Lizzie Armitstead to ride Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire race

The Women's Tour de Yorkshire race will see Lizzie Armitstead race on UK soil in her world champion's jersey for the first time

Lizzie Armitstead, winner of 2016 Strade Bianche

(Image credit: Angelo Carconi)

Lizzie Armitstead will compete in the Women's Tour de Yorkshire race on April 30, with the route starting from her home town in Otley.

With the event expanded from a circuit race to a full road race for 2016, and handed a UCI ranking, riders from all over the world will take to the start line.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.