Team Sky to race in Tour of Britain

Tour de France yellow jersey winners Team Sky will be one of nine UCI world teams – road cycling’s top division – in the 2015 Tour of Britain.

Etixx – Quick-Step and Cannondale-Garmin will also take part in the race, which takes place from 6-13 September.

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Team Wiggins will make their Tour of Britain debut.

One Pro Cycling,

co-founded by former cricketer Matt Prior, also feature in a line-up described as “undoubtedly the strongest” in the race’s history.

Race director Mick Bennett added: “The Aviva Tour of Britain presents a fantastic opportunity for British fans to see what will be the best line-up of teams and riders to race in this country this year.

“In 2014 we saw Michal Kwiatkowski, Sir Bradley Wiggins and the BMC Racing Team all go on to win world titles immediately after the race and are sure that this year’s Tour will provide an equal platform for riders going on to target the World Championships.”

This year’s

World Championships 

take place in Richmond in the United States from 19-27 September.

The Tour of Britain starts in Anglesey on 6 September and takes in Colne, Edinburgh, Blyth, Stoke, Fakenham and Ipswich before ending in London on 13 September.

The other six UCI World Teams taking part are Tinkoff-Saxo, Movistar, BMC Racing, IAM Cycling, Lotto Soudal and Lotto NL Jumbo.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/33685274

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