Team Sky has announced a strong line-up for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which starts in Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd September.
Geraint Thomas, who wore the yellow jersey at this year’s Tour de France after a victory in the opening time trial, is included in the six-man squad. He will return home to Cardiff for the final stage next Sunday alongside fellow Welshman Owain Doull.
They are joined by former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski, former world time trial champion Vasil Kiryienka, and sprinter Elia Viviani.
Completing the squad, and adding to the British contingent, is Tao Geoghegan Hart.
Ahead of the race, Geraint Thomas said: “The support from the British fans is always fantastic and it’s going to be great to race at home. We’ve got a strong squad coming and I’m really looking forward to it.
“Coming back to Cardiff is going to be special and it’s something the Welsh guys have been talking about since the route was announced. I’m sure the fans will do us proud.”