Coup for women's Tour of Britain as Olympic champion Marianne Vos enters the race

Marianne Vos will be targeting victory.
Marianne Vos will be targeting victory. Credit: PA

The reigning World and Olympic champion has announced she'll take part in Britain's first major cycling race for woman, which starts in Northamptonshire.

The Women's Tour takes place in May over five stages, with the first from Oundle to Northampton.

The race will also go through parts of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire before finishing in Bury St Edmunds.

The Dutch champion Marianne Vos is the first high-profile rider to announce she's competing.