Bristol will host stages seven ‘a’ and seven ‘b’ of the tour – the Bristol Stage individual Time Trial and the Bristol Stage Circuit Race

Olympic Gold medallist Elia Viviani is the latest high-profile rider to be confirmed for this year’s race, which gets under on Sunday, 4th September from George Square in Glasgow.

The Italian, Team Sky rider will be joined on the start line by another Rio medallist, Jack Bobridge of Trek Segafredo, who won Silver in the Team Pursuit for Australia. The duo take the number of 2016 Olympic medallists confirmed for the Tour of Britain to six, alongside Gold medallists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Owain Doull, and Silver medallists Mark Cavendish and Tom Dumoulin.

Viviani will lead Team Sky, who also include this year’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner Wout Poels and British duo Ian Stannard and Ben Swift, plus current Irish Road Race and Time Trial Champion Nicolas Roche.