Three Brits in Team Sky's line-up for Tour de Suisse

Owain Doull, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jon Dibben are the three British riders in Team Sky's line-up for the Tour de Suisse (June 10-18)

Jon Dibben, Tour de Yorkshire 2017, stage one
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Three British riders form part of Team Sky's eight-man team for the Tour de Suisse, which begins on Saturday (June 10).

Tao Geoghegan Hart, Owain Doull and Jon Dibben are the trio of Britons who are lining up for Sky for the nine-stage tour of Switzerland.

Climbers Sebastián Henao, Mikel Nieve and Geoghegan Hart will be Sky's men in the mountains on the four climb-heavy days.

>>> Five things to look out for at the Tour de Suisse

There isn't, however, a stand out leader for Sky. Irishman Philip Deignan, Italian Salvatore Puccio and Dutch sprinter Danny van Poppel are the remaining three riders.

Sky's best result at the race was Geraint Thomas' second-place in 2015.

The race has a strong line-up this year: GC riders include Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), reigning champion Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo).

>>> Tour de Suisse 2017 live TV guide

Meanwhile, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) renew their rivalry.

Team Sky: Philip Deignan, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Sebastián Henao, Mikel Nieve, Salvatore Puccio, Danny van Poppel.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.