BBC Sport - Hannah Barnes: Cream teas and the Women's Tour of Britain
Cream teas and the Tour of Britain
- From the section Cycling
BBC Look East meets Northamptonshire's Hannah Barnes and her United Healthcare team-mates ahead of the Women's Tour of Britain, which starts in Suffolk on Wednesday.
Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead of Boels Dolmans and double Olympic champion Laura Trott of Matrix Fitness will be among the British contenders for overall victory, with Dutch defending champion Marianne Vos out injured.
Trott's fellow Olympic Team Pursuit champions Dani King of Wiggle Honda and Joanna Rowsell of Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International will also be taking part in the five-stage event.
The biggest women's race in the United Kingdom, a total of 16 teams are to compete, with the field to include 12 different national champions and seven of the 10 highest-ranked riders in the world.
Barnes, 22, is in her second year as a professional, and has already won two races in Argentina and California in 2015.