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Cannondale Garmin’s Dylan Van Baarle to defend Aviva Tour of Britain title

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Twelve months on from claiming his biggest win to date, Team Cannondale Garmin’s Dylan Van Baarle will return to the Aviva Tour of Britain to defend his title. The Dutchman won the 2014 edition of Britain’s biggest bike race, taking victory ahead of World Champions in waiting Michal Kwiatkowski and Sir Bradley Wiggins, after taking the lead on the penultimate day.


23-year-old Van Baarle will wear the #1 at the head of the six rider Team Cannondale Garmin line-up, the remainder of which will be announced in the coming days. “I’m really looking forward to race again in the Tour of Britain. It’s a special honour to ride with number 1. We have a strong team and we will definitely look to defend my title,” said Van Baarle.

Van Baarle is the second former winner to confirm his participation in the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain. 2009 Champion Edvald Boasson Hagen will lead the MTN Qhubeka p/b Samsung team, which will also include 2013 stage winner Gerald Ciolek.

Stage One of the Aviva Tour of Britain will be shown live on ITV between 1pm and 4pm, with subsequent stages shown live on ITV4. ITV4 will also broadcast a one hour highlights programme the evening of every stage. British Eurosport will also show live coverage and highlights of the race in the UK. Live coverage and highlights will also be shown worldwide in excess of 120 countries.

Teams Revealed so Far:
MTN-Qhubeka: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Gerald Ciolek, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Serge Pauwels, Tyler Farrar, Reinardt Janse van Regensburg.

Cannondale Garmin: Dylan Van Baarle,

Stage One Sunday 6 September Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham, 177.7km
Stage Two Monday 7 September Clitheroe to Colne, 159.3km
Stage Three Tuesday 8 September Cockermouth to Floors Castle, Kelso, 216km
Stage Four Wednesday 9 September Edinburgh to Blyth, 217.4km
Stage Five Thursday 10 September Prudhoe to Hartside, 166.2km
Stage Six Friday 11 September Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham, 192.8km
Stage Seven Saturday 12 September Fakenham to Ipswich, 227.4km
Stage Eight Sunday 13 September London stage presented by TfL, 86.8km

UCI WorldTeams
BMC Racing (USA)
Etixx Quick-Step (Belgium)
IAM Cycling (Switzerland)
Lotto Soudal (Belgium)
Movistar Team (Spain)
Team Cannondale – Garmin (USA)
Team Lotto NL Jumbo (Netherlands)
Team Sky (Great Britain)
Tinkoff – Saxo (Russia)

UCI Pro Continental teams
Cult Energy Pro Cycling (Denmark)
MTN Qhubeka (South Africa)
Team Novo Nordisk (USA)

UCI Continental teams
An Post Chain Reaction (Ireland)
JLT Condor presented by Mavic (Great Britain)
Madison Genesis (Great Britain)
NFTO (Great Britain)
ONE Pro Cycling (Great Britain)
Team Raleigh GAC (Great Britain)
Team WIGGINS (Great Britain)

National Teams
Great Britain Cycling Team

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