Annemiek van Vleuten and Connor Swift confirmed for Tour de Yorkshire
Apr 26 2019 07:42 pm CET

Annemiek van Vleuten and Connor Swift confirmed for Tour de Yorkshire
Annemiek van Vleuten and Connor Swift confirmed for Tour de Yorkshire
Tour de Yorkshire

Mitchelton-Scott's Annemiek van Vleuten has been confirmed as another of the stars set to participate at the Tour de Yorkshire. British national champion Connor Swift will also be at the start line of the race.

Van Vleuten is one of the most successful riders of the women's peloton and is the current World Time Trial, Giro Rosa and La Course champion. This year, the Dutchwoman has already taken the victory at Strade Bianche and has finished in the second place at the Tour of Flanders, the Amstel Gold Race and La Fleche Wallonne.

"I am really looking forward to racing in Yorkshire," she commented. "The crowds in the UK are always super awesome so I expect that in this race as well. I am also excited because the World Championships will be held in the county in September, so it will also be good to see some the road course featured on Friday’s stage.

"I’ve looked at the race details and I think stage two really suits me so I am looking forward to that one, in particular, it looks really hard. It is nice that the women’s race is running alongside the men’s as it means we can profit from more media attention. I really like that they have a stage race for us."

Swift is the current road champion of Britain and he has already done recon over the route. "Being able to race the Tour de Yorkshire in the national champion’s jersey and having the fans supporting me will be smashing," he said. "Cycling in Yorkshire has a massive following and we’re expecting huge crowds."

The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's race will be held in the third and fourth of May, while the men's race will be between the second and the fifth of May.




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