Long-term future of Marianne Vos's team secured with new five-year sponsor

Former Rabo-Liv team to compete as WM3 Pro Cycling in 2017

Marianne Vos, Women's Tour 2016, stage four

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

After being initially branded Fortitude Pro Cycling, Marianne Vos's team looks to have secured its long-term future with a new five year deal with WM3 Energie, a Dutch sustainable energy consultancy.

The former Rabo-Liv team had been in danger of folding at the end of the 2016 season with the withdrawal of Rabobank from women's professional cycling, four years after it withdrew from the men's side of the sport in 2012 in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug scandal.

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