Being in front looks good in this years Tour of Britain

THE new design for the Tour of Britain 2016 Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey has been revealed.

The race, which begins in Glasgow on Sunday, September 4, will see 20 teams and 120 riders take part, including ten UCI WorldTour teams, recently seen in action at the Tour de France.

It will be the largest number of UCI WorldTour teams to compete in Britain at any point since the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014.

As well as the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey, another two new designs include the ŠKODA King of the Mountains Jersey and Yodel Sprints Jersey, all of which are produced by Official Partner Dare2b.

New designs for the Tour of Britain 2016 jerseys

Chain Reaction Cycles, the world’s largest online bike store, will continue to partner the Tour of Britain’s Points Jersey for the fifth year, with previous winners including Michal Kwiatkowski and Owain Doull last year.
Grant Norris, Head of Events for Chain Reaction Cycles said: “We are looking forward to supporting the Tour and watching the battle unfold for the Points Jersey.”

During the course of the 1,200 plus kilometres of this year’s Tour of Britain riders will contest 22 intermediate Yodel Sprints, sponsored by the UK parcel delivery company.
In addition to time bonuses, points awarded at sprints will count towards the Yodel Sprints Jersey, won last year by ONE Pro Cycling’s Peter Williams.

This year’s Tour of Britain route will include some of the toughest ŠKODA King of the Mountains climbs in the history of the modern race, including The Struggle in the Lake District on Stage Two and the summit finish of Haytor on Stage Six in Devon.

The climb of the Cat and Fiddle in Cheshire’s Peak District on Stage Three is the longest of the race at over 10km and with the summit at 515 metres will be the highest point on the 2016 route.

In total riders will face 20 ŠKODA King of the Mountains climbs, with the final categorised climb of Bridge Valley Road in Bristol coming on the penultimate stage of the race on September 10.

The 2016 Tour will see a completely new design for the ŠKODA King of the Mountains Jersey, with followers of the ŠKODA UK Facebook page helping to select the design.

All three jerseys are produced by Official Partner Dare2b, whose Head of Marketing Helen Monks said: “As Official Merchandise Supplier we’re excited as ever to be involved in producing and selling the jerseys throughout The Tour.

“These are some of the strongest designs we have seen to date and we look forward to launching them on our website in August and selling them at each stage of the event.”

In addition to the three jerseys, Adnams will present a daily award to the leading British Rider in the general classification while official nutrition partners HIGH5 will present the daily combativity award.

Matt Hall from HIGH5 said: “Carrying the fight, taking a chance where others won’t, and pushing the boundaries are all things we as a company strive to do which is why we are proud to sponsor the Combativity award at the Tour of Britain.”

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