie Archibald, who won Gold in the Team Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro, said: "The race being hosted by London is a fantastic opportunity for women's cycling and shows how far the sport has grown over the past couple of years."
Women's Tour Race Director Mick Bennett added: "Having the Mayor of London invite us to London for the final stage of The Women's Tour shows the status of the event, that just three years on from its creation it can be a part of the UCI Women's WorldTour and feature all of the world's top 15 teams.
"This year's route will combine testing climbs and beautiful scenery in the heart of England with the London finish, which will be an undoubted highlight of the sporting calendar."
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