Andre Greipel to race Tour of Britain

Lotto-Soudal will be led by Andre Greipel at the Tour of Britain, starting on September 6 in Anglesey

Andre Greipel wins stage fifteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

German sprinter Andre Greipel, four stage winner at the 2015 Tour de France, will lead Lotto-Soudal's charge at the Tour of Britain in September.

The fastman has continued his spell of excellent form at the recent Eneco Tour, winning one stage, and then picking up his first WorldTour one-day win at the Vattenfall Cyclassics on Sunday.

Greipel returns to the Tour of Britain for the first time since 2010, when he picked up three stage victories, including the final sprint into London.

"This is great news for British fans who can look forward to seeing Andre Griepel battling it out in the sprints at the Aviva Tour of Britain,” said Race Director Mick Bennett.

"We fondly recall Andre's previous participation in the race, and are delighted that he, and the Lotto Soudal team are returning to race in Britain. With three or four stages of this year's race likely to be bunch sprints, there is sure to be stiff competition for stage wins that we are sure will make for great racing.”

>>> Tour of Britain 2015 route: stage by stage

The German will be joined by countryman and trusted leadout man Marcel Sieberg, former Belgian champion Jens Debuscherre, European U23 road race champion Sean De Bie, Pim Ligthart and Frederik Frison.

More teams will be announced in the coming weeks ahead of the stage one of the Tour of Britain in Anglesey.

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