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Summary

  1. Poland's Katarzyna Niewiadoma wins stage one of the 2017 Women's Tour through Northamptonshire, on 7 June 2017
  2. Riders left Daventry on the Grand Depart at 11:00 BST
  3. Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) crossed the line not long after 15:00 BST in Kettering after opening up a strong lead
  4. Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling) comes in second, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) in third
  5. "I'm so happy. It went so great today," says Niewiadoma following her win
  6. Riders faced categorised climbs at Haselbech and Rockingham, with sprints at Desborough and Oundle
  7. All of the world's top 15 teams took part in the event
  8. Stage two through Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire takes place tomorrow, 8 June
  9. Get involved: Your view of the Women's Tour #BBCWomensTour

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it for our live coverage of the first stage of the Women's Tour 2017.

    The Northamptonshire leg is over but there's still a long, long way to go for the competitors, starting with another 90 miles (144km) tomorrow from Stoke-on-Trent.

    You can of course scroll back here to see highlights from the day.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. A great day for Northamptonshire's Barnes sisters

    Hannah and Alice Barnes from Towcester put in impressive performances in their home county.

    Alice came seventh - the best-placed British rider - while Hannah (pictured below) finished fourteenth.

    Hannah Barnes

    Hannah said she enjoyed competing with her sister: "I came round the last corner and thought I might get a jersey today. Then she came round and we started laughing.

    "It's great having her in the race and to catch up as I don't get to see her very often.

    "It was a good, challenging course today and seeing all the schoolkids out on the side of the road was really great.

    "But it's a really long tour, so you have to really focus on doing the best you can while keeping something back for the following days."

    Their proud mum, Sue Barnes, said: "It's been great and it's hard to get over that so many people really want to see them.

    "I don't think they realise how famous they are among the cycling community."

  3. Stoke-on-Trent to host stage two tomorrow

    We'll bring you reaction from today's race soon, but in the meantime let's have a quick look ahead to tomorrow.

    The 2017 Women's Tour will resume with stage two in Stoke-on-Trent.

    It'll be the second time the event has been to the city, which will host both the start and finish of the race.

    In 2016, Marianne Vos (Ned) - who finished second in the general classification today - won the Staffordshire stage of the race.

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  4. Stage one: General classification

    Stage One result:

    1. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol/WM3) 3hrs 51mins 39secs

    2. Marianne Vos (Ned/WM3) +1min 40secs

    3. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels Dolmans) Same time

    4. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita/Wiggle High5) Same time

    5. Tiffany Cromwell (Aus/Canyon Sram) Same time

    Full results from stage one are available on the Women's Tour website.

  5. Alice Barnes claims Best British Rider jersey

    Jonathan Park

    BBC Look East sport

    Twenty-one-year-old Alice Barnes (below) from Towcester in Northamptonshire was the top British rider in stage one - finishing seventh overall in the Daventry to Kettering race.

    Her prize for doing so is the Best British Rider jersey, which is awarded to the leading British rider on general classification following each day’s stage.

    Alice Barnes

    Her sister, Hannah, won the overall Best British Rider jersey in the 2015 edition of the race.

    Keep it in the family, girls...

  6. The podium is set

    To confirm, the top three from today's 2017 Women's Tour stage one race from Daventry to Kettering is:

    1. Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)
    2. Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling)
    3. Majerus (Boels Dolmans)

    Alice Barnes (Drops) was the highest-placed Briton in seventh place.

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  7. Alice Barnes highest-placed Briton

    James Burridge

    BBC Look East

    We're still waiting for confirmation of the final placings for the race, but I'm told Towcester's Alice Barnes (Drops) is the highest-placed Briton.

  8. 'It went so great'

    Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) says: "I'm so happy. It's incredible. It was hard for me last week, I got a small injury. It went so great today."

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  9. Vos and Majerus complete top three

    It's a 1-2 for WM3 Pro Cycling, as Marianne Vos leads the peloton over the line a few minutes behind race winner Niewiadoma. She's followed by Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans).

  10. BreakingVictory for Niewiadoma

    Poland's Katarzyna Niewiadoma wins stage one of the 2017 Women's Tour.

  11. Race nears Kettering conclusion

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    I'm guessing we are about 10 minutes from the end of the race.

    It's very windy here and the weather is not as nice as we've had in previous years.

    Certainly the crowds are down on what we have seen in Kettering before, though the finish straight is still pretty well populated.

    kettering