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Five facts about the Tour of Britain

Five facts about the Tour of Britain

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Five fun facts about the Tour of Britain ahead of the 2015 edition.

The Tour of Britain has been known by its current name since 2004, when it made its return to the calendar after a five-year hiatus.

Team Sky at the 2013 Tour of Britain

In 2013 Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour of Britain, riding for Team Sky.

In 2013 Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour of Britain, riding for Team Sky.

Mark Cavendish holds the record for most stage wins in the Tour of Britain with 10 victories.

Mark Cavendish holds the record for most stage wins in the Tour of Britain with 10 victories.

The Great Britain Cycling team is the only national team that competes in the event.

Gabriel Cullaigh

Simon Yates is the last rider to have won a stage of the event for the Great Britain Cycling Team, climbing to a famous win at Haytor in 2013.

Simon Yates is the last rider to have won a stage of the event for the Great Britain Cycling Team, climbing to a famous win at Haytor in 2013.