Tour of Britain: Team Sky and Omega Pharma - Quick-Step among teams selected for race
Last Updated: 12/08/13 4:29pm
The Tour of Britain takes place from September 15-22
Team Sky and Mark Cavendish's Omega Pharma - Quick-Step will be among the 19 teams taking part in next month's Tour of Britain.
The race will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a biggest ever field, with 114 riders taking to the roads of Scotland, England and Wales over eight days from September 15-22.
There will be five UCI WorldTour teams on the start line, with Sky and Quick-Step being joined by Movistar, Cannondale and Garmin-Sharp.
Six Pro Continental teams, including IAM Cycling and MTN-Qhubeka, will also be racing, as well as seven Continental teams and a Great Britain squad made up of promising young riders.
Race director Mick Bennett said: "This year's Tour of Britain will have a world-class line-up bringing a number of international stars to race on British roads, while at the same time allowing our top domestic teams and a Great Britain squad to race on the biggest stage possible for them.
"The make-up of teams will provide another exciting and unpredictable Tour from a racing perspective, whether you are watching at the roadside or at home on the live television coverage."
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Cavendish are both expected to ride the Tour of Britain, while Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana is poised to be named in Movistar's squad alongside Englishman Alex Dowsett.
The race starts with an opening stage from Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland, before heading south towards a final stage in London via the Lake District and Wales.
UCI WorldTour Teams
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
UCI Pro Continental Teams
Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox
UCI Continental Teams
AN Post Chain Reaction
Node4 Giordana Racing
Rapha Condor JLT
Team IG Sigma Sport
Team UK Youth