Tour of Britain starting point: Pembrey Country Park

WINNER of the Tour de France Geraint Thomas will gear up for the first time since his historic win. The Team Sky rider will ride in this year’s Tour of Britain, which starts in Carmarthenshire.

Team Sky, who recently negotiated a new contract with the Welsh rider, has announced that he will lead their team in the UK’s biggest road race.

Carmarthenshire has been chosen to host the Grand Depart of the prestigious race on Sunday (Sep 2) starting at Pembrey Country Park and travelling north through the county towards Llandovery.

Local people and visitors to Carmarthenshire will be the first to see the winner in action in a professional road race since he became the first Welshman ever to win the Tour de France.

Thousands of spectators will line the route, many travelling from outside Carmarthenshire.

Live televised coverage of the Tour of Britain on ITV4 and Eurosport means the eyes of the world will be on Carmarthenshire as it hosts the first stage of the race, and Geraint’s inclusion is set to attract even more international attention.

Teams, including BMC Racing Team, Team Katusha Alpecin, Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Team Dimension Data, named their riders for the first time earlier today.

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