The 15 teams who will race in the OVO Energy Tour Series this May have been announced today at the 2019 National Launch, which took place at Birkenhead’s Hamilton Square details of the Wirral round of the unique team-based series.

Wirral will welcome Britain’s top men’s and women’s cycling teams on Tuesday 21 May, many of whom announced their participation with a photo call in front of Birkenhead Town Hall on Thursday.

Who’s riding?

Headlining the entry lists, which feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams competing in all seven rounds, are respective defending champions Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes and Team Breeze.

The latter, a squad of female British Cycling academy riders, helping to inspire one million more women on bikes by 2020, will be joined by last year’s runners up Storey Racing, the team of Britain’s most successful Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey.

The final six teams in the women’s series are Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm, Datalynx – Parenesis Cycling, Liv AWOL SPOK’D, Jadan Weldtite Vive Le Velo, Team Boompods and VeloPerformance.

As it stands, the men’s series will feature five of six British UCI Continental teams with 2015 Champions Madison Genesis joining Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes and Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK, plus series newcomers Ribble Pro Cycling and SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling.

Two other debutants will be Bikestrong-KTM and Saint Piran, the latter a de facto Cornish national team who make the step up to the full OVO Energy Tour Series just weeks after their home county was announced as the Grand Depart for the 2020 Tour of Britain.

Tour Series Teams

Will Brown (Ribble Pro Cycling), Ellen McDermott (Team Boompods) and Jonny McEvoy (Madison Genesis) ride in front of the stunning Birkenhead Town Hall

2019 women’s teams

Brother UK – Tifosi p/b On Form

Datalynx – Parenesis Cycling

Jadan Weldtite Vive Le Velo

Liv AWOL SPOK’D

Storey Racing

Team Boompods

Team Breeze

Veloperformance

2019 men’s teams

Bikestrong-KTM

Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes

Madison Genesis

Ribble Pro Cycling

Saint Piran

SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling

Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK

Downloads and links

Click here to visit the OVO Energy Tour Series team hub