Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain
Treble Tour de France stage winner Sylvain Chavanel will make his Tour of Britain debut next month, adding to an already strong line-up for the nine-day race.
Frenchman Chavanel, who rides for the Swiss IAM team, will be joined by team mates Jerome Pineau and Australian Heinrich Haussler.
The British stage race has grown in strength in recent years and now attracts all the top pro teams, including Team Sky, Omega Pharma Quick-Step and Tinkoff Saxo.
The race, won last year by Britain`s Olympic and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins, begins in Liverpool on Sept 7.