Team Sky, BMC and Katusha among WorldTour teams for Tour de Yorkshire

Seven WorldTour teams will line up for the men's race at the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, with six international squads in the women's race

Podium, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

Podium, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Seven WorldTour teams will take part in the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, starting on April 29, including Team Sky and BMC.

Many of the teams who took part in the inaugural event, won by Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug, will return to the start line this year, with Orica-GreenEdge, Katusha and Dimension Data the WorldTour additions.

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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.