Teams announced for first Women’s WordTour event

The first ever UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar gets underway on March 5 with the second edition of the women’s Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy. Race organizers today announced which teams will be at the start line for this iconic “white roads” race.

Under the new UCI Women’s World Tour regulations, only the top 20 ranking UCI teams will receive an automatic invite to one-day races. Additionally, organizers are allowed to extend several “wild card” invites to teams of their choosing.

Unsurprisingly, for the iconic Italian event, the wild card invites all went to Italian teams.

See the team roster thanks to our friends at Ella Cycling Tips.