Four time Tour of Britain stage winner and Olympic Gold medallist Elia Viviani will lead Team Sky in Britain’s biggest professional cycle race this September.

Team Sky has selected its line-up for the 2016 Tour of Britain, which starts in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday 4 September and finishes in London on Sunday 11 September.

Alongside Viviani, who won Gold in the Omnium in Rio, will be Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner Wout Poels and Ian Stannard, who finished third in this year's edition of Paris-Roubaix, makes his first appearance in Team Sky colours since the Tour de France, were he played a key role in Chris Froome's victory

Irish National Road Race and Time Trial Champion Nicolas Roche and British favourite Ben Swift are also in the line-up, with the final place taken by Danny Van Poppel, who has recently taken stage wins in the Vuelta a Burgos and Arctic Race of Norway.

Poels is a former double stage winner in the Tour of Britain, having won at Teignmouth in 2010 and Hartside in 2015 (pictured below), when he also finished second overall, while Ben Swift took his first professional victory at the Tour of Britain in 2009 in Yeovil.

Fans in Scotland can look forward to seeing Team Sky on stage in George Square on Saturday (3 September) evening during the Team Presentation. Find out more here.

You can download the full provisional rider list for the Tour of Britain from the Teams page of the website.

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