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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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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