Yorkshire cycling website
17th April 2016
Bradley Wiggins will take part in the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, in a supporting role for his Team Wiggins teammates Owain Doull and Andy Tennant. Peter Kennaugh and Luke Rowe line up for Team Sky alongside last year's Tour de Yorkshire winner Lars Petter Nordhaug. Adam Yates represents Orica GreenEdge, and Josh Edmondson and Ian Bibby ride for NFTO. Other British riders include Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data), Russell Downing (JLT Condor), Erick Rowsell (Madison Genesis), and Gabriel Cullaigh (National Team).
According to the Tour de Yorkshire website, there are also star riders from other countries, such as Australians Caleb Ewan, Mathew Hayman (both Orica GreenEdge), and Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing); and Frenchmen Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie), and Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin).
In the women's race, the biggest star is World Champion Lizzie Armitstead. Fellow Brits Dani King and Emma Pooley will take part, as will Kirsten Wild (NL), Shelley Olds (USA), and Jolien D'Hoore.
According to the BBC's Matt Slater, the Tour de Yorkshire is 'sandwiched between older and bigger races', but the field shows that it is finding its feet. The men's starts list '...looks like a step-up in quality on last year, [and] the women's field is a giant stride forward...'
Lizzie Armitstead will ride the women's Tour de Yorkshire
2016, which is the same route as the men's stage 2. It's to be the most
lucrative race on the women's cycling calendar. Read more about Armitstead
to ride the Tour de Yorkshire 2016...
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