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Tour de Yorkshire to feature world-class riders

Tour de Yorkshire - Sir Bradley Wiggins

Published at 2:35pm 15th April 2016. (Updated at 3:02pm 25th April 2016)

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be back on the road for the Tour de Yorkshire in two weeks' time.

He'll ride alongside other World and Olympic champions and world record-holders, as well as Grand Tour and Monument winners.

In total, 38 riders on the provisional list have ridden in the Tour de France and 25 have taken part in all three Grand Tours.

Sir Bradley will celebrate his birthday in Yorkshire, as he prepares for the race with Team Wiggins.

Last year's winner, Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug, is also returning, along with current British road champion Pete Kennaugh.

The Women's Tour de Yorkshire will see Lizzie Armitstead lead the peloton out from her home town of Otley.

Other top female riders include British Olympian Danielle King, Dame Sarah Storey and Kirsten Wild.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "In just our second edition, we have attracted some incredible riders with great depth and experience, and I'm delighted with how many riders are making a return to Yorkshire from the 2014 Tour de France and 2015 Tour de Yorkshire.

"The ASDA women's race marks a real turning point for women's racing and with full TV coverage for both races, we can't wait till the spotlight falls on Yorkshire once again on 29 April."

More information about the Tour de Yorkshire at letour.yorkshire.com