Stage five combines a start and finish in Felixstowe, one of Suffolk’s most recognisable seaside towns, with a clockwise loop through the county’s quintessentially British villages.

Kesgrave, Ipswich, Hadleigh (the location of the day’s sprint), Needham Market, Stowmarket, Framlingham, Leiston, and Woodbridge will all feature during stage five, which marks both the longest of the 2023 edition and the race’s first visit to Suffolk since 2017.

The final six kilometres replicate the finale of the Women’s Tour in 2021, a stage which saw a memorable victory by the then world champion Elisa Balsamo in front of 10,000 spectators.