Britain announces teams

The Tour of Britain has announced the complete list of teams that will contest this year's race, adding to the initial four squads announced on Monday. ProTour squads Team CSC leads the list of new team announcements, which join Professional Continental squads Barloworld, Tinkoff Credit Systems and DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed that had already been announced along with Team Great Britain.

"This year's race will be the best yet, and the teams have been carefully chosen to make the most competitive and exciting race possible," event technical director Mick Bennett said. "We're looking forward to seven days of close racing, and the teams selected will provide that.

Starting on September 9, this year's fourth edition of the race covers over 950 kilometres, passing through the South of England, Somerset, the West Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire before finishing in Glasgow on September 15.

"We're also delighted to have five British teams amongst the world class field this year and three teams from this summer's Tour de France," added Bennett.

Tour of Britain teams roster: Agritubel, Barloworld, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen, DFL - Cyclingnews - Litespeed, Duja - Tavira, Fuerteventura - Canarias, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team, Plowman Craven - Evans Cycles Racing, Rabobank (Continental),, Skil - Shimano, South - AIS, Team CSC, Team Great Britain, Team Konica Minolta, and Tinkoff Credit Systems.

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