Rochelle Gilmore plans to support British riders in build-up to Rio

Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell, team pursuit gold, London 2012

Rochelle Gilmore is hoping to help British Olympic track champions make a seamless transition to the road with her new women's pro team that Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has backed.

The DTPC Honda owner, who announced the venture Tuesday, has secured a budget for the next three years, which could take London Games track gold medalists Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell almost all the way through to Rio 2016.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.