Tour de Yorkshire 2019 start list

UK domestic riders mingle with UCI World Tour pros as they tackle the roads of Yorkshire

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The Tour de Yorkshire (May 2-5) boasts a star studded line up as well as several UK teams looking to battle it out with the UCI World Tour pros.

The men's race kicks off on Thursday May 2, with four stages concluding on Sunday May 5, whilst the two stage women's event begins on Friday May 3 - with both routes mirroring those of the men's stages on the same days.

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Men's 2018 winner Greg Van Avermaet is back, now racing with CCC Team. The race represents the first outing for Team Ineos under their new name, with Chris Froome taking to the start line.

One to perhaps watch in the sprints is Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), as he looks to prove his form after a slow start to the year following illness.

Harry Tanfield (Team Katusha-Alpecin) returns to the race having wowed crowds by taking a stage win whilst riding for Canyon-Eisburg last year,  a success that perhaps played a part in his move up to the World Tour team.

Canyon is back too, now as Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes, with the likes of Rory Townsend and Jacob Hennessy signing on.

The women's race will be an important one for Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans). Deignan has set September's Yorkshire World Championships as a clear goal, and could use this as a recce. It remains to be seen if she'll be able to shine so early in her season, having returned to racing following the birth of her first child only weeks ago.

Canyon-SRAM will field Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, the former multiple world champion who was cleared to resume training just last month following surgery, as well as both Barnes sisters.

CCC-Liv boasts Marianne Vos, who can never be discounted - the Dutch woman has been showing signs of regaining her former strength with a win at Trofeo Alfredo Binda and third at Amstel Gold Race. She'll have support from Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, though the South African has been struggling with form following an early season crash.

Mitchelton-Scott brings Annemiek van Vleuten, who finally achieved the win she was seeking at Liège-Bastogne-Liège only days ago.

UK teams include Drops, Storey Racing, Brother UK Tifosi and the Great Britain national team, fielding a whos-who of UK talent, including Dani Christmas (GB), returning from her base in Belgium, everlasting talent Nicola Juniper (GB), Sarah Storey (Storey Racing), both Barker sisters Elinor and Megan (Drops) and Anna Henderson (Brother) to name a few.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: men's start list

