History of the Tour of Britain
The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War. A number of different events have been referred to as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg's Tour of Britain and the PruTour.
After running from 1945-1999, the Tour of Britain was revived in 2004 by SweetSpot Group, and is part of the UCI Europe Tour. After a five-year absence from Britain's sporting calendar, The Tour of Britain is now a cornerstone of the sporting year and is the UK's premier cycling event.
2004 - Mauricio Ardila (COL) Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf
2005 - Nick Nuyens (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic
2006 - Martin Pedersen (DEN) Team CSC
2007 - Roman Feillu (FRA) Agritubel
2008 - Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel
2009 - Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia-HTC
2010 - Michael Albisini (SUI) Team HTC-Columbia
2011 - Lars Boom (NED) Rabobank
Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBR) Endura Racing Nathan Haas (AUS) Garmin-Sharp
2013 - Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky
2014 - Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Garmin Sharp
2015 - Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN Qhubeka
In February 2014, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirmed that the Tour of Britain would be awarded Hors Categorie status, elevating it into the same league as the likes of Criterium Internationale and the Tour of California.
Return to the Tour of Britain.