This year's Tour of Britain will once again have a field of 20 of the world's top teams, including ten of the sport's top tier UCI WorldTour teams. The final line-up of 20 teams confirmed on Monday 1 August following the Prudential RideLondon Surrey Classic event.
With the race continuing to go from strength-to-strength, ten UCI WorldTeams will compete in 2016 and we can expect to see another top-class field of riders going head-to-head across Britain during the eight days of action.
The 17 teams so far confirmed for the Tour of Britain are:
• An Post Chain Reaction (IRL)
• Bardiani CSF (Ita)
• BMC Racing Team (USA)
• Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling Team (USA)
• Caja Rural - Seguros RGA (SPA)
• Great Britain national team (GBR)
• Lotto Soudal (BEL)
• ONE Pro Cycling (GBR)
• Orica BikeExchange (AUS)
• Movistar Team (SPA)
• Team Dimension Data (RSA)
• Team Giant Alpecin (GER)
• Team LottoNL Jumbo (NED)
• Team Sky (GBR)
• Team WIGGINS (GBR)
• Trek Segafredo (USA)
• Wanty Groupe Gobert (BEL)
The final three teams for the race will be confirmed on Monday 1 August, as the identities of the British UCI Continental teams for the Tour of Britain are confirmed. From April to the end of July five British teams will be scoring points in major domestic events, with the top three from JLT Condor presented by Mavic, Madison Genesis, NFTO, Pedal Heaven and Team Raleigh GAC completing the 20 team line-up for British Cycling's premier road cycling event.
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