Dame Sarah Storey and Joanna Rowsell will take part in the women's race at the Tour de Yorkshire on May 2 in York

Dame Sarah Storey and Joanna Rowsell are just two of over 100 of the UK’s best female riders to be taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire’s women’s race on May 2 in York.

The pair, who both race for Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, are joined by fellow Great Britain track rider Katie Archibald.

With the race open to Elite down to Cat. 3 riders, the mix of participants will give some younger riders the chance to race alongside Olympians and Paralympians like Storey and Rowsell.

Riders will complete four laps of a 20km circuit around the city of York starting at 11am, just hours before the men’s race finishes in the same location. The race will start at 10.30 am, instead of the original 11am start.

Matrix Fitness feature two riders from Yorkshire in their lineup, with Jessie Walker and Penny Rowson set to race, while Grace Garner and Nicola Juniper will ride for the Giordana Triton Team.

Cycling Weekly will also be represented at the race, with Louise Mahe riding for Ikon-Mazda.

  • Steve Poolton

    Looking forward to this and then watching the mens event finish too. Hoping for a good ride for Joanna and co!