Madison-Genesis boss Roger Hammond, twice a stage winner himself at the Tour of Britain, had an unenviable task trying to whittle the team down to just six riders for this year’s race.
Tobyn Horton, national under-23 time trial champion Scott Davies and Peter Hawkins – who last year wore the leader’s jersey at An Post Ras before crashing out – all missed out.
In their place, Alex Peters is one of four Brits in the team – with New Zealand duo Tom Scully and Mike Northey completing the line-up – and all are capable of a good showing.
Tour of the Reservoir winner Peters has enjoyed a great season – his win in the North East combined with being crowned best young rider on his way to second overall at the An Post Ras.
Team-mate Ian Bibby was fourth overall, too, and both will be keen to follow it up with a good showing at the Tour of Britain.