Tour de Yorkshire winner Nordhaug to lead Team Sky in Denmark

Lars Petter Nordhaug leads an eight-man Team Sky squad at the Tour of Denmark, which starts on Tuesday

Lars Petter Nordhaug on the podium (Photo: Andy Jones)

Lars Petter Nordhaug, winner of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in May, will lead Team Sky at the Tour of Denmark, starting in Struer on Tuesday.

The Norwegian returned after a month long break over July at the Clasica San Sebastian on Saturday and heads up a squad that also contains Ben Swift, who returned from a broken collarbone at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Nathan Earle, Sebastian Henao, Kanstantin Siutsou, Chris Sutton, Christian Knees and trainee Alex Peters round out the eight-man squad for the six-stage race.

Tinkoff-Saxo - backed by a Danish bank - send four home nation riders, including former Danish champion Michael Valgren and Chris Juul-Jensen, who will join Orica-GreenEdge at the end of the season.

Jakob Fuglsang will lead Astana, while Danish team Cult Energy Pro have named seven local riders in their team in what will be one of their last races before closing their season early.

 Check out the inside of Team Sky's mechanic's truck

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Stuart Clarke

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.