The 2004 Tour of Britain has come a long way since the Milk Race and the Prutour. Many first and second division teams have signed up for this 5-day event, most notably: U.S. Postal, Lotto-Domo, CSC, Credit Agricole and T-Mobile.
Although riders like Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich will not be riding, their teams will be and there will be plenty of top quality Tour de France riders and continental based pros to be seen in action. Home interest will be in the form of National teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain. And as they say on the ToB site, admission is free!
Teams already signed up include:
Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf BELGIUM
Crédit Agricole FRANCE
Team CSC – DENMARK
Navigators Insurance Cycling Team USA
T-Mobile Team BELGIUM
Team Barloworld-Androni Giacattoli UK
US Postal Service-Berry Floor USA
The Tour’s official website has all the race route details and team website information here.