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Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain

Joe Robinson
21 Aug 2019

Jumbo-Visma rider joins compatriot Mathieu van der Poel as latest rider confirmed for British stage race

Four-time Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will lead a talented Jumbo-Visma team at the Tour of Britain next month. The Dutch sprinter has been confirmed for the week-long stage race which starts in Glasgow on Saturday 7th September and will look to build upon his two stage wins at the race from his two previous visits.

Gronenwegen made his debut at the Tour of Britain in 2016, winning the stage into Builth Wells, before returning in 2017 to win the stage into Cheltenham as well as the points classification.

It will continue a successful season for the sprinter from Amsterdam who already has 14 wins including Stage 2 (TTT) and Stage 7 of the Tour de France last month.

While the 26-year-old will focus on the race's sprint days, Jumbo-Visma will also target the overall victory with recent Binckbank Tour winner Laurens De Plus, who is scheduled to be lining up too.

Mitchelton-Scott also revealed part of their line-up confirming the attendance of Matteo Trentin and Christian Meyer.

Australian Meyer took Stage 2 of last year's race into Barnstaple while Trentin will look to carry the form that saw him take Stage 17 at the Tour in July.

Israel Cycling Academy were the final team to release part of their line-up, confirming that Belgian GC rider Ben Hermans would be leading their overall targets.

The 33-year-old has been mightily consistent in one-week stage races this year taking the overall victories at the Tour of Austria and Tour of Utah, alongside second overall at the Adriatica Ionica race in Italy.

The above all join Mathieu van der Poel who is confirmed to be riding Britain's longest race for his Corendon-Circus team before gearing up for the UCI World Championships in Yorkshire a week later.

The Tour of Britain starts in Glasgow on Saturday 7th September before concluding in Manchester on Saturday 14th September.