Nine Yorkshiremen feature on the provisionals start list for the Tour de Yorkshire, with Bradley Wiggins set to race for his new team

The provisional start list for May’s Tour de Yorkshire has been published, with plenty of big names on show for the inaugural race, including nine natives of the county.

Bradley Wiggins will pull on the jersey of his eponymous team and will race against his former colleagues at Team Sky, who feature Yorkshireman Ben Swift in their ranks.

BMC have named a strong squad for the three-day race, starting May 1, with Greg Van Avermaet, Samuel Sanchez and Marcus Burghardt set to take part.

Meanwhile, Marcel Kittel will feature for Giant-Alpecin, having starred in the county last year by winning the opening stage of the Tour de France.

Tour de Yorkshire provisional start list
BMC Racing
Marcus Burghardt
Klaas Lodewijck
Joseph Rosskopf
Samuel Sanchez
Manuel Senni
Dylan Teuns
Greg Van Avermaet
Rick Zabel

Cofidis
Yoann Bagot
Loïc Chetout
Nicolas Edet
Romain Hardy
Chistophe Laporte
Rudy Molard
Stéphane Rossetto
Julien Simon

Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Russell Downing (Yorkshire)
Linus Gerdemann
Karel Hnik
Gustav Larsson
Romain Lemarchand
Martin Mortensen
Rasmus Christian Quaade
Joel Zangerle

Team GB
Germain Burton
Gabriel Cullaigh (Y)
Scott Davies
Matthew Gibson
Jake Kelly
Chistopher Latham
Mark Stewart
Oliver Wood

IAM Cycling
Thomas Degand
Stephan Danifl
Sondre holst Enger
Simon Pellaud
Matteo Pelucchi
Vincente Reynes
Akeksejs Saramontins
Jonas Van Genechten

JLT-Condor
Graham Briggs (Y)
Edward Clancy (Y)
Michael Cuming
Felix English
Luke Grivell-Mellor
Richard Handley
Kristian House
Thomas Moses (Y)

Madison Genesis
Matt Cronshaw
Liam Holohan (Y)
James McLaughlin
Mark McNally
Mike Northey
Erick Rowsell
Tom Scully
Tom Stewart (Y)

MTN-Qhubeka
Matt Brammeier
Gerald Ciolek
Stephen Cummings
Nicolas Dougall
Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Daniel Teklehaimanot
Johann Van Zyl
Jaco Venter

NFTO
Tom Barras (Y)
Ian Bibby
Eddie Dunbar
Samuel Harrison
James Lowsley-Williams
Joanthan Mc Evoy
Robert Partridge
Steele Von Hoff

One Pro Cycling
George Atkins
Yanto Barker
Marcin Bialoblocki
George Harper
Josh Hunt
Jonathan Mould
Chris Opie
Peter Williams

Roompot Oranje Peloton
Berden De Vries
Huub Duijn
Dylan Groenwegen
Wesley Kreder
Andre Looij
Ivar Slik
Etienne Van Empel
Sjoerd Van Ginneken

Europcar
Giovanni Bernaudeau
Thomas Boudat
Dan Craven
Cyril Gautier
Tony Hurel
Yannick Martinez
Bryan Nauleau
Thomas Voeckler

Giant-Alpecin
Lawson Craddock
Bert De Backer
Caleb Fairly
Marcel Kittel
Fredrik Ludvigsson
Ramon Sinkeldam
Tom Stamsnijder
Lars Van Der Haar

LottoNL-Jumbo
Moreno Hofland
Steven Kruijswijk
Barry Markus
Mike Teunissen
Maarten Tjallingii
Nicky Van Der Linke
Robert Wagner
Maarten Wynants

Raleigh GAC
Calvin Beneke
Karol Domagalski
Morgan Kneisky
Steven Lampier
Samual Lowe
Bradley Morgan
Evan Oliphant
Ian Wilkinson

Team Sky
Ben Swift (Y)
Ian Boswell
Nathan Earle
Bernhard Eisel
Andrew Fenn
Sebastian Henao Gomez
Salvatore Puccio
Christopher Sutton

Team Wiggins
Steven Burke
Mark Christian
Jonathan Dibben
Owain Doull
Christopher Lawless
Daniel Patten
Andrew Tennant
Bradley Wiggins

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Amaury Capiot
Moreno De Pauw
Tim Declercq
Jonas Rickaert
Thomas Sprengers
Stijn Steels
Gijs Van Hoecke
Pieter Van Speybrouck

  • ChrisB

    10 Yorkshiremen if you include Wakefield’s Oliver Woods of Team GB.