Great Britain team to race in tenth anniversary Tour of Britain

Great Britain team to race in tenth anniversary Tour of Britain

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A Great Britain team will once again compete in the Tour of Britain as the event welcomes 114 riders from 19 teams for its tenth anniversary race.

The Great Britain squad will be made up from under 23 riders who will take the start in Peebles next month.

Almost half of the field will have raced in Grand Tours during the 2013 season, with Tour de France winners Sky Pro Cycling heading the world-class line-up that also includes a further four UCI Pro Teams from the sport’s World Tour, plus Milan San Remo winning team MTN Qhubeka.

While a number of teams will be familiar to Tour of Britain spectators, three teams will make their debuts in Britain’s biggest professional cycle race. Two teams new to the sport, IAM Cycling and Madison Genesis, ride The Tour, while the longstanding Movistar squad from Spain will ride The Tour of Britain for the first time this September.

“This year’s Tour of Britain will have a world-class line-up bringing a number of international stars to race on British roads, while at the same time allowing our top domestic teams and a Great Britain squad to race on the biggest stage possible for them,” said Race Director Mick Bennett.

“The make-up of teams will provide another exciting and unpredictable Tour from a racing perspective, whether you are watching at the roadside or at home on the live television coverage.”

2013 Tour of Britain team list

UCI Pro Teams

Cannondale Pro Cycling (Ita)

Garmin - Sharp (USA)

Movistar (Spa)

Omega Pharma - Quick Step (Bel)

Sky Pro Cycling (GBr)

UCI Pro Continental Teams

Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox (Ita)

IAM Cycling (Swi)

MTN Qhubeka p.b Samsung (RSA)

Sojasun (Fra)

Team NetApp Endura (Ger)

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (USA)

UCI Continental Teams

AN Post Chain Reaction (Irl)

Madison Genesis (GBr)

Node4 Giordana Racing (GBr)

Rapha Condor JLT (GBr)

Team IG Sigma Sport (GBr)

Team Raleigh (GBr)

Team UK Youth (GBr)

National Teams

Great Britain (GBr)

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