Women's Tour secures title sponsor

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."