Jumbo-Visma women's team rumoured with Van Vleuten or Vos as leader

A women's squad is said to have been requested by the WorldTour team's sponsors

Jumbo-Visma, Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos (Getty)

Jumbo-Visma will launch a women's team starting in 2021 with either Annemiek van Vleuten or Marianne Vos set to sign as team leader, Dutch media reports.

The WorldTour squad are set to enter the women's peloton at the request of their headline sponsors as well as incoming bike sponsor Cérvelo, according to Cycling Opinions, with plans for a women's team having been discussed earlier in the year but momentarily derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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