This year's Tour of Britain will feature ten of the UCI's top level WorldTour teams for the first time ever, with the teams from the top tier of the sport making up half the field for this September's Tour, which takes place from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 September. The race arrives in Chudleigh on Friday 9 September
This is a world-class line-up of teams entirely befitting of the Tour of Britain's continuing growth in stature and importance on the global cycling calendar.
Among those teams will be Team Dimension Data, who won the 2015 Tour of Britain with Edvald Boasson Hagen and now also boast Mark Cavendish.
They will be joined by the likes of regular Tour of Britain participants Team Sky, Movistar Team, BMC Racing Team and Cannondale Drapac, while Team Giant Alpecin, Orica BikeExchange and Trek Segafredo return having not competed in 2015.
Team WIGGINS will also race, with Sir Bradley Wiggins having already publically stated that he intends to ride the Tour of Britain following his bid for Gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Two UCI ProContinental teams will be making their Tour of Britain debuts - the Spanish Caja Rural - Serguros RGA team, from whom Preston's Hugh Carthy rides, and the Belgian Wanty - Groupe Gobert team, who include former SKODA King of the Mountains Mark McNally.
Having won both the Yodel Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains jerseys with Peter Williams in 2015, ONE Pro Cycling return for their second Tour of Britain, their first as a UCI ProContinental team.
It will be the largest number of UCI WorldTour teams to compete in Britain at any point since the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014.
So if you want to see some truly world-class sportsmen for free make sure that you’re in Chudleigh at around 2.30pm on Friday 9 September.