Full list of riders taking part in the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6)

Six WorldTour teams will head to the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on May 3-6, with seven Pro Continental teams, six Continental teams and the Great Britain National Team making up the 20 squads. The same total of teams has also been selected for the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Team Sky are among the WorldTour squads heading to the British race, with Astana, BMC Racing, Dimension Data, Katusha-Alpecin and Sunweb the other top tier teams participating. Irish squad Aqua Blue Sport have been selected among the Pro Continental teams.

Six British teams have been included in the Continental slots, with Canyon Eisberg, Holdsworth Pro Racing, JLT Condor, Madison Genesis Team, One Pro Cycling and Vitus Pro Cycling taking to the start. Holdsworth have been given a space at the Tour de France legacy event in their debut year, while Team Wiggins have been left out for a second consecutive year.

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The men’s Tour de Yorkshire has gained an extra stage this year, with four days running from Thursday to Sunday. Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) won the three-day event last year, taking victory on the final stage to Sheffield.

The Women’s Tour de Yorkshire also has an extra day, turning from a one-day race to a two-day stage race on May 3-4.

Twenty teams will feature in the inaugural two-day edition, including Boels-Dolmans, Canyon-Sram, Sunweb, Wiggle-High5 and Ale Cipollini. Defending champion Lizzie Deignan won’t take to the start after announcing she will have a year away from the sport to give birth to her first child.

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 start list

Astana Pro Team
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
DE VREESE Laurens
GIDICH Yevgeniy
KORSAETH Truls
MINALI Riccardo
MOSER Moreno
ZAKHAROV Artyom

BMC Racing Team
BEVIN Patrick
BOHLI Tom
BOOKWALTER Brent
VAN AVERMAET Greg
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
WYSS Danilo

Team Dimension Data
PAUWELS Serge
CAVENDISH Mark
DAVIES Scott
DOUGALL Nicholas
VERMOTE Julian
RENSHAW Mark
THOMSON Jay Robert

Team Katusha Alpecin
BIERMANS Jenthe
CRAS Steff
HALLER Marco
HOLLENSTEIN Reto
KIŠERLOVSKI Robert
MACHADO Tiago
MATHIS Marco

Team Sky
BASSO Leonardo
DIBBEN Jonathan
DOULL Owain
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
LAWLESS Christopher
STANNARD Ian
VAN BAARLE Dylan

Team Sunweb
BAUHAUS Phil
FRÖHLINGER Johannes
HINDLEY Jai
STAMSNIJDER Tom
STORER Michael
TEUNISSEN Mike
WALSCHEID Max

Aqua Blue Sport
BLYTHE Adam
ARCHBOLD Shane
CHRISTIAN Mark
WATSON Calvin
DUNBAR Edward
PEARSON Daniel
WARBASSE Lawrence

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
BONNAFOND Guillaume
CHETOUT Loïc
GODON Dorian
LE TURNIER Mathias
MATÉ Luis Ángel
PEREZ Anthony
ROSSETTO Stephane

Direct Energie
CHAVANEL Sylvain
CORNU Jeremy
HIVERT Jonathan
JOURNIAUX Axel
NAULEAU Bryan
QUEMENEUR Perrig
TULIK Angelo

Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
WEENING Pieter
BUDDING Martijn
DE GREEF Robbert
LIGTHART Pim
VAN DER LIJKE Nick
VAN EMPEL Etienne
WIPPERT Wouter

Euskadi Basque Country – Murias
PRADES Eduard
ABERASTURI Jon
BAGUES Aritz
BARTHE Cyril
BRAVO Garikoitz
IRIZAR Julen
ARISTI Mikel

Rally Cycling
ORONTE Emerson
ANTHONY Jesse
DAL-CIN Matteo
ELLSAY Nigel
JOYCE Colin
MURPHY Kyle
ANDERSON Ryan

Vital Concept
COQUARD Bryan
COURTEILLE Arnaud
LAMMERTINK Steven
LECROQ Jérémy
MORICE Julien
RÉZA Kévin
VAN GENECHTEN Jonas

Canyon Eisberg
GARDIAS Dexter
LOWSLEY WILLIAMS James
OPIE Chris
PATON Alex
STEDMAN Maximilian
TANFIELD Harry
TENNANT Andrew

Holdsworth Pro Racing
DOWNING Russell
LIZDE Seid
MAZZONE Tom
MCKENNA Sean
MAZZONE Leon
VIEL Mattia
WOMERSLEY Jake

JLT Condor
BIBBY Ian
BRADBURY Edmund
GULLEN James
MCCARTHY Robert-jon
SLATER Alistair
STEWART Thomas
WOOD Oliver

Madison Genesis Team
CUMING Michael
HANDLEY Richard
HORTON Tobyn
MCEVOY Jonathan
PYM George
ROWSELL Erick
SWIFT Connor

One Pro Cycling
ORAM James
BAYLIS Tom
DOMAGALSKI Karol
LIEPINS Emils
MCCORMICK Hayden
SCOTT Jacob
WILLIAMS Peter

Vitus Pro Cycling
KENWAY Adam
AMORES Julio Alberto
HUNT Joshua
JONES Harrison
MARTIN Grant
TORRIE Timothy
WALSH Ben

Great Britain National Team
CULLAIGH Gabriel
HARTLEY Adam
PIDCOCK Thomas
SHAW James
STEWART Jake
SWIFT Ben
WRIGHT Fred

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 teams

Ale Cipollini
Bepink
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
Boompods EDCO NRG
Canyon // Sram Racing
Trek Drops
Experza-Footlogix
FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
Hitec Products – Birk Sport
Sport Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport
Movistar Team Women Team
Torelli – Brother
Parkhotel Valekenburg
Storey Racing
Great Britain National Team
Team OnForm
Team Sunweb
Team Jadan Weldtite
Wiggle High5
WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team