Team KATUSHA ALPECIN (Switzerland)

Founded 2009
UCI Ranking (as of 14/08) 17th, UCI WorldTour
ToB Participations Three (2009, 2017-)
ToB Record Points jersey (Alexander Kristoff, 2017)
One stage victory (Ben Swift, 2009)

Team KATUSHA ALPECIN’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain line-up will feature four-time time trial World Champion Tony Martin, and former race leader and stage winner favourite Alex Dowsett.

The Swiss-registered team have confirmed that Martin and Dowsett will be returning to Britain to race in the eight-day event, which starts at Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire on Sunday 2 September and culminates in London a week later.

Martin is one of the best time triallists in cycling history, but has also enjoyed stage race success in Paris-Nice, Eneco Tour and Volta ao Algarve. He is a five-time Tour de France stage winner.

Dowsett won the Stage 8a individual time trial in London in 2011, and came within two days of claiming the 2014 title after heroically aggressive performances across several days. The Essex rider, who previously held the prestigious UCI Hour Record, has finished all seven of his starts in the race, posting five additional top 10 stage finishes alongside his sole victory.

151 Alex Dowsett GBR
152 Tony Martin GER
153 Dmitry Strakhov RUS
154 Nils Politt GER
155 Mads Würtz Schmidt DEN
156 Rick Zabel GER