Katusha and Rabobank announce Tour of Britain teams

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Ben Swift, Filippo Pozzato, Mauricio Ardila

and Vladimir Karpets are four more names added to the provisional start list of this year's Tour of Britain (September 12-19).

The final four teams - Katusha, Rabobank, ISD and Joker-Bianchi - announced their rosters on Wednesday morning.

It's the first time that these four teams have participated in Britain's biggest stage race, and they join a list of teams that includes eight squads present at this year's Tour de France.

Last week, Garmin-Slipstream revealed that its line-up for the ToB will include Bradley Wiggins.

A total of 17 teams will line up in Scunthorpe on Saturday September 12 before embarking on eight stages culminating in a criterium stage in Westminster, London, on Saturday, September 19.

Katusha (Russia)

Ben Swift

Vladimir Karpets

Danilo Napolitano

Filippo Pozzato

Evgueni Petrov

Rabobank (Netherlands)

Mauricio Ardila

Graeme Brown

Stef Clement

Laurens Ten Dam

Grischa Niermann

Joost Posthuma

Joker-Bianchi (Norway)

Alexander Kristoff

Frederik Willmann

Stian Remme

Sondre Sortveit

Lars Petter Nordhaug

Vegard Stake Laengen

ISD-Neri (Italy/Ukraine)

Bartozs Huzarsky

Simon Clarke

Ruslan Pidgornyy

Oleksandr Kvachuk

Denys Kostyuk

Vitaliy Kondrut

Tour of Britain 2009: Final team list

Ag2r-La Mondial



CandiTV-Marshalls Pasta

Cervelo Test Team


CSF Group-Navigare



Halfords Bikehut






Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator

Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team

Tour of Britain 2009: Stages

Stage 1: Scunthorpe-York, 172.6km

Stage 2: Darlington-Newcastle Gateshead, 153.3km

Stage 3: Peebles-Gretna Green, 153.8km

Stage 4: Blackpool-Blackpool, 148km

Stage 5: Britannia Stadium-Stoke on Trent, 134km

Stage 6: Frome-Bideford, 183.7km

Stage 7: Hatherleigh-Yeovil, 159.7km

Stage 8: Westminster, London, 92.5km

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.