Double world time trial champion Michael Rogers has the chance to bounce back from his Tour de France disappointment when he lines out in the Tour of Britain on August 30. The Quick.Step rider will be aiming to get back to the sort of form which saw him hold the leader's jersey in the Tour of Switzerland.
The six man ProTour squad will also include fellow Tour de France riders Stefano Zanini, winner of Tour of Britain stage 1 last year, and Wilfried Cretskens.
Three strong riders complete the team, namely Filippo Pozzato, Davide Bramati and Nick Nuyens. Between them they have won stages in the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, plus the prestigious Paris-Brussels and Het Volk events.
Tour of Britain race director Tony Doyle today welcomed the news of Michael Rogers's participation. "This is a great coup for the Tour of Britain," he said. "Having an elite rider like Michael is testament to the quality of the Tour of Britain. Michael is a tremendous rider, and to have a reigning world champion in any race is a sign of quality. He and the Quick.Step team will come into the tour with the view and mission statement for success."