It's hard to predict the winner of the Tour of Britain - When you factor in the freshness of the riders, the inclusion of an ITT and a not too hard parcours.
I still find it hard to fathom that TOB has received little or no scrutiny for it's lack of live coverage from the general media ( including this publication ) or social media, but yet the Gira Donne and PR organizers continue to be criticised.
And Lucy Kennedy has come out of retirement to ride this race for Bike Exchange who are short of riders.
When it comes to the Giro, there have been a few other things to be critical about plus it plus the Women's Tour doesn't have the same high status. But I agree there should be more outrage about it. I would be a lot more forgiving, if they at least provided some kind of live coverage, but non at all is simply not good enough in this day and age. It's not really a good sign for the future of the race either. One can only hope AJ Bell and other sponsors will provide more funding for next year's edition.
Regarding the outcome of the race, a strong TTer like Labous could have good chance here, especially because she definitely isn't fatigued after Paris-Roubaix, and DSM has a solid team to help her. But Trek and SD Worx might still be too strong for them. If Lowden is fully ready to race on the road again, she shouldn't be underestimated either.