Eighteen teams confirmed for second Tour de Yorkshire

Team Sky one of seven WorldTour teams set for Beverley startline

Team Sky are one of seven UCI WorldTour teams among the 18 set to take on the second Tour de Yorkshire.

Sky, who won the race last year through Lars-Petter Nordhaug, will be joined by BMC Racing – for whom Samuel Sanchez finished second in 2015.

Lars Petter Nordhaug sealed overall victory at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire (pic: Alex Broadway/

Giant-Alpecin, LottoNL-Jumbo and Mark Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data all return, while Orica-GreenEDGE and Katusha make their first appearances in the race.

Britain’s only UCI ProContinental team, ONE Pro Cycling, are also on the startlist alongside Cofidis – who have helped Nacer Bouhanni to two Volta a Catalunya stage wins this week – Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Roompot Oranje Peloton and Direct Energie (formerly Europcar).

And the 18-team line-up is completed by five British UCI Continental teams – NFTO, Team Wiggins, Madison-Genesis, JLT-Condor and Raleigh-GAC, and a Great Britain national team.

This year’s race starts in Beverley on Friday April 29, and heads 184km to Settle on stage one. Stage two takes the peloton from Otley to Doncaster, before the final stage – on Sunday May 1 – starts in Middlesbrough and heads to the coast for via an undulating route to Scarborough.

Tour de Yorkshire 2016: teams

UCI WorldTour teams
Team Sky (GBR)
BMC Racing (USA)
Giant-Alpecin (GER)
LottoNL-Jumbo (NED)
Dimension Data (RSA)
Orica-GreenEDGE (AUS)
Katusha (RUS)

UCI ProContinental teams

ONE Pro Cycling (GBR)
Roompot-Oranje Peloton (NED)
Direct Energie (FRA)
Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise (BEL)
Cofidis (FRA)

UCI Continental teams
Madison-Genesis (GBR)
Team Wiggins (GBR)
JLT-Condor (GBR)
Raleigh-GAC (GBR)

National team
Great Britain

World champion Lizzie Armitstead is the first rider confirmed for the Asda Tour of Yorkshire, meanwhile, which departs her hometown of Otley.

The Yorkshirewoman, 27, will race on her home roads on Saturday April 30 with 14 teams confirmed for the 135km course to Doncaster.

Lizzie Armitstead has won three races out of four since becoming world champion (pic: Boels-Dolmans)

Armitstead’s Boels-Dolmans team are not among those, but a Great Britain national team does ride.

Other British teams on the startline will be Wiggle-High5, Boot Out Breast Cancer, Drops Cycling Team, Fusion RT Fierlan, Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa, Team Breeze and Team WNT.

Completing the line-up will by Cylance Pro Cycling from the USA, Norway’s Hitec Products, Belgium’s Lares-Waowdeals, Italians Team Footon Velosport and Ale-Cipollini and Dutch team Liv-Plantur.

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire teams

Ale-Cipollini (ITA)
Boot Out Breast Cancer (GBR)
Cylance Pro Cycling (USA)
Drops Cycling Team (GBR)
Fusion RT Fierlan (GBR)
Great Britain (GBR)
Hitec Prodcuts (NOR)
Lares-Waowdeals (BEL)
Team Breeze (GBR)
Team Footon-Velosport (ITA)
Team Liv-Plantur (NED)
Team WNT (GBR)
Wiggle-High5 (GBR)


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