The Tour of Britain confirmed its dates for the 2009 edition on Wednesday. Again classified as a UCI category 2.1 event, the Tour will run eight days from Saturday, September 12 through Saturday, September 19.
According to UCI regulations, up to 50% of the teams will be ProTour teams. Professional Continental, Continental and domestic teams, along with a British national squad, will make up the remainder of the roster.
The 2009 Tour of Britain will finish in central London, on the same circuit used in the opening stage of the 2008 edition. Full route details will be announced in the spring.