Sky, Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Movistar headline the line-up for this year’s Tour of Britain, with race organiser SweetSpot today confirming a record 19 teams who will take part.

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Nairo Quintana and Alex Dowsett are all scheduled to compete in the eight-day race, which begins in Peebles on September 15.

Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale return once again to complete the five-strong WorldTour contingent. 

The Swiss IAM Cycling team are one of five squads making their debut in the race, and Cycling Weekly understands they first contacted SweetSpot about riding the event at the start of the year.

All six of Britain’s UCI-registered domestic teams will compete, with Madison Genesis among those Tour debutants. Their DS, Roger Hammond, won two stages in the race during his career.

For the second year running, a Great Britain team comprising of younger riders has been selected. In total, 114 riders are expected to compete in the race. 

“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.” 

This year’s race includes a 16-kilometre time trial around Knowsley Safari Park and a summit finish on Haytor in Devon.

Tour of Britain 2013: Teams

Cannondale

Garmin-Sharp

Movistar

Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Sky

Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox

IAM Cycling

MTN-Qhubeka

Sojasun

NetApp-Endura

UnitedHealthcare

AN Post Chain Reaction

IG-Sigma Sport

Madison Genesis

Node4-Giordana

Rapha Condor JLT

Raleigh

UK Youth

Great Britain

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  • HOWIE BOLT

    Lets hope it will be exciting?…And not just a procession after four “racers?” go up the road,giving sponsors some TV …Oh I forgot,it,s pro racin,end of year blues?….Any comments out there?

  • Mark Jones

    Hopefully it will be the best ever field, but the organisers can’t really say that until we see the team’s line-ups. It also isn’t down to who’s riding as to how the teams ride the race.