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10 WorldTour teams at Tour of Britain

Josh Cunningham
19 Jul 2016

10 WorldTour teams, including Team Sky, Dimension Data, Trek-Segafredo and BMC, destined for Tour of Britain start line this September.

The Tour of Britain today announced an initial list of teams that are confirmed to ride the Tour of Britain this September, with a record 10 of them being WorldTour outfits. 

As well as Team Sky and Mark Cavendish's Dimension Data, who won the race last year with Edvald Boasson Hagen, the line-up includes Alex Dowsett's Movistar, BMC, Cannondale-Drapac, Giant-Alpecin, Orica-BikeExchange and Trek-Segafredo, Lotto-Soudal and Lotto NL -Jumbo. 

Added to the WorldTour set ups are a host of Pro-Continental teams set to appear, including Briton Hugh Carthy's Caja-Rural, the British One Pro Cycling team and Mark McNally's (a former KOM jersey winner) Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Sean Kelly's development team AnPost-Chain Reaction and Bradley Wiggins' Team Wiggins are two of the smaller Continental teams that have already been named, with a further three to be announced after the Ride London Classic on 1st August. JLT-Condor, Madison-Genesis, Raleigh Gac and Pedal Heaven are the likely candidates. 

Mick Bennett, the Tour of Britain Race Director, said: "This is a world-class line-up of teams entirely befitting of the Tour of Britain's continuing growth in stature and importance on the global cycling calendar.

"Half of the teams selected are currently racing in the Tour de France, giving British fans a taste of the high-level of competition which they can look forward to watching this September."

• An Post Chain Reaction (IRL)
• Bardiani CSF (Ita)
• BMC Racing Team (USA)
• Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling Team (USA)
• Caja Rural - Seguros RGA (SPA)
• Great Britain national team (GBR)
• Lotto Soudal (BEL)
• ONE Pro Cycling (GBR)
• Orica BikeExchange (AUS)
• Movistar Team (SPA)
• Team Dimension Data (RSA)
• Team Giant Alpecin (GER)
• Team LottoNL Jumbo (NED)
• Team Sky (GBR)
• Trek Segafredo (USA)
• Wanty Groupe Gobert (BEL)

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