Friends Life Women's Tour, May 7-11, Great Britain
The inaugural Friends Life Women's Tour, the first ever British women's stage race begins on Wednesday in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Some of the ladies participating are likely to be:
The Boels Doelmans team that includes Lizzie Armitstead in her white champion kit sitting in front of American attack specialist Megan Guarnier.
The youthful Hitec Products team that includes from left, Aussie sprinter Chloe Hosking, Norwegian Cecilie G. Johnson, South African champion Ashleigh Moolman and Norwegian criterium champion Emilie Moberg.
The Rabo Liv Women's Cycling Team, led by the Netherlands' Marianne Vos, top women's cyclist in the world.
The Australian Orica-Ais Team, led by the world's number-one ranked female road cyclist, fourth from the right, Swede Emma Johansson.
Rochelle Gilmore's Wiggle Honda team that includes world champion Gorgia Bronzini, fifth from left and fan favorite Emilia Fahlin on far right.