Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins headline Tour of Britain teams line-up

Biggest ever field for Britain's most important stage race

by John Stevenson   August 12, 2013  

Tour of Britain celebrating 10 years

Organisers of the Tour of Britain Sweetspot have announced the teams that will line up at the start of the race’s tenth edition in Peebles, Scotland on September 15.

This year’s edition will have the largest ever field with 114 riders making up 19 six-man teams.

Britain’s powerhouse Team Sky leads the field and after his disappointing early season, SIr Bradley Wiggins has built his comeback training around two targets: the World Championship time trial and the Tour of Britain.

“I’m really good now, I’m back to where I was back in May. It is all looking good for the next couple of months – Tour of Britain, World Championships,” he told the Press Association’s Andy Hampson.

Four more WorldTour teams will join Sky in Scotland, Cannondale, Garmin - Sharp, Movistar and Omega Pharma - Quick Step. It’s not yet known which riders these teams plan to field, but fans will be hoping that Omega Pharma - Quick Step plans to unleash Mark Cavendish on Britain’s roads once again, and that Cannondale fields Peter Sagan to stop the Manx Missile from having sprint stages all his own way.

This will be the first visit to the Tour of Britain for Spain’s Movistar squad, and also for two teams new for this year, IAM Cycling and Madison Genesis.

“This year’s Tour of Britain will have a world-class line-up bringing a number of international stars to race on British roads, while at the same time allowing our top domestic teams and a Great Britain squad to race on the biggest stage possible for them,” said race director Mick Bennett.

“The make-up of teams will provide another exciting and unpredictable Tour from a racing perspective, whether you are watching at the roadside or at home on the live television coverage.”

Tour of Britain 2013 teams

UCI Pro Teams
Cannondale Pro Cycling
Garmin - Sharp
Movistar
Omega Pharma - Quick Step
Sky Pro Cycling

UCI Pro Continental Teams
Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox
IAM Cycling
MTN Qhubeka p.b Samsung
Sojasun
Team NetApp Endura
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

UCI Continental Teams
AN Post Chain Reaction
Madison Genesis
Node4 Giordana Racing
Rapha Condor JLT
Team IG Sigma Sport
Team Raleigh
Team UK Youth

National Teams
Great Britain

The Tour of Britain starts in Peebles in the Scottish Borders on Sunday September 15, finishing in the centre of London eight days later on Sunday September 22, with live coverage in the UK on ITV4 and British Eurosport.

The Tour of Britain Grand Depart weekend includes The Tour Ride Scotland sportive on Saturday September 14, taking in 50 and 100-mile Rides between Peebles and Drumlanrig Castle. 

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great announcement, love being able to catch teams take to the roads in the UK.

posted by TeamCC [146 posts]
13th August 2013 - 23:06

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sounds like the Tour of Britain grows in quality terms. Great!!

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posted by manu_anfield1892 [4 posts]
13th August 2013 - 23:43

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Especially happy to see IAM taking part from the pro-contis, and also Madison Genesis bringing the steel (hands-down the best-looking bikes in any peloton anywhere).

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posted by Ghedebrav [1032 posts]
14th August 2013 - 0:31

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Allez Wiggo. Legs nicely rested in Eneco Tour.

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14th August 2013 - 16:05

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