uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"This will be my seventh appearance at this race and I know just how tough the British roads can be, but we have a strong team and we'll certainly be challenging for stage wins and the overall GC."













02.09.2015 @ 14:05 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Team Sky has selected its line-up for the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain, which starts in Beaumaris, North Wales, on Sunday 6 September and finishes in London on Sunday 13 September.


The six-man Team Sky squad includes four British riders and three members of the successful 2015 Tour de France winning team. The full line-up is: Ben Swift, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Andrew Fenn, Elia Viviani and Wout Poels.


Team Sky's Ben Swift said: "The Tour of Britain has become one of the stand-out races in the cycling calendar. It's a very special feeling to race in front of your home fans and see the fantastic support that we get every year. Cycling has never been more popular in the UK and the crowds at the Tour of Britain get bigger with each edition of the race, which is great to see.


"This will be my seventh appearance at this race and I know just how tough the British roads can be, but we have a strong team and we'll certainly be challenging for stage wins and the overall GC."


The Team Sky squad for the 2015 Tour of Britain will be:


Andrew Fenn – age 25 – Great Britain

A powerful rider with a penchant for the classics, Fenn is comfortable either as a lead-out man or a sprinter in his own right. The Scot last rode the Tour of Britain in 2011, finishing an impressive 15th overall, and is looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd at the end of his first year with Team Sky.


Pete Kennaugh – age 26 – Great Britain

The two-time British national champion will proudly campaign his jersey on UK roads just as he did at this year's Tour de France. Now into his sixth season as a pro, Kennaugh has progressed rapidly, playing a key role in both of Chris Froome's Tour victories. The Manxman has also enjoyed success in his own right, this year leading the Criterium du Dauphine after winning the opening stage.


Wout Poels – age 27 – Holland

It's been a year to remember for Wout Poels. After joining Team Sky at the start of 2015, the popular Dutchman quickly clocked up a classy solo stage win at Tirreno-Adriatico, before helping Chris Froome to victory at the Tour de France. One of the strongest climbers in the world, Poels was a hero on Alpe d'Huez, and is also a former Tour of Britain stage winner back in 2010.


Ian Stannard – age 28 – Great Britain

The third of the 2015 Tour de France-winning squad in the line-up, Stannard is no stranger to the Tour of Britain having competed in the race on six occasions. Third overall in 2008, the powerful Brit is at home on tough, grippy roads and has unfinished business after crashing out in 2014. A multiple winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Stannard's power and determination make him a fan-favourite.


Ben Swift – age 27 – Great Britain

The fourth Brit in the squad is one of the quickest in the peloton and has fond memories of his national Tour. The 2009 Tour of Britain marked the scene of the sprinter's first pro victory into Yeovil and 'Swifty' has not looked back since. Most comfortable sprinting from a select group after a hard finish, expect to see the Yorkshireman mixing it up at the finish of many stages.


Elia Viviani – age 26 – Italy

One of the quickest pure sprinters around, Viviani has enjoyed a successful first season in Team Sky colours and will be hoping to chalk up more stages wins on British soil. The Italian won the race's opening stage in 2013 to spend a day in the gold jersey and has 32 other pro victories to his name. This year saw him add a long-awaited Grand Tour stage win to his palmares at the Giro d'Italia.



The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Kierin LEWIS
28 years | today
36 years | today
34 years | today
22 years | today
Yuan CAO
26 years | today