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Mark Cavendish is to ride the Tour of Britain 2016, his first race since the Olympic Games. He is joined by Dimension Data teammate Steve Cummings at the start in George Square, Glasgow, on Sunday 4th September.
Cavendish will be looking to add to the ten stage wins in the Tour of Britain in his career so far. One of his main rivals in the sprints will be André Greipel (Lotto Soudal).
Other big names coming to these shores for the 2016 edition of the Tour of Britain are Rohan Dennis and Taylor Phinney (both BMC Racing Team). They are national time trial champions of Australia and the USA respectively, and may be targeting the time trial in Bristol on Stage 7a, on Saturday 10th September 2016.
ITV4 will show 3 hours of each stage live, and there'll be the usual one-hour evening highlights.
Stage 1 of the Tour of Britain 2016 is 161km from Glasgow to Castle Douglas:
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