With just over six weeks to go until the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have announced the names of the teams that will compete.

The men’s race – which takes place between 3-6 May – will include six UCI WorldTour teams, seven Pro Continental outfits and six British squads, plus the new Yorkshire-based (although Irish registered) Holdsworth Pro Racing making their debut alongside Astana, Euskadi Basque Country – Murias, Rally Cycling and Vital Concept.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity said: “The demand from teams looking to compete in the Tour de Yorkshire is always high and that reflects the esteem in which our race is regarded. Reducing the number of riders per team from eight to seven in the men’s event meant we could invite more squads than ever before, and we also upped the number of women’s teams from 18 to 20 to ensure parity.

“Having the best teams in the business coming to Yorkshire is a massive coup and we’re delighted to have a record number of British-based teams pitting themselves against the world’s finest riders.

“Teams want to compete at the Tour de Yorkshire as they know they will be guaranteed massive crowds, exciting racing and an electric atmosphere. Last year 2.2 million spectators lined the route and the fourth edition promises to be the biggest and best one yet.”

The full list of teams for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire is as follows:

Six UCI WorldTour teams
Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Team Dimension Data (RSA)
Team Katusha Alpecin (SUI)
Team Sky (GBR)
Team Sunweb (GER).

Seven UCI Pro Continental teams
Aqua Blue Sport (IRE)
Cofidis, Solutions Credits (FRA)
Direct Energie (FRA)
Euskadi Basque Country – Murias (ESP)
Rally Cycling (USA)
Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij (NED)
Vital Concept (FRA).

Six UCI Continental teams
Canyon Eisberg (GBR)
Holdsworth Pro Racing (IRE)
JLT Condor (GBR)
Madison Genesis (GBR)
One Pro Cycling (GBR)
Vitus Pro Cycling (GBR).

One national team
Team GB (GBR).


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