British outfit JLT–Condor will also be heavily backed by punters, as the need for British success in the tournament will be running high. Bradley Wiggins was the last Brit to win the title and the only one to do so since the reincarnation of the Tour of Britain in 2004. Since a successful 2014, JLT–Condor has struggled to relive the magic but things could change in 2014.
British Madison Genesis is one of the UCI continental taking part at the Tour of Britain 2016. In terms of national and continental championships, Madison Genesis has experienced success at the European Track Championships. In terms of form, Madison Genesis bet would be great since the team comes on the back of an extremely successful 2016 season so far. The team won four stages in the 2015 Tour of Britain.
Founded in 2014, NFTO cycling team are aiming to be part of the UCI Professional Continental team this year. The team has to claim some key victories, which they have so far failed to do in 2016, in order to be part of the elite group. Yet, backed up by a full complement of British riders, NFTO are expected to get their first success of 2016 at this upcoming race. Place your NTFO Bet now.
Wanty Groupe Gobert is predominantly a UCI Professional Continental team which will be one of the Tour of Britain 2016 teams. This Belgium outfit was founded in 2008 and it is managed by Hilaire Van Der Schueren. The team has largely managed to dominate professional cycling races in Belgium and Eastern Europe.
Founded by former Tour of Britain winner Bradley Wiggins, Team WIGGINS will know all it takes to be successful in this British cycling event. The team finished third in the 2015 Tour of Britain general classification. Marching ahead and winning the yellow jersey will be the ultimate achievement for a team backed quite heavily in Team WIGGINS bet.
ONE Pro Cycling may be a newcomer to the world of professional cycling, but they have already racked up quite a lot of stage victories in 2015 to set themselves up in the best possible way for Tour of Britain 2016. ONE Pro Cycling bets are likely to be running high with the team clearly stating that their aim will be inclusion in the UCI World Tour before 2020.
Patriotism will be high within Great Britain national team, as they hope to achieve something of great significance at the Tour of Britain 2016. Great Britain national team bet will be backed by the same feeling, but their impact at the race will largely be dependent on the riders taking part.
Founded in 1982, Bardiani CSF have been a successful outfit for several years. The team has been under the management of Bruno Reverberi since its inception. Following an extremely successful 2014, the team had only limited success in 2015. Their fortunes, seem to have reversed in 2016 with a stage victory at Giro d'Italia. Simone Velasco is the youngest rider at 20 years of age while Stefano Pirazzi is the oldest at 29.
Started in 2006, this Irish team competes regularly in the UCI Europe Tour. Sean Kelly and Kurt Bogaerts are in charge of the squad decisions. An Post Chain Reaction bet could pay off very well given that the team has a good record in the Tour of Britain. After a barren 2014 which yielded only two stage victories, An Post Chain Reaction went on to win seven stages in 2015. Their last stage victory at the Tour of Britain was in 2013.
Undoubtedly one of the strongest teