Mark Cavendish makes his return to racing at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017, which starts on Sunday (September 3) in Edinburgh.
With no summit finish, this year’s race is billed as one for the sprinters and rouleurs while there will also be a ten-mile time trial on Alex Dowsett’s home roads in Essex.
Finishing loops are also a common feature, offering spectators the chance to see the peloton racing through the finale more than once.
– Tour of Britain 2017 route –
And the race then finishes in Cardiff on September 10, offering a homecoming for fit-again Team Sky man Geraint Thomas and his Welsh team-mate Owain Doull.
So who should you be looking out for in this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain, as the riders battle to win the new green leader’s jersey?
We’ve picked out the riders to watch.