The OVO Energy Tour Series will continue to welcome guest teams in 2018, as we look to encourage the development of Britain’s leading amateur squads.

In addition to the eight men’s teams competing at all 10 rounds of this year’s Series, our schedule will be split into three mini-Championships for the men’s guest squads, giving them all a title to compete for.

We are delighted to announce that the peloton will be joined by the following teams at the respective rounds:

Midlands – Redditch and Aberystwyth
BikeStrong KTM, Crimson Performance, Ribble Pro Cycling, Wales Racing Academy

North – Motherwell, Aberdeen and Durham
PH-MAS/Paul Milnes (Durham only), Spokes RT, Wheelbase Castelli MGD

South – Stevenage, Wembley Park and Salisbury
Nuun Sigma Sport–London, Richardsons-Trek, Spirit Tifosi, TEKKERZ

We have also invited additional women’s squads to race in this year’s Series once again, giving them invaluable experience as well as exposure at Britain’s leading domestic televised cycle race event. The four female guest teams are:

Bianchi Dama (Redditch, Aberystwyth, Stevenage, Salisbury)
Fusion RT Velo Performance (Stevenage, Wembley Park, Salisbury)
VC Venta (Stevenage, Wembley Park, Salisbury)
Velo Schills Racing Team (Aberystwyth, Stevenage, Wembley Park, Salisbury)

DOWNLOAD THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RIDER LISTS (PDF, updated on Thursday 3 May).