Bradley Wiggins and five of his Team Wiggins teammates will compete at the eight-day, nine-stage race.
Cavendish abandons Tour of Britain following an early stage 6 crash in which he injured the same shoulder he dislocated in the 2014 Tour.
Wout Poels and Edvald Boasson Hagen duke it out on Tour of Britain's climbing day — the former wins, the latter takes race lead.
With help from his Etixx teammate, Mark Cavendish, young sprint start Fernando Gaviria wins in Scotland.
Elia Viviani claims his second stage win as Vakoc crashes out of race lead. JJ Lobato now holds the yellow jersey.
The 2015 Friends Life Tour of Britain will feature a new summit finish midway through the eight-day race and the race will start in Wales
Dylan van Baarle finishes with the pack on stage 2 of a two-stage finale to claim the crown in the Tour of Britain
Dylan van Baarle third second and takes the race lead with two stages left
The peloton underestimates a three-man breakaway, and Movistar's Alex Dowsett jumps into the lead at the Tour of Britain
The 24-year-old Polish rider hopes to stamp his season with a GC victory