THE grand finale of the OVO Women’s Tour has been a resounding success, with thousands lining the route to cheer the cyclists on their 79 mile race through Carmarthenshire.

Stage Six of the race saw the best female cyclists in the world competing in a series of sprints, mountain climbs and descents through some of Carmarthenshire’s most breath-taking landscape, starting at the historic Carmarthen Velodrome, crossing the Black Mountains and ending at the Closed Road Circuit at Pembrey Country Park.

Communities came out in force to provide a carnival atmosphere, with many putting on their own events and family activities.

The race was won by Lizzie Deignan.