On the eve of Stage One of the 2016 Tour of Britain, George Square in Glasgow is the place to be tonight for the presentation of the teams.
The world’s top cyclists, including a host of Olympic medallists led by Sir Bradley Wiggins, Elia Viviani and Mark Cavendish, will be present at this special event on George Square, which is free-to-attend, and welcomes the teams and riders from the Tour of Britain to Glasgow ahead of the Grand Depart of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race from the Square tomorrow morning.
Each of the 21 teams will appear on stage giving spectators the chance to see the world’s top names interviewed, and to get autographs and photos with their favourite riders from the Tour of Britain field.
Along with Wiggins and Cavendish, multiple Tour de France stage winners Andre Greipel, Rohan Dennis and Steve Cummings will be in on the stage together with Olympic medallists from Rio Owain Doull and Tom Dumoulin. They’ll be joined by Italy’s Viviani – who won gold in the omnium – leading Team Sky and Jack Bobridge of Trek Segafredo who won silver in the team pursuit for Australia along with Alex Edmondson and Michael Hepburn
who are also on tomorrow’s start line, to take the number of 2016 Olympic medallists confirmed for the Tour of Britain to no less than eight.
Today’s event starts at 4pm in George Square, with plenty of fun for all the family. Scottish radio and television presenter Bryan Burnett will be keeping crowds entertained, and there will be plenty of activity with an exciting ‘Rollapaluza’ station, as well as mascots from local schools and cycling clubs which will represent the 21 teams taking part in the Tour of Britain.
Teams will appear on stage from 6pm starting with UCI WorldTour team Trek Segafredo and culminating in Team Dimension Data (featuring Mark Cavendish) at 7.40pm. Team Wiggins and Sir Bradley Wiggins will be on stage at 7.30pm followed by Team Sky at 7.35pm.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the cycling calm before the storm as cycling superstars are presented to the Glasgow crowes.
Stage One begins from George Square tomorrow at 11:30am and will feature a racing lap of the city. Following the departure of the Tour of Britain fans can get on their bikes and ride on traffic free roads in the Sky Ride Glasgow.
Event starts at 4pm, with teams presentations starting at 6pm.
Admission is free, tickets are not required.