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Team Sky announce riders for Tour de Yorkshire 2016

26th April 2016

Team Sky have announced their riders for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016. They are Andy Fenn, Peter Kennaugh, Gianni Moscon, last year's winner Lars Petter Nordhaug, Nicolas Roche, Luke Rowe, and Danny van Poppel.

Cycling Weekly describes Sky's line-up as 'full-strength', although Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Michal Kwiatkowski, Ian Stannard, and Ben Swift are amonst the Sky riders involved in the Tour de Romandie instead. (Also at the Tour de Romandie are Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana, Thibaut Pinot, Richie Porte, and Romain Bardet).

Adam Yates represents Orica GreenEdge, alongside Caleb Ewan and Mathew Hayman. Rohan Dennis is in the BMC Racing team, and Stephen Cummings and Bernie Eisel are named by Dimension Data. Giant Alpecin are bringing Warren Barguil.

These are the riders for all the teams taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016.

Lizzie Armitstead to ride Tour de Yorkshire 2016

23rd March 2016

Lizzie Armitstead

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...

Thirsk Yarnbombing for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016

25th April 2016

Yarnbomb ducks

Yarn Bomb - ducks in the river, by Twilight Taggers, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

Thirsk is getting ready for Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 with colourful knitted and crocheted decorations, in what is called a 'yarnbombing'. 300 people were involved in creating the decorations, and fifty of them, dressed in black, but wearing pom-poms, put them up around the town so they were in place on the morning of Sunday 24th April. Read more about Thirsk yarnbombing for the Tour de Yorkshire...

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