Bradley Wiggins, Ben Swift and Marcel Kittel on the Tour de Yorkshire startlist

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

Marcel Kittel at the 2015 Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Watson)

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