BMC, Cannondale, Lotto-Soudal, Orica-BikeExchange, Giant-Alpecin, LottoNL-Jumbo and Trek-Segafredo are the other top-tier teams confirmed to start.
One Pro Cycling will represent Britain from the UCI Pro Continental ranks, with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA possibly featuring young British climbing talent Hugh Carthy.
>>> Tour of Britain 2016 route: stage by stage
Team Wiggins qualify automatically from the list of domestic British teams thanks to Owain Doull's top-10 finish in last year's race, with the final three UK teams to be announced on August 1.
Teams for 2016 Tour of Britian (September 4-11)
An Post Chain Reaction (IRL)
Bardiani CSF (ITA)
Caja Rural – Seguros RGA (ESP)
Great Britain national team (GBR)
ONE Pro Cycling (GBR)
Dimension Data (RSA)
Team Sky (GBR)
Team Wiggins (GBR)
Wanty-Groupe Gobert (BEL)
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