Video/Gallery: Riders battling the wind as they compete in third stage of The Women’s Tour race - otherwise known as the Dutch leg

Women's Cycling Tour going past Orwell Bridge. Leading pack. Women's Cycling Tour going past Orwell Bridge. Leading pack.

Friday, May 9, 2014
2:00 PM

The weather is not being kind to the 96 women competing in the 2014 Women’s Tour today.

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Mike Pennock captured the riders as they passed along the Waterfront, IpswichMike Pennock captured the riders as they passed along the Waterfront, Ipswich

They have already completed the first of the two sprint stages and are heading twoards the Queen of the Mountain challenges - there are two uphill sections today, both close together.

The first is at Freston and should take place at just after midday. The second comes just minutes after at 12.07pm.

After that, the riders will tour the Essex countryside building up to the final sprint stage at Thorpe-le-Soken at around 1.10pm before arriving into Clacton at around 1.25pm.

Our team are reporting live from the scene and sharing photos on Twitter.

The riders set off on the 86km route to Clacton - there are two sprints and two Queen of the Mountain challenges todayThe riders set off on the 86km route to Clacton - there are two sprints and two Queen of the Mountain challenges today

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