As Women’s Sports Week continues Revolution Series can announce four more women’s teams that will compete in the Elite Women’s Championship this season.
Racing alongside Team WNT and Storey Racing Team will be Team 22, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli, Cycle Team OnForm and EDCO Continental.
The British domestic teams further strengthen the women’s field for the second season of the Elite Championship, with more outfits still to be announced.
Last year’s competition saw a win for Podium Ambition, but with them out of the equation this season there will be a new name on the trophy come January 6, in Manchester.
So who are the teams that will battle it out for the title? Well here they are in their own words…
Cycle Team OnForm
A new Cycle Race Team established to provide opportunities for male and female cyclists, ranging from juniors to elite seniors.
Team riders, which include current national junior hill climb champion Anna Henderson, as well as former world, national and regional champions, will participate in high-profile national series events.
Stat: Julie Erskine took their highest profile win to date by taking the Curlew Cup on Sunday, June 18, part of British Cycling National Women’s Road Series.
Founded in 2013 and is an U23 and Junior squad with a big focus on developing riders and providing a pathway from U16 to senior racing.
It's built around a strong coaching and support network of coaches, nutritionists and physios providing great support for the riders both on and off the bike.
Most of the team will have raced at Future Stars events and so the Revolution series is a great opportunity for them to continue their development in a format they know and love.
Stat: The team have 22 riders across three age categories.
Although based in Manchester, we are a truly International team with riders from Ireland, Malta, Australia Belgium, South Africa and of course home grown talent from the UK.
The team is sponsored by NCC Group, a Global Cyber Security firm whose headquarters are in Manchester. The team was formed at the beginning of this year and quickly established itself as one of the leading teams in the country. We race all over the UK Ireland and abroad.
This year we have ridden the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour Series, British National Series and Gent Wevelgem, in Belgium, to name just a few.
Stat: The team has more than 30 wins already this season.
A brand new 11 woman elite cycling team for 2017 who have already registered numerous wins this season and are consistently in the top ten in the British Cycling standings.
The team possess Alana Prior - leading U16 girl at last year's national hill climb championships, Scottish track champion Ellen McDermott, current Tour of Northumberland winner Jenn Batey, plus some powerful crit, track and road race riders to make up a highly talented team.
The 4 rider junior team are also hugely successful and just returned home following a 3rd place team finish at the NW tour.
Stat: The team are currently 17th in the National Women’s Road Series standings after five of nine rounds.