Katusha and Rabobank announce Tour of Britain teams

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.

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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