Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins and road race World Champion Mark Cavendish have been selected for the Tour of Denmark and – according to the race’s organiser – the Tour of Britain.

Sky has now confirmed its line-up for the Tour of Denmark (August 22-26), and riding alongside Wiggins and Cavendish will be British team pursuit Olympic gold medallists Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas making their re-entry into the world of road racing.

They will be joined in Denmark in Sky’s line-up by fellow Brit Luke Rowe, Australian Michael Rogers, Italian stagiaire Davide Martinelli and Norwegian Lars-Petter Nordhaug.

Tour of Britain race director Mick Bennett also hinted last week that Wiggins and Cavendish would ride the 2012 event in September, although Sky has yet to officially announce its roster for the UK stage race. The Tour of Britain runs from September 9-16.

Tour de France and 2011 Vuelta a Espana runner-up and Olympic time trial bronze medallist Chris Froome will lead Sky’s team at the 2012 Vuelta  starting this weekend – his first stint as outright team leader in a Grand Tour. 

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  • Crazytrucker

    Imagine the reception the Brits will get riding the Tour of Britain!

  • stuart stanton

    The Denmark teanm is a bit more recognisable, Kennaugh, Thomas, Rowe etc. Be nice ——- without any slight towards Martinelli ——- if the stagiare was someone from the home-based peloton

  • William Hirst

    Wiggo, Cav, I hope you are reading this because this comment represents a heart felt plea from every cycling fan in this country. Please ride this years Tour of Britain. It would be awesome.

  • Sim

    It”ll be on ITV4 as per last year – at least, highlights in the evening. For live action, dont know. Re clashing, yes, the first day clashes with final day of the Vuelta. OK so that means no Froomey, but re Cav and Wiggo, what will affect whether they ride or not is the start of the World Champs on 15th. Not sure whether Brailsford and Ellingworth are really serious about this year’s men’s RR, but if they’re going for the inaugural TTT, its on 16th. The men’s ITT’s on the 19th and Wiggo’s got to be favourite for that.

  • steve macdonald

    be still,my beating heart

  • e townshend

    I would really like to watch some of this – does anyone recommend a live stream, or will it be on Eurosport? Will it not clash with the Vuelta at points? Anyway, any tips gratefully received