Great Britain have announced their six rider line-up for the Aviva Women’s Tour, which will be led by Olympic Silver medalist and former World Time Trial Champion Emma Pooley, alongside a quintet of young Brits, including Annasley Park who currently leads the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series.

The race will see Emma Pooley continue her comeback to cycling as she prepares for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.  Pooley last raced in the Aviva Women’s Tour in the 2014 edition.

Alongside her will be Mel Lowther and Jessie Walker, riding their third and second editions of the Aviva Women’s Tour respectively.

The final three spaces in the team will be filled by debutants, starting with Annasley Park, who won the Redditch round of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series to lead the Series at the time of the announcement.

Abigail Dentus and Grace Garner, the younger sister of double Junior World Champion Lucy, will also make their debut in the Aviva Women’s Tour.

Great Britain Cycling Team coach, Julian Winn, said: “This year’s Women’s Tour promises to be a fantastic event.

“As one of the races on the new UCI Women’s World Tour calendar, the Tour will give our riders the chance to gain valuable experience riding against high quality opposition in front of home crowds.”

The Aviva Women’s Tour gets underway from Southwold in Suffolk on Wednesday 15 June, finishing five days later in Northamptonshire on Sunday 19 June.

The CANYON//SRAM team have already confirmed defending champion Lisa Brennauer and Hannah Barnes will be in their line-up, while the Parkhotel Valkenburg, Hitec Products and Ale Cipollini provisional line-ups have also been announced.