CCC Team

1 VAN AVERMAET Greg

2 BERNAS Paweł

3 DE MARCHI Alessandro

4 PAUWELS Serge

5 SCHÄR Michael

6 VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

7 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume

Team Ineos

11 FROOME Chris

12 BASSO Leonardo

13 DOULL Owain

14 DUNBAR Eddie

15 GOŁAŚ Michał

16 LAWLESS Chris

17 STANNARD Ian

Team Dimension Data

21 CAVENDISH Mark

22 DLAMINI Nic

23 EISEL Bernhard

24 RENSHAW Mark

25 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte

26 TILLER Rasmus

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

31 ROSSETTO Stéphane

32 FORTIN Filippo

33 LAFAY Victor

34 MORIN Emmanuel

35 PEREZ Anthony

36 VAN LERBERGHE Bert

37 WAEYTENS Zico

Team Katusha - Alpecin

41 HAAS Nathan

42 BIERMANS Jenthe

43 CRAS Steff

44 TANFIELD Harry

45 ZABEL Rick

Madison Genesis

51 SWIFT Connor

52 BIBBY Ian

53 CUMING Michael

54 HANDLEY Richard

55 HOLMES Matthew

56 MCEVOY Jonathan

57 WALKER Joey

Team Total Direct Energie

61 HIVERT Jonathan

62 GRELLIER Fabien

63 JOURNIAUX Axel

64 NAULEAU Bryan

65 OURSELIN Paul

66 PICHOT Alexandre

67 SICARD Romain

Rally UHC Cycling

71 JOYCE Colin

72 ANDERSON Ryan

73 CARPENTER Robin

74 DE VOS Adam

75 MAGNER Ty

76 MURPHY John

77 TUFT Svein

Vital Concept - B&B Hotels

81 ROLLAND Pierre

82 BAGOT Yoann

83 BOECKMANS Kris

84 COURTEILLE Arnaud

85 PACHER Quentin

86 REZA Kévin

87 VAN GENECHTEN Jonas

Euskadi Basque Country - Murias

91 ARISTI Mikel

92 BARRENETXEA Ander

93 BARTHE Cyril

94 IRIZAR Julen

95 LÓPEZ-CÓZAR Juan Antonio

96 RODRÍGUEZ Sergio

97 SÁEZ Héctor

Team Wiggins Le Col

101 PIDCOCK Thomas

102 CHRISTIAN Mark

103 CULLAIGH Gabriel

104 FOUCHÉ James

105 JENNER Samuel

106 NAVARRO Corentin

107 SCOTT Robert

Hagens Berman Axeon

111 BJERG Mikkel

112 BROWN Jonny

113 GARRISON Ian

114 QUINN Sean

115 RICE Michael

116 VERMAERKE Kevin

117 ZIJLAARD Maikel

Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes

121 STEWART Thomas

122 HENNESSY Jacob

123 MCCARTHY Robert-jon

124 PEARSON Daniel

125 STEDMAN Maximilian

126 TENNANT Andrew

127 TOWNSEND Rory

Roompot - Charles

131 LAMMERTINK Maurits

132 ASSELMAN Jesper

133 DUIJN Huub

134 LEYSEN Senne

135 VAN DER LIJKE Nick

136 VAN POPPEL Boy

137 VAN SCHIP Jan-Willem

SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling

141 SHAW James

142 BRADBURY Stephen

143 MUNDY Isaac

144 ROBBINS Tristan

145 SCOTT Jacob

146 WILLIAMS Peter

147 WOOD George

Riwal Readynez Cycling Team

151 KAMP Alexander

152 ERIKSSON Lucas

153 HAGEN Krister

154 LUNKE Sindre

155 STOKBRO Andreas

156 VEYHE Torkil

157 VINJEBO Emil

Vitus Pro Cycling

161 THWAITES Scott

162 BRIGGS Graham

163 KENWAY Adam

164 LATHAM Christopher

165 MCGLINCHEY Christopher

166 MOTTRAM Michael

167 SLATER Alistair

Ribble Pro Cycling

171 BIGHAM Daniel

172 AULD Scott

173 ARCHIBALD John

174 KYFFIN Zeb

175 LEWIS Gruffudd

176 LUHRS Alex

177 TIPPER Jacob

Great Britain

181 MCLAY Daniel

182 CALVERT Charley

183 FLYNN Sean

184 HAYTER Ethan

185 NALLY Joe

186 TIDBALL William

187 TURNER Ben

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: women's start list

Deignan, then Armitstead, racing the Women's Tour in 2016. Image: Bryn Lennon via Getty
(Image credit: Bryn Lennon)

Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team

VAN DER BREGGEN Anna

BLAAK Chantal

BUURMAN Eva

D'HOORE Jolien

DIDERIKSEN Amalie

PIETERS Amy

Trek-Segafredo Women

DEIGNAN Elizabeth

CORDON-RAGOT Audrey

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

PATERNOSTER Letizia

WILES Tayler

WINDER Ruth

Mitchelton-Scott

VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek

ELVIN Gracie

KENNEDY Lucy

ROY Sarah

SPRATT Amanda

TENNIGLO Moniek

CCC - Liv

VOS Marianne

DEMEY Valerie

KOREVAAR Jeanne

MARKUS Riejanne

MOOLMAN Ashleigh

ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena

Canyon SRAM Racing

BARNES Alice

BARNES Hannah

ERATH Tanja

FERRAND-PRÉVOT Pauline

HARRIS Ella

RIFFEL Christa

Team Sunweb

LIPPERT Liane

ANDERSEN Susanne

MATHIESEN Pernille

GEORGI Pfeiffer

LABOUS Juliette

SOEK Julia

WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling

MAGNALDI Erica

BRENNAUER Lisa

HAMMES Kathrin

SANTESTEBAN Ane

TEUTENBERG Lea Lin

VIECELI Lara

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope

GILLOW Shara

DUVAL Eugénie

FAHLIN Emilia

GUILMAN Victorie

KITCHEN Lauren

RICHIOUD Greta

Valcar Cylance Cycling

CAVALLI Marta

ARZUFFI Alice Maria

BALSAMO Elisa

CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia

CONSONNI Chiara

SANGUINETI Ilaria

Movistar Team

GARCIA Mavi

FOURNIER Roxane

LLAMAS Lorena

MERINO Eider

OYARBIDE Lourdes

TERUEL Alba

Team TIBCO - SVB

JACKSON Alison

CHAPMAN Brodie

KESSLER Nina

MALSEED Shannon

SLIK Rozanne

STEPHENS Lauren

Parkhotel Valkenburg

WIEBES Lorena

BUYSMAN Nina

DE BOER Sophie

DE GAST Belle

KNETEMANN Roxane

VOLLERING Demi

Alé Cipollini

HOSKING Chloe

KASPER Romy

PALADIN Soraya

TREVISI Anna

VANT GELOOF Marjolein

YONAMINE Eri

Bigla Pro Cycling

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup

ALZINI Martina

BANKS Elizabeth

LETH Julie

SPEROTTO Maria Vittoria

WRIGHT Sophie

Hitec Products

GARNER Lucy

GARNER Grace

GASKJENN Ingvild

HEINE Vita

LORVIK Ingrid

STOUGJE Chanella

Drops

PARKINSON Abby-Mae

BARKER Elinor

BARKER Megan

CHRISTIAN Anna

DICKINSON Eleanor

HOLDEN Elizabeth

Great Britain

CALLANDER Rhona

CHRISTMAS Dani

DOCHERTY Anna

DOLAN Lauren

JUNIPER Nicola

ROBERTS Jessica

Storey Racing

STOREY Sarah

BÄCKSTEDT Elynor

DEW Monica

MASON Chanel

MONKHOUSE Amy

MURPHY Kelly

Brother UK Tifosi

HENDERSON Anna

DIXON Leah

DURRELL Rebecca

FINNEY Jessica

SHAW Gabriella

WADSWORTH Emily