Cycling fans in the North West will have an extra chance to get closer to some of the sports top names in Liverpool this September, at a team presentation event the evening before the opening stage in the city.
Riders from all 20 competing teams will be presented to crowds at Liverpool ONE's Chavasse Park on Saturday 6 September, the evening before Liverpool hosts stage one of the Friends Life Tour of Britain.
The team presentation joins Sunday's stage one, held entirely within the city, and accompanying the Sky Ride, the first to take place in Liverpool, giving residents and visitors to the city alike the opportunity to get on their bikes, while Friday night (5 September) will also see a special screening of the new film 'Bicycle' at FACT in Liverpool city centre.
Further details of the event, which will be hosted by ITV's Ned Boulting and Hugh Porter MBE, will be announced soon, with the team presentation element of the activities getting underway at 17:30.
The full list of competing teams in the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain is as follows:
An Post Chain Reaction; Bardiani CSF; Belkin Pro Cycling; BMC Racing; Garmin Sharp; Giordana Racing Team; Great Britain; IAM Cycing; Madison Genesis; Movistar Team; MTN Qhubeka; NFTO Pro Cycling; Omega Pharma Quick-Step; Rapha Condor JLT; Team Giant Shimano; Team NetApp Endura; Team Novo Nordisk; Team Raleigh; Team Sky; and Tinkoff Saxo.