Tour of Britain to pass through South Norfolk

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The Aviva Tour of Britain will feature the biggest line-up of UCI Worldteams to race in the UK this year when it passes through South Norfolk in September.

The high-profile cycling event will visit towns and villages including Attleborough, Wymondham, Old Buckenham, East Harling and Spooner Row when riders take on a 225km (139-mile) course, starting in Fakenham and ending in Ipswich, on Saturday, Sepember 12.

Headlining the 20-team list are Team Cannondale Garmin, who won the 2014 Tour of Britain with Dylan Van Baarle and the Etixx Quick-Step team of Mark Cavendish and World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski.

Top level British interests are represented by Team Sky.

Race director Mick Bennett said: “This is undoubtedly the strongest line-up of teams to have appeared in the Aviva Tour of Britain.

“The Tour presents a fantastic opportunity for fans to see what will be the best line-up of teams and riders to race in this country this year.”

Fans of the domestic racing scene will also be able to get behind all six of the country’s UCI Continental teams.

Three squads, ONE Pro Cycling, co-owned by former England cricketer Matt Prior, Team WIGGINS, the personal team of World Hour Record holder Sir Bradley Wiggins, and Cult Energy will be making their Aviva Tour debuts.