Alé Cipollini make a welcome return to the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in 2019, having previously enjoyed success in the race.

Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking won in Royal Leamington Spa during day three of the 2017 event, while the now-departed Marta Bastianelli came second and fourth in Southwold and Colwyn Bay respectively last year. Look out for Italian Soraya Paladin on the climbs – she placed fifth in April’s Amstel Gold Race.

Factfile

Nationality ITA
Founded 2011
Team managers Fortunato Lacquaniti
UCI ranking (as of 24/04) 19th
Website alecipolliniteam.com
Twitter @CipollliniTeam