Top field for inaugural Women's Tour

11 of the top 13 UCI-ranked teams confirmed for five-day British race.

Ellen Van Dijk escape, London 2012 Olympics, women's road race
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Eleven of the top 13 women's teams will compete in this May's inaugural Women's Tour, race organiser SweetSpot confirmed today.

The participation of reigning Olympic and world road race champion Marianne Vos had previously been confirmed, but this announcement will further bolster the field strength of the five-day event.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.