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.
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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.
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.
Laurens Ten Dam
Lars Petter Nordhaug
Vegard Stake Laengen
Tour of Britain 2009: Final team list
Cervelo Test Team
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