Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard to lead strong Team Sky squad in Tour de Yorkshire
Seven rider line-up confirmed for three day race
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.
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.
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.
Team Sky Tour de Yorkshire 2017 squad
Danny Van Poppel