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FIRST TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR TOUR OF BRITAIN WHICH FINISHES ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

TourofbritainteamsAll 4 of Britain’s male UCI Continental Teams and a Great Britain national squad have been unveiled as the first confirmed squads for the Tour of Britain 2022 – which will end here on the Isle of Wight.

This year’s Tour of Britain (Sunday 4th – Sunday 11th September) will see over 100 of the world’s best riders race from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight in what promises to be another memorable edition of this country’s flagship cycling event.

Last year’s star-studded race was won by Belgian rider Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma), with reigning world road race champion Julian Alaphilippe finishing third overall. According to research by Frontline, a roadside crowd of over one million spectators resulted in the Tour of Britain generating £29.96m of net economic benefit for the UK economy.

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Wiv SunGod will compete in their national tour for the 5th edition running, while Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, Saint Piran and TRINITY Racing return having all made their race debuts in 2021. with the Great Britain Cycling Team – who have ridden 14 of the 17 modern Tours to date, including every edition since 2012 – complete today’s team announcement.

The involvement of a Great Britain national team allows future stars to gain invaluable experience in one of the world’s leading races. Among those who have lined up in the race in home colours are 2021 Giro d’Italia champion Tao Geoghegan Hart, 2018 Vuelta a Espana victor Simon Yates and Grand Tour stage winner Hugh Carthy.

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director, said:

“We’re delighted to unveil the first teams who will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain. As we look forward to one of the hardest editions of the modern Tour of Britain to date, we feel proud and honoured that the strength of cycling in Britain means that we can field four home UCI-registered teams in the race. We feel that giving them confirmation of their selection at this point in the season will allow them time to prepare fully for the event and therefore show off their prowess to a worldwide audience.”

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Qwerty King
Qwerty King
1 month ago

No inconvenience to local road users I’m sure.

Charles Lastin
Charles Lastin
Reply to  Qwerty King
1 month ago

An unnecessary and rather a small minded comment.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Isn’t it funny how a mode of transport that used to be used by “normal” people, to do things such as going to work, delivering the local paper and running errands for people or having a gentle bike ride with the family, is turned into an ignorance and arrogance filled pack animal “sport” for the elites. No doubt this will encourage many more local law breakers on bikes shouting at pedestrians and car drivers who are doing nothing wrong.

Old school.
Old school.
1 month ago

Hope it rains and blows a gale.

 

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