10 of the best female riders under the age of 25

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, Amy Pieters, Jolanda Neff and Elena Cecchini are just four of the young riders who have made an impression in 2015

The strength in depth in women's cycling has never been better and that's thanks in part to the huge number of young riders coming into the professional ranks.

Now, many of the best riders in the world are aged under 25, so here is a look at 10 of the hottest prospects in the peloton. Starting, and in no particular order, with a multi-discipline world champion...

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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.