This Weekend: Tour de Yorkshire

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Startsheet: Friday sees many of the best cycling professionals start a three day battle on the roads of Yorkshire

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This Weekend: Tour de Yorkshire

The first of two major high ranking UCI races in Britain in 2016 for both men and women is this weekend in Yorkshire.

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Whilst the women have a single stage event on the Saturday, the men have a three day event starting on Friday. The Tour de Yorkshire is a 2.1 UCI Europe Tour event and a new feature for 2016 will be the Tour de Yorkshire caravan, and race ambassadors who will travel ahead of the race and visit key points on the route, stopping to give out gifts and entertain spectators.

Stage 1: Beverley – Settle
The 2016 race will start in the beautiful East Yorkshire market town of Beverley as this stage takes the riders on a journey of market towns from East to West covering 187km and finishing in the town centre of Settle.

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Stage 2 – Otley to Doncaster
Stage two marks an important milestone for the Tour de Yorkshire, as the women’s race will be held on exactly the same route as the men’s with the women starting in the morning and the men in the early afternoon. The route begins in Otley, home town of current women’s road World Champion Lizzie Armitstead and will take the riders on a stage of champions which will finish after 136.5km with a likely sprint finish in Doncaster.

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Stage 3: Middlesbrough to Scarborough
The third and final day is the stage of Captain Cook, starting in his birthplace of Middlesbrough and finishing in the famous family seaside town of Scarborough. This stage will appeal to climbers as it includes six King of the Mountain classifications (KOM) over a 198km distance.

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Teams
Eighteen teams will take to the start line in Beverley on Friday including five of the six British based UCI teams, Raleigh GAC, Madison Genesis, NFTO, JLT Condor and Team Wiggins.

In total, 38 riders on the provisional rider list have ridden in the Tour de France and 25 have taken part in all three Grand Tours. We will also see the welcome return of many riders who competed in last year’s Tour de Yorkshire including the winners of both men’s and women’s races.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will celebrate his birthday in Yorkshire as he prepares for the race with his Team Wiggins teammates, and last year’s winner, Team Sky’s Lars Petter Nordhaug, will be joining us again, as well as Pete Kennaugh, current British road champion, and Luke Rowe.

Australian team Orica GreenEDGE will bring British rider Adam Yates as well as Mathew Hayman, who cycling fans will instantly recognise as the winner of this year’s Paris-Roubaix. Orica GreenEDGE will also be bringing Caleb Ewan, Australian National Criterium Champion.

BMC will bring Rohan Dennis (former hour record holder and Tour de France yellow jersey wearer), as well as Ben Hermans who won Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire last year.

Also returning to the race are Cofidis rider Nicolas Edet (winner of the overall King of the Mountain classification in 2015) and ever popular rider, Thomas Voeckler from Direct Energie. Dimension Data will bring Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings, who will be joined by Bernie Eisel. Giant Alpecin are bringing Warren Barguil, Bert De Backer and Koen de Kort.

The men’s race will also see a very strong Yorkshire contingent, with ten riders. Racing for the Great Britain team will be Frazer Clacherty, Gabriel Cullaigh and Oliver Wood; JLT Condor bring Russ Downing, Graham Briggs and Tom Moses. Madison Genesis rider Tom Stewart will take part, as will NFTO’s Josh Edmondson, plus honorary Yorkshireman who lives in Skipton, One Pro Cycling’s Pete Williams. Joining Bradley Wiggins at Team Wiggins is Liam Holohan.

Perhaps the biggest attraction in the men’s tour is Sir Bradley Wiggins. Fresh from his incredible Madison world title alongside Mark Cavendish at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London in March, Wiggins will be riding in his own team’s colours. Wiggins is just one of four riders from the Podium of the World Madison championships with Morgan Kniesky, Seb Mora, and Albert Torres (all Raleigh GAC) set to ride the race as well.

Women’s race
Perhaps the biggest name to take part in the festival of cycling lines up in the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 30 April is Lizzie Armitstead.

World champion Lizzie Armitstead will be starting the Women’s race from her home town of Otley. Armitstead is in terrific form in 2016, with victories in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Strade Bianche, Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Tour of Flanders.

The women’s race, which offers one of the biggest prize funds in worldwide women’s cycling, boasts an impressive lineup, with Olympic team pursuit champion Dani King representing Wiggle High5 and Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey racing with her Podium Ambition Pro Cycling team.

MEN’S RACE LINE UP 

TEAM SKY GBR
1 – NORDHAUG Lars-Petter NOR
2 – FENN Andrew GBR
3 – KENNAUGH Peter GBR
4 – MOSCON Gianni ITA
5 – ROCHE Nicolas IRL
6 – ROWE Luke GBR
7 – VAN POPPEL Danny NED
8 – ZANDIO Xabier ESP

BMC RACING TEAM USA
11 – DENNIS Rohan AUS
12 – GERTS Floris NED
13 – HERMANS Ben BEL
14 – ROSSKOPF Joseph USA
15 – SCHÄR Michael SUI
16 – SENNI Manuel ITA
17 – ZABEL Rick GER

DIRECT ENERGIE FRA
21 – VOECKLER Thomas FRA
22 – BOUDAT Thomas FRA
23 – CALMEJANE Lilian FRA
24 – CORNU Jeremy FRA
25 – JEANDESBOZ Fabrice FRA
26 – NAULEAU Brian FRA
27 – PICHOT Alexandre FRA
28 – QUEMENEUR Perrig FRA

TEAM WIGGINS GBR
31 – WIGGINS Bradley GBR
32 – CHRISTIAN Mark GBR
33 – DAVIES Scott GBR
34 – HOLOHAN Liam GBR
35 – LOWE Sam GBR
36 – O’LOUGHLIN Michael IRL
37 – PATTEN Daniel GBR
38 – TENNANT Andrew GBR

ORICA GreenEDGE AUS
41 – YATES Adam GBR
42 – CHEUNG King Lok HKG
43 – EDMONDSON Alexander AUS
44 – EWAN Caleb AUS
45 – HAYMAN Mathew AUS
46 – JUUL JENSEN Christopher DEN
47 – MEZGEC Luka SLO
48 – NIELSEN Magnus Cort DEN

TEAM DIMENSION DATA RSA
51 – CUMMINGS Stephen GBR
52 – DEBESAY Mekseb ERI
53 – DOUGALL Nicolas RSA
54 – EISEL Bernhard AUT
55 – HAAS Nathan AUS
56 – PAUWELS Serge BEL
57 – RENSHAW Mark AUS
58 – VAN ZYL Johann RSA

COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS FRA
61 – SIMON Julien FRA
62 – BAGOT Yoann FRA
63 – CHETOUT Loïc FRA
64 – EDET Nicolas FRA
65 – HARDY Romain FRA
66 – MOLARD Rudy FRA
67 РROSSETTO St̩phane FRA
68 – TURGIS Anthony FRA

ONE PRO CYCLING GBR
71 – MORTENSEN Martin DEN
72 – BIALOBLOCKI Marcin POL
73 – DOMAGALSKI Karol POL
74 – HANDLEY Richard GBR
75 – OPIE Chris GBR
76 – ORAM James NZL
77 – SMITH Dion NZL
78 – WILLIAMS Peter GBR

TEAM KATUSHA RUS
81 – VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen BEL
82 – BYSTRÖM Sven Erik NOR
83 – HALLER Marco AUT
84 – LOSADA Alberto ESP
85 – MACHADO Tiago POR
86 – MORKOV Michael DEN
87 – POLITT Nils GER
88 – VICIOSO Angel ESP

MADISON GENESIS GBR
91 – ROWSELL Erick GBR
92 – BLAIN Alexandre FRA
93 – CRONSHAW Matt GBR
94 – GUNMAN Taylor Karl NZL
95 – HOLMES Matt GBR
96 – LEWIS Gruffudd GBR
97 – ROBBINS Tristan GBR
98 – STEWART Tom GBR

TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO NED
101 – KRUIJSWIJK Steven NED
102 – GROENEWEGEN Dylan NED
103 – LEEZER Thomas NED
104 – ROGLIC Primoz SLO
105 – ROOSEN Timo NED
106 – TANKINK Bram NED
107 – WAGNER Robert GER
108 – WYNANTS Maarten BEL

TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN GER
111 – ARNDT Nikias GER
112 – DE BACKER Bert BEL
113 – DE KORT Koen NED
114 – JONES Carter USA
115 – LUDVIGSSON Fredrik SWE
116 – VAN DER HAAR Lars NED

JLT CONDOR GBR
121 – DOWNING Russell GBR
122 – BRIGGS Graham GBR
123 – DUNNE Conor IRL
124 – LAMPIER Steve GBR
125 – LAWLESS Christopher GBR
126 – MOSES Thomas GBR
127 – SLATER Alistair GBR
128 – WILLIAMS Stephen GBR

ROOMPOT ORANJE PELOTON NED
131 – WEENING Pieter NED
132 – DE MAAR Marc NED
133 – DUIJN Huub NED
134 – KREDER Wesley NED
135 РLOOIJ Andr̩ NED
136 – MARKUS Barry NED
137 – SLIK Ivar NED
138 – VAN DER LIJKE Nick NED

NFTO GBR
141 – BIBBY Ian GBR
142 – APPLEBY Dale GBR
143 – BRADBURY Edmund GBR
144 – EDMONDSON Joshua GBR
145 – LLOYD Rhys GBR
146 – LOWSLEY-WILLIAMS James GBR
147 – MC EVOY Jonathan GBR
148 – PARTRIDGE Robert GBR

TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE BEL
151 РDEGENDT Aim̩ BEL
152 – FARAZIJN Maxime BEL
153 – POLS Ruben BEL
154 – STEELS Stijn BEL
155 – VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL
156 – VAN LERBERGHE Bert BEL
157 – VAN MEIRHAEGHE Jef BEL
158 – WALLAYS Jens BEL

TEAM RALEIGH GAC GBR
161 – TORRES BARCELO Albert ESP
162 – BOULO Matthieu FRA
163 – HEPWORTH Richard GBR
164 – KNEISKY Morgan FRA
165 – MORA Sebastian ESP
166 – MORENO SALA Adria ESP
167 – OLIPHANT Evan GBR
168 – PYM George GBR

GREAT BRITAIN GBR
171 – WOOD Oliver GBR
172 – CLACHERTY Frazer GBR
173 – CULLAIGH Gabriel GBR
174 – FERGUSON Grant GBR
175 – FRY Joseph GBR
176 – PATON Iain GBR
177 – STEWART Mark GBR
178 – WILKINSON Ian GBR

 

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