Tour of Britain departs from Peebles this Sunday

Tour of Britain

Multiple Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish will lead his HTC Highroad team at The Tour of Britain, which begins this weekend in Scotland.

Cavendish has been confirmed as a member of the HTC Highroad line-up, which also includes fellow members of his sprint team Bernhard Eisel and Mark Renshaw.

Cavendish, who has won 20 stages of the Tour de France, last rode The Tour of Britain in 2007, when he won the opening two stages of the race. His HTC Highroad team have won the past two editions of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, with Edvald Boasson Hagen taking the honours in 2009, and Michael Albasini the winner 12 months ago.

This will be their final appearance in The Tour of Britain, following the announcement that the team will close at the end of the season.

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