THE biggest names in cycling, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, will be taking part in the first ever Tour de Yorkshire in May.

The third and final day of the race will come though Sutton-in-Craven and Addingham, before moving onto Ilkley and Leeds.

And taking part will be Team Sky, Team Giant Alpecin, and Team Wiggins, it was announced last week.

The race, which will follow some of the route of last year's Grand Depart of the Tour, will see 16 teams taking part, with a total of more than 100 riders.

Tour de France 2012 winner, Sir Bradley, is set to lead his own team and German, Marcel Kittel will be returning with Giant Alpecin.

Former England cricket star Matt Prior and his team, ONE Pro Cycling, will also be taking part.

"We are incredibly excited and proud to be racing in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, particularly in our first year.," he said.

"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. "

The race will be shown live on television in the UK on ITV, on Eurosport and in more than 70 countries around the world.

?Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "?Our aim is for the Tour de Yorkshire to be one of the biggest and best three-day races in the world and this incredible line-up is evidence that we can achieve that. "It's a testament to our county that some of the top riders in the world want to come here. We are going to put on a show people will remember for the rest of their lives, whether they're lining the route or watching on TV as it is broadcast to countries around the world."