ONE Pro Cycling’s six-man team for this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain features  former jersey winner in the race Pete Williams, as well as Emils Liepins and Hayden McCormick, both of whom have enjoyed international success already in 2018.

The British team, managed by Matt Winston, announced their line-up for this year’s race on Wednesday; Britons Tom Baylis and Chris Latham, and Kiwi James Oram, complete their roster.

Williams returns to Britain’s biggest annual sporting event for the fourth year, having notably won the SKODA King of the Mountains and Eisberg Sprints Jerseys in 2015 to cap a memorable race debut for ONE Pro Cycling. A breakaway specialist, the 31-year-old previously won the Sprints Jersey in 2012.

Latvian Liepins will make his Tour of Britain debut in September, having already claimed victories in the Market Heistste Pijl and Trofej Proec one-day races in Belgium and Croatia respectively earlier this year. The fast finisher also won a stage of the Istrian Spring Trophy in March.

McCormick has completed both his previous Tour of Britain starts (2016 and 2017), but has been out of action since early July through injury. Representing New Zealand, he finished finished fifth in the Commonwealth Games road race in April, and began 2018 by winning the Cycle Classic five-day stage race in his home country.

Latham claimed Commonwealth bronze in the scratch race on the Gold Coast earlier in the year, having previously claimed the same medal in the same event in the 2017 Track World Championships. This will be his third Tour of Britain start.

Girona-based Baylis (pictured above) finished second in the Trofej Umag one-day race in Croatia and fifth in this year’s Tour de Yorkshire opener into Doncaster earlier this year, while Oram is one of the best young time trialists in the sport. A former New Zealand under-23 champion in the discipline, he finished fifth in this year’s Commonwealth Games.

The 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain takes place between Sunday 2-9 September, starting in Wales before a final stage around the streets of Central London. UK viewers can watch every stage, live and in full, on ITV4.