UCI sets guidelines for registration and race invitations in women's WorldTour

Teams in the top 20 of the UCI Women's WorldTour rankings will automatically be invited to WorldTour one-day races, while the top 15 will be invited to stage races

Christine Majerus on stage two of the Women's Tour (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Britain's Wiggle-High5 go into the 2016 season as the highest ranked women's team under the new ranking system for the women's WorldTour.

The team, known as Wiggle-Honda in past seasons, sits over 200 points clear of Rabo-Liv and Boels-Dolmans in the list of 40 teams eligible to ride WorldTour races this season.

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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.