The UCI released provisional rankings for the 2016 season and outlined requirements for teams to be invited to Women's World Tour Races today.

The list - topped of by Wiggle High5 - was compiled using the individual UCI points of the top four riders in each team, as well as UCI points won at the 2015 Road World Championship time trial.

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The system will be used to determine which teams will be automatically invited to ride at major events including those within the inaugural Women's World Tour (WWT).

The top twenty teams - up to and including Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx - will gain entry to all WWT one-day races, whilst the top 15 have guaranteed entry to the WWT stage races.

Wiggle High5 sit almost 300 points ahead of Rabo Liv - the team featuring former World Champions Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot as well as Giro Rosa winner Anna Van der Breggen.

Wiggle High5 boasts a medal covered roster, including double World Champion Annette Edmondson, Olympic and World Champion on the track Dani King, World Road Race Champions Giorgia Bronzini and Lucy Garner plus a host of National Champions including Julien D'Hoore and Emma Johansson.

Team manager Rochelle Gilmore is feelig confident ahead of the 2016 season, and has said: “I had an ambition in 2012 to create the most professional women’s cycling team in the world, increase salaries for athletes and become the world number one UCI team within 3 years. These goals have now been reached but we believe that the season ahead represents an opportunity for both the riders and the team to reach a completely new level. We’ll be doing all we can to support our riders’ main goals and creating a team environment that will ensure success on the road."

Here's the full list of teams:

Rank Team Nationality Points
1 WIGGLE HIGH5 GBR 3390.5
2 RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM NED 3120.5
3 BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM NED 2929.92
4 CANYON SRAM RACING GER 2433
5 CERVELO BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM GER 1482.17
6 ORICA - AIS AUS 1330.34
7 HITEC PRODUCTS NOR 1275.17
8 CYLANCE PRO CYCLING USA 854
9 TEAM TIBCO - SILICON VALLEY BANK USA 762.67
10 TEAM LIV-PLANTUR NED 730
11 UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CYCLING TEAM USA 688.33
12 POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86 FRA 578
13 BTC CITY LJUBLJANA SLO 531
14 BEPINK ITA 530.5
15 ASTANA WOMEN'S TEAM KAZ 464
16 ALE' CIPOLLINI ITA 457
17 LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES BEL 454.67
18 PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM NED 445.75
19 LENSWORLD-ZANNATA BEL 405.5
20 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - ETIXX BEL 345
21 SERVETTO FOOTON ITA 317
22 INPA - BIANCHI ITA 305
23 TWENTY16 - RIDEBIKER USA 293
24 BIZKAIA - DURANGO ESP 252.67
25 RALLY CYCLING USA 208
26 S.C. MICHELA FANINI ITA 140
27 LARES-WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM BEL 136
28 CHINA CHONGMING-LIV-CHAMPION SYSTEM PRO CYCLING HKG 130
29 XIRAYAS DE SAN LUIS ARG 93
30 AROMITALIA VAIANO ITA 89.5
31 LOINTEK ESP 66
32 WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER ARG 61
33 HAGENS BERMAN /SUPERMINT PRO CYCLING TEAM USA 57
34 COLAVITA/BIANCHI USA 34
35 PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA GBR 31
36 VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING USA 23
37 VITALOGIC ASTROKALB RADUNION NÖ AUT 14
38 TEAM BMS BIRN DEN 11
39 TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO ITA 8
40 DROPS CYCLING TEAM GBR 0

Read more about the Women's World Tour in our overview of the races here.