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Top riders confirmed for this year's Tour of Britain

This year's route includes two stages in Cumbria. Credit: Tour of Britain

The Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at next month's Tour of Britain, it has been confirmed.

This year's route includes two stages in Cumbria, covering 14 kilometres from Cockermouth to Whinlatter Pass.

The Tour of Britain will feature its first team time trial this year on a route designed to be unpredictable.

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The race will start on Sunday 2 September.

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