The 20 teams contesting the 2015 Tour of Britain were officially presented to spectators at Colwyn Bay, North Wales, on Saturday. Photos by Andy Jones

The star-studded line-up of riders taking part in the 2015 Tour of Britain (September 6-13) were officially unveiled to the public at Colwyn Bay, North Wales, on Saturday evening ahead of the start of the race on Sunday.

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, André Greipel, Alex Dowsett, Taylor Phinney, Edvald Boasson Hagen and defending champion Dylan Van Baarle were among those interviewed on stage by TV presenter Matt Barbet. Many of the riders stopped off to pose for photos with fans and sign autographs as part of the event.

Most of the riders looked very relaxed ahead of the start of the race, a hilly stage from Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham covering 177km.

Nine WorldTour teams – Sky, Etixx-QuickStep, Lotto-Soudal, Movistar, BMC, LottoNL-Jumbo, Tinkoff-Saxo and IAM Cycling – are part of the 2015 team line up, as they come up against British and European Pro Continental and Continental-level teams in the eight-stage race.

Many of the riders will be looking to hone their form ahead of the 2015 World Championships in Richmond, USA, at the end of September.

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Mark Cavendish will be looking for stage victories

Mark Cavendish, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Mark Cavendish posed with fans for photos and to sign autographs

Tyler Farrar, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

American sprinter Tyler Farrar is part of MTN-Qhubeka’s strong line up

Daniel Teklehaimanot, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot

Ben Swift, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

British sprint specialist Ben Swift is one of the home hopes for success

Zdenek Stybar, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Czech rider Zdenek Stybar is widely tipped as an overall contender


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Dave Brailsford, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford

Andre Greipel, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

German fastman Andre Greipel will provide Cavendish with stiff opposition

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Alex Dowsett is hoping for overall success in the race

Edvlad Boasson Hagen, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Former Tour of Britain winner Edvald Boasson Hagen returns for MTN-Qhubeka

Ed Clancy, Tour of Britain 2015 team presentation

Olympic champion Ed Clancy is one of the many British stars taking part in the race

  • J1

    Brad looks mildly terrified there haha.