Simon Yates among five Brits on the Vuelta a España start list

Five British riders will line up for the 2016 Vuelta a España, which starts on Saturday August 20

The 2016 Vuelta a España starts on Saturday August 20, and now as many as five British riders have been confirmed on the start list.

Tour de France winner Chris Froome is set to lead Team Sky, and he will be backed-up by compatriot Peter Kennaugh.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.