Three Scots head to Tour de Yorkshire as part of Great Britain Cycling Team

Three Scots head to Tour de Yorkshire as part of Great Britain Cycling Team


British Cycling has today confirmed the full roster of riders who will represent Great Britain and Team Breeze at the forthcoming Tour de Yorkshire and the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire taking place this weekend.

, fresh from the Mountain Bike World Cup in Australia, and Mark Stewart will all be taking part in the men's race in the Great Britain colours, making up almost half of the eight strong team.

Mountain biker Iain Paton raced with Team Wiggins on the road over the winter season so should be well prepared for the tour.

Alongside the strong trio will be Frazer Clacharty, Gabz Cullaigh, Joe Fry, Ian Wilkinson and Oliver Wood.

In the women's team current world champion Lizzie Armitstead will be bringing the rainbow stripes back to her home turf as she lines up to represent the Great Britain Cycling Team in her home town of Otley.

Head coach Iain Dyer said: “The Tour de Yorkshire provides us with some great racing opportunities, particularly at academy level. The race attracts teams and riders of a very high calibre and for our Academy riders to be able to line up against them and learn from that experience is an extremely valuable aspect of their development.

“At a senior level, it’s great that we’re able to support preparations for the Rio ambitions of Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley by fielding a Great Britain Cycling Team. I think the atmosphere created by having Lizzie race in her home town as the reigning world champion will be something special, and across the board the riders are all looking forward to an exciting weekend of racing.”

Great Britain Cycling Team – women’s race:

Lizzie Armitstead

Alice Barnes

Ellie Dickenson

Emma Pooley

Evie Richards

Great Britain Cycling Team – men’s race:

Frazer Clacharty

Gabz Cullaigh

Grant Ferguson

Joe Fry

Iain Paton

Mark Stewart

Ian Wilkinson

Oliver Wood

Team Breeze:

Megan Barker

Abigail Dentus

Hayley Jones

Emily Kay

Mel Lowther

Annasley Park

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