Tour of Britain is the most popular multi-stage cycling tour that is conducted in Britain ever year. Participants belonging to the different parts of Britain compete in the tour. Fans from all over the world follow the tour very closely.
Tour of Britain 2013 was won by Bradley Wiggins who is going to defend his title in September this year.
Recently, the names of the cycling teams participating in the 2014 Tour of Britain have been confirmed and the list includes top-class cycling teams such as Tinkoff-Saxo, Team Sky, Giant-Shimano, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Movistar, Garmin-Sharp, BMC Racing and Belkin.
Along with these cycling teams (well-known for their World-tour titles and levels of racing), some other Professional Continental cycling outfits like Novo Nordisk, NepApp-Endura, MTN-Qhubeka, IAM Cycling and Bardiani-CSF.
British Continental cycling teams such as Raleigh, Rapha-Condor-JLT, Giordana and Madison Genesis are going to be accompanied by An Post-Chain Reaction (Irish outfit) and Great Britain’s National cycling team.
A total of six cyclists will be selected by each of the twenty teams named above. This means that 120 riders are going to be a part of the tour this year.
Mick Bennett (race director of Tour of Britain) said that every year many cycling teams show great enthusiasm in relation to the tour. This year also teams showed great excitement.
According to Bennett, the Tour of Britain 2014 has a line-up of extremely strong cycling teams. Half of those teams have participated in the Tour de France. Therefore Bennett thinks that the teams will showcase some of the best cycling squads this year.
Cycling fans are surely going to witness some exciting competition and also maybe some surprises in the tour.
The Tour of Britain 2014 is going to start on the 7th of September, 2014 in Liverpool and is going to continue till the 14th of September, 2014 in Central London.
Comments Off | Uncategorized