Another British squad at Tour de Yorkshire

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Lizzy Banks wins the Tour of the Wolds – just one of several successes for the team so far this year (© Sunsport Velo)

Following the decision of UCI professional team Cervelo Bigla not to compete in the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers have invited British squad Sunsport Velo to take their place.

“We wish to express our gratitude to the organisers for giving us this wonderful opportunity,” says team owner Neil Lee, “and can assure everyone that we will be sending our strongest squad and approaching the race with the gusto that we have already demonstrated in this season’s early events.”

2017 has been going well for the team. Just last weekend Felicity Gledhill won the Maxxis 4 Racing kermesse at Pimbo, then the following day Lizzy Banks took victory at the Tour of the Wolds, the tough first round of the National Road Race Series. Meanwhile, Gabby Nordin and Liz Burrows were racing the Tour ta Malta where Gabby achieved two top three stage finishes before they took sixth and eighth place in the General Classification.

The Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, sponsored by Asda, takes place on the 29th of April and covers 122.5km between Tadcaster and Harrogate. Find more info here.

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