England cricketer Matt Prior was inspired to start his own professional cycling team on the back of the Tour de France.
Now his ONE Pro Cycling team will be one of the 16 taking part in the three-day Tour de Yorkshire.
He told the Y15 conference at Scarborough Spa today that he was very excited by the prospect.
He said: “We are incredibly excited and proud to be racing in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, particularly in our first year.
“The Grand Départ in Yorkshire was a huge inspiration for us setting up this team as it showed the level of interest there is in cycling and racing in the UK. Our riders will be massively looking forward to being on the start line with some of the biggest teams in the world.”