General classification after stage 1:
Marcel Kittel emerged triumphant from a thrilling sprint finish to the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday, with Mark Cavendish crossing the line in third place.
Sir Bradley Wiggins lines up for the start of the Tour of Britain in Liverpool today, bidding to defend the title he won 12 months ago in a race which has been more competitive each year.
British Cycling has today confirmed the six riders who will represent Great Britain at the forthcoming Friends Life Tour of Britain, taking place from 7th – 14th September 2014.
Dan McLay, who recently won stage three of the prestigious Tour de l'Avenir, has made selection as has Tao Geoghegan Hart who finished tenth overall at the same race.
Germain Burton, Chris Lawless, Chris Latham and Dan Pearson make up the young squad who will be competing for Great Britain.
The Tour of Britain always attracts the world's greatest riders and is a fantastic event for the Great Britain team to be involved with.Last year, we managed a stage win for Simon Yates which was a great achievement and I'm looking forward to seeing what the team can do at this year's Tour of Britain.
Sir Bradley Wiggins will defend his Tour of Britain title after being named as the leader of Team Sky's squad for the race, which begins in Liverpool on Sunday.
Our reporter Ned Boulting has confirmed on Twitter that German powerhouse Marcel Kittel, who won four stages of the Tour de France this year, will take part in the Tour of Britain, which you can watch live on ITV4.
ITV is to broadcast live coverage of the first day of the Tour of Britain for the first time.