Five riders to watch at the Tour of Britain

From hot faves to wildcards – keep your eye out for these names at the British stage race

shot of the peloton on stage five of the 2022 Tour of Britain
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead / Tour of Britain)

The Tour of Britain begins on 3 September with a stage based in the UK's cycling heartland of Manchester. While numerous international races in the UK seem to have been consigned to the results sheet of history, the Tour of Britain remains.

Ranked UCI 2.Pro, even for the big WorldTour names it's not a small deal, while for the domestic riders in Continental teams, it's their Tour de France for the year. The motivation it kindles, as well as the home advantage, seems to give those home riders wings, and it's perfectly usual to see them duking it out in the final alongside the WorldTour greats.

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