Marianne Vos's Rabo-Liv team becomes Fortitude Pro Cycling for 2017

Rabo-Liv becomes Fortitude Pro Cycling in 2017 after the withdrawal of Dutch bank Rabobank

Marianne Vos, Women's Tour 2016, stage four

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Women's WorldTour team Rabo-Liv will be rebranded as Fortitude Pro Cycling for the 2017 season following the withdrawal of Marianne Vos's team's main sponsor.

Rabobank announced earlier in the year that it would end its involvement with the team at the end of the year, having pulled out of men's cycling in 2012, with bike manufacturer Liv also reportedly departing the team.

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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.