Hannah Barnes hoping for birthday win in Tour de Yorkshire

Hannah Barnes gets ready

Hannah Barnes will return to home soil to compete in the women's Tour de Yorkshire , held on May 3 and 4 in Great Britain. She celebrates her 25th birthday on the second and final stage, and will lead the six-rider Canyon-SRAM team in hope of securing the overall title. "The second stage falls on my birthday and starts in Barnsley so I would like to do well there," Barnes said. "I've pre-ridden the stage and it's very challenging. It's great that the organisers have extended the race to two days and with the live broadcast I'm sure that fans will see an exciting race." Barnes was fifth in last year's one-day event , won by Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans). This edition of the Tour de Yorkshire hosts two stages; stage 1 will be 132.5km from Beverley to Doncaster and is expected to be one for the sprinters, while stage ...

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