Reining Olympic Champion Sara Carrigan (Ton Van Bemmelen), World Champion Judith Arndt (Nürnberger), and the current holder and World Cup series leader Oenone Wood (Nürnberger) have confirmed they will ride the eighth round of the UCI Women's Road World Cup in Newport, Wales, on August 20. It's the first time that a round of the women's World Cup has been held in Great Britain.
Joining the formidable trio in Newport will be Suzanne De Goede (Ton Van Bemmelen) and teammate Katherine Bates, and Commonwealth Champion Nicole Cooke, who will be riding in front of her home crowd and hoping to put the disappointment of the women's Giro behind her with a win.
Oenone Wood, who will be racing in the UK for the first time at the World Cup said, "I've heard rumours that the course is fairly tough, so I am looking forward to seeing it first hand. The race is pretty important to the overall standings of the World Cup so my Nürnberger team will be motivated for a win. We might have a bit of competition though, especially from British riders looking for a result on home territory."