Yorkshire’s Tom Pidcock will lead a strong INEOS Grenadiers team at this year’s Tour of Britain, 12 months after he narrowly missed out on claiming the overall victory in the UK’s leading cycle race.

Pidcock will be one of four home riders in the Grenadiers’ line-up, as Welshman and former stage winner Luke Rowe, Connor Swift, and debutant Ben Turner have also been selected to race.

Tour de France stage winner Carlos Rodríguez (Spain) and Magnus Sheffield (USA) complete the team’s six-man line-up.

INEOS Grenadiers are one of the most successful teams in modern Tour of Britain history, having won the second most stages (19) to date. Sir Bradley Wiggins delivered the team’s sole overall victory in the event, which came in 2013 during their Team Sky era.

Pidcock sat just three seconds down on Movistar Team’s Gonzalo Serrano when the race was curtailed in 2022 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most talented and exciting riders, the 24-year-old has Olympic, world, and national titles to his name.

Rowe, who will race on home soil on stages two (Wrexham > Wrexham) and eight (Margam Country Park > Caerphilly), won the opening stage of the Tour in 2012. Having established himself as one of the sport’s leading domestiques, this will mark his first appearance in the race in 11 years.

Carlos Rodriguez celebrates his Tour de France victory at Morzine les Portes du Soleil

Photo: Carlos Rodriguez celebrates his Tour de France victory at Morzine les Portes du Soleil

This year will mark former British road race champion Swift’s sixth-consecutive appearance in his home race, with a 16th-place finish two years ago marking his best result. Turner has experienced a similar cycling journey to Pidcock, having emerged through the cyclo-cross scene, before establishing himself in the road peloton.

Former Spanish road race champion Rodriguez confirmed his status as one of the best climbers in the sport when he won a mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France at Morzine les Portes du Soleil en route to finishing fifth overall. Sheffield is one of the team’s brightest talents; the New Yorker has top-10 finishes in the Tour of Norway (2022, 2023), PostNord Danmark Rundt (2022), Santos Tour Down Under (2023), and last year’s Tour of Britain to his name at the age of 21.

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