Tour of Scotland: Preview of the inaugural cycling event

Katie Archibald celebrating her gold medal in the Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (PA Images)
Katie Archibald celebrating her gold medal in the Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (PA Images)
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The first ever Women's Tour of Scotland will begin in Dundee on Friday as the riders begin the 350km route to Edinburgh.

World, Olympic and Commonwealth champion Katie Archibald will captain the home nation's team in a race which will see riders from 20 countries competing.

A total of 16 teams will do battle to try to ensure their leader is wearing the yellow jersey at the end of the weekend.

There are a number of individuals who stick out as the star women in the race - one being Chloe Hosking, who won the road race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Elinor Barker will also feature as a part of the Drops Cycling team - another elite British rider with an Olympic gold medal in her collection.

One of the strongest teams in the race - Lotto Soudal Ladies - will also be led by a Brit in Dani Christmas.

RALLY UHC will be spearheaded by talented 21-year-old America Emma White, who last year won the USA's under 23 national championships on the road in the time trial and in the criterium.

And last but by no means least, TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank will be looking to Brodie Chapman for general classification success as the Australian already won two stages and the overall at the Tour of Gila this year.

The race begins at 12:15PM on Friday at the Slessor Gardens in Dundee and the riders will finish the stage in Dunfermline.

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