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Inaugural Tour de PEI runs this week

The inaugural running of the women's UCI event - the Tour de PEI (Prince Edwards Island, Canada) started Sunday June 10th and runs until June 14, 2007. The race is comprised of five total stages.

Stage 1 opens the race with a 10 lap, 100-kilometer circuit race on the streets of Summerside and contiues Monday with an individual time-trial on the Confederation Bridge for a 28.8 km loop from PEI to New Brunswick and back.

On Tuesday, the race takes to the roads for a road race starting in Cavendish before looping West to Wellington and back for a total of 124 km. The fourth stage is also a road race; starting in Dalvay and travelling through such communities as Montague and finishing in Stratford.

The fifth and final stage will consist of a 50 lap, 1 km criterium race in downtown Charlottetown in the Confederation Centre area on June 14.

Elite women riders from trade teams Getränke-Hoffmann (Germany), Giant Pro cycling (China) and Menikini- Selle Italia-Gysko (Italy) as well as national teams of Australia, Russia, New Zealand and Canada.

Check back on Cyclingnews throughout the week for full results and news from the race as we get it.

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