The first ever Women's Tour cycle race next month will be title-sponsored by Friends Life.
A five-stage road race running from May 7-11 will start in Oundle, Northamptonshire and finish in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, with the Tour also taking in Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
Olympic Gold Medal winner and triple world champion Dani King said: "I'm really excited to be a part of the first ever Friends Life Women's Tour.
"To have such a big company supporting women's cycling is huge for our sport, and women's sport in general."
Sir Dave Brailsford has decided to step down from his position as performance director at British cycling.
Richie Porte, Chris Froome's faithful lieutenant, will miss May's Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France, Team Sky have announced.
Mark Cavendish will miss Belgian one-day race Scheldeprijs due to illness.
The three-time winner missed Gent-Wevelgem and Three Days of De Panne last week through illness and is again unable to take to the start line on Wednesday.
"I am sad to miss a race that is very close to my heart, my first win as a professional," Cavendish said in an Omega Pharma-QuickStep media release.
Sir Bradley Wiggins will replace the injured Ian Stannard in the Team Sky squad for Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
Team GB and Team Sky coach Shane Sutton explains how he used to criticise Sir Bradley Wiggins for his lack of work ethic before the 2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medalist finally started believeing in his own talent.
Team Sky rider Ian Stannard is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a vertebra in a crash during Gent-Wevelgem at the weekend.