Fabian Cancellara Tour de France 2007 stage three yellow jersey

CSC today announced their Tour of Britain team, and will not be bringing Fabian Cancellara. The world time trial champion had been named in CSC?s provisional line-up but will now ride the Tour of Poland instead.

Organisers and fans were hoping that Cancellara would return to the UK to repeat his Tour de France Prologue success around the 2.5 km prologue in Crystal Palace park, South London, on September 9.

Cancellara?s no-show leaves the Tour of Britain field lacking in major continental stars, although CSC will still be hard to beat as they bring Martin Pedersen back to defend his title.

Both CSC and T-Mobile will be on a pedestal during the race, as the two ProTour teams will face a tough challenge from a largely British line-up keen to get one over on two of the biggest teams in the world.

CSC?s six-man line-up is; Lars bak, Juan José Haedo, Martin Pedersen, Matthew Goss, Anders Lund and Luke Roberts.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.