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T-Mobile Brits to Tour of Britain

Team T-Mobile will send its three British riders to their home race, the Tour of Britain, starting Sunday. Young sprinting star Mark Cavendish will be joined by Roger Hammond and stagiaire Ian Stannard.

The 22 year-old Cavendish, who already has eight wins on the season, may be slightly handicapped, as he just had his wisdom teeth pulled. "The operation is affecting me a bit, but it's always special to come back and ride your home tour," he said. "It gives you extra motivation and extra confidence and hopefully I can do something."

Cavendish has ridden the previous two editions of the Tour, but has not yet won a stage. Hammond has also ridden both previous Tours, and won a stage in each.

They will be joined by Tour de France stage winner Linus Gerdemann, veteran Servais Knaven and youngster Frantisek Rabon.

The Tour opens Sunday with a prologue in London, followed by six stages around the UK and winding up in Scotland on September 15th. (SW)

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