Mark Cavendish will return to action for the first time since a high-speed crash at the Tour de France as part of a strong Team Dimension Data outfit at the Tour of Britain, which begins in Scotland on Sunday.
The British rider, who broke his scapula on stage four in France when he plowed into the barriers in a crash that led to world champion Peter Sagan being disqualified from the race, will be joined by 2015 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen and Mark Renshaw.
Team Dimension Data also won last year’s race with Steve Cummings and are gunning for a hat-trick on the eight-stage race that concludes in Cardiff.
Cavendish is a 10-times stage winner on the Tour of Britain.
“It is great to be heading back to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this week,” said Sport Director Roger Hammond. “As this event has grown in stature year-on-year, so has our team and the last two years in particular were fantastic for us. We always receive a huge amount of support in the UK for the team and for Qhubeka.
“With our partners, Dimension Data, Deloitte and Nederburg having such a large in presence over here too, the Tour of Britain is a very special and key event for our team. We will no doubt be looking to put on a good show once again, we always start a race with the goal to win, this year’s Tour of Britain will be no different.”