OLYMPIC champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star cyclist confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

Van Avermaet, 32, has won Tour de France stages, the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, and numerous other accolades alongside his Rio 2016 success.

It will be the first time he has competed in Yorkshire since 2015.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said: It’s fantastic news that Greg will be competing and he is sure to receive a very warm welcome.