Hannah and Alice Barnes headline Canyon-SRAM in Tour de Yorkshire
May 01 2019 05:30 am CET

Hannah and Alice Barnes headline Canyon-SRAM in Tour de Yorkshire
Hannah and Alice Barnes headline Canyon-SRAM in Tour de Yorkshire
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The Barnes sisters are headlining Canyon-SRAM in the ASDA Tour de Yorkshire. The riders also look forward to facing the course that will be used at the World Championships later in the year.

The first stage of the British race will be in Harrogate, where the World Championships will take place later in the year. "Stage 1 takes us around the Harrogate circuit that we will also do in the 2019 Road World Championships so the peloton can get a glimpse of what the race will be like in September," said Hannah Barnes. "I think the stage will finish with a bunch sprint.

"Stage 2 falls on my birthday so I hope one of my presents is good legs that day because I am going to need them! The climbs are very steep so I can see the race being won from a small group or a solo attack."

The riders are also looking forward to the impressive public that welcomes the peloton in the race. "The crowds are always amazing at TDY," explained Alice Barnes. "Especially this year we have the best of both worlds. On Friday's stage, all of the school children will be lining the streets to cheer us on. With stage two on a Saturday, it means many people won't be working and I expect the crowds will be even bigger.

"It's going to be some great racing and I am looking forward to getting to the start line hopefully with my best shape."

Canyon-SRAM's line-up for the ASDA Tour de Yorkshire (3rd and 4th of May):

Hannah Barnes
Alice Barnes
Tanja Erath
Ella Harris
Hannah Ludwig
Christa Riffel




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