Moorends cyclist Connor Swift is set to compete in this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Connor signed a professional contract with Madison Genesis at the end of last year and rode for his new team in the Tour de Normandy in France last month.
After being picked for the race by his team Manager at Madison Genesis, Connor will now compete in the Tour de Yorkshire which starts in Bridlington on Frday (28 April).
Connor, who has previously watched the event as a spectator, has said it is a “dream come true” to compete in the race, which features teams and riders from 26 nations all over the world.
Connor joins an 8-man team which includes Matt Holmes who finished top-20 overall in 2016, alongside Rich Handley and Erick Rowsell who both placed top-ten at the event in 2015.
Team manager, Mike Northey, said: “Having ridden the Tour de Yorkshire and now going into my first as a team manager, I know the significance of this event from both sides.
“The team has a strong history at this event, mixing it with the best. This year is no different and we will hope to be animating the race throughout three very challenging stages, on spectacular roads, in front of the greatest fans in the world.”
The televised event takes place over three days in three stages, covering over 300 miles and finishing in Sheffield on Sunday 30 April.