The 13th Tour of Britain will see Olympic track champions and some of the leading names in the WorldTour peloton go head-to-head on the roads of Scotland, England and Wales.
Starting in Glasgow on Sunday (September 4), the eight-day race heads through the Lake District, Wales and the South West – including a hill-top finish on Haytor – before finishing in London on Sunday September 11.
Defending champion Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) is not taking part, but Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) and Dylan Van Baarle (Cannondale-Garmin), winners in 2013 and 2014 respectively, will start.
Sprinting stars such as Mark Cavendish and Elia Viviani, both fresh from their Olympic omnium success and Andre Greipel will also be on the Glasgow startline.
And the best of British talent – including the national road race champion, Adam Blythe (Great Britain), and national time trial champion Alex Dowsett (Movistar) also join the star-studded field.
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So what can we expect from this year’s race, where will the race be won, and who is going to win it? Let’s take a closer look.