Armitstead, Trott, King and Rowsell head British hopes at Women's Tour

World champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot is scheduled to start the Women's Tour on Wednesday alongside a strong British and international field

Lizzie Armitstead, Laura Trott and Dani King on the podium at the 2014 British Road Race Championships

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

A world-class field will descend on Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday as the Aviva Women's Tour rolls out of the brewery town, with reigning world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot scheduled to be on the startline.

The French rider will undergo a late medical check to ensure she is fit to ride for her Rabo-Liv, who are without reigning champion Marianne Vos through injury.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.