>>> Tour of Britain 2017 route: stage-by-stage details and where to watch
This will be the first time since 2011 that the 31-year-old has raced in his home tour and, together with fellow Welshman Owain Doull, will have extra motivation with the final stage finishing in Cardiff.
The other Brit in the team is Tao Geoghegan Hart, the 22-year-old neo-pro who has enjoyed a quietly impressive first season in the professional ranks, and has form at the Tour of Britain having finished 15th overall in 2014 aged just 19.
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Team Sky's Tour of Britain squad is completed by Vasil Kiryienka and Elia Viviani, both of whom could find opportunities in the 2017 race, Kiryienka in the 10-mile time trial in Essex on stage five, and Viviani on the numerous sprint stages that are scattered throughout the eight days of racing.
The 2017 Tour of Britain starts in Edinburgh on September 3, and finishes in Cardiff on September 10.
Team Sky squad for Tour of Britain
Tao Geoghegan Hart
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