Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard to lead strong Team Sky squad in Tour de Yorkshire

Seven rider line-up confirmed for three day race

Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe on stage one of the 2016 Paris-Nice (Credit: Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky have announced their squad for the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, with four British riders in the line-up.

Mainly including riders that have been in action in the cobbled Classics over the last few months, the team will be led by Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe, with Rowe having raced in support of Nicolas Roche in 2016, while Stannard will be making his first appearance in the race.

>>> Tour de Yorkshire 2017 start list

The other British riders on the team are neo-pros Jon Dibben and Tao Geoghegan-Hart, with the rest of the team made up of Christian Knees, Danny Van Poppel, and Lukasz Wisniowski, meaning there will only be seven riders from Team Sky at the race rather than the eight that the rules allow.

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The team made the announcement at the Martongate Primary School in Bridlington, the town which will host the start of the first stage on Friday.

>>> Tour de Yorkshire 2017 route: maps and race profiles for every stage

Team Sky Tour de Yorkshire 2017 squad

Jon Dibben

Tao Geoghegan-Hart

Christian Knees

Luke Rowe

Ian Stannard

Danny Van Poppel

Lukasz Wisniowski

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