OVO ENERGY BACK EQUAL PRIZE MONEY FOR THE 2019 WOMEN’S TOUR AND TOUR OF BRITAIN
OVO Energy, the award-winning independent energy supplier, will back an equal prize fund for the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain for the second year running. Having first made this significant pledge on the path towards gender equality in cycling in 2018, Britain’s most prestigious women’s and men’s cycle races will again offer the same prize money structure thanks to the innovative Bristol-based company.
With the Women’s Tour increasing to six days for the first time in its history for its sixth edition this summer (Monday 10 – Saturday 15 June), the world’s best riders and teams will compete for €97,880 in 2019 – up from €89,999 last year.
The 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour begins with a Grand Depart in Suffolk for the second year; ninety-six starters will cover 157.6 kilometres (98 miles) between the market towns of Beccles and Stowmarket. The race continues to form part of the prestigious UCI Women’s WorldTour series, which began with the Strade Bianche one-day race in Italy on Saturday.