OXFORDSHIRE will host a dramatic finale to the Women’s Tour today.

Some of the world’s top cyclists will battle it out in stage six of the high-profile race, which starts in Chipping Norton at 11am.

Italian rider Elisa Longo Borghini drew level with Australian rival Grace Brown at the top of the general classification yesterday after sprinting clear to win stage five in Wales.

The two-time Olympic road-race bronze medallist held off Poland’s Katarzyna Niewiadoma, who is only two seconds adrift of the leading pair.

Faringdon cyclist Katie Scott came home 83rd and goes into the final stage 81st overall.

Today, riders will battle it out along a 142.9km route that weaves its way from Chipping Norton to Milcombe, near Banbury, before heading through West Oxfordshire towards RAF Brize Norton and Carterton.

Stage six will also visit Faringdon, Wantage and Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse; and Didcot and Wallingford in South Oxfordshire.

The final sprint will head through Burcot, near Abingdon, at about 2.25pm as competitors makes their way towards Oxford.

Riders will cross the River Thames using the Folly Bridge as the race enters the city from its south side, before finishing at St Giles at roughly 3pm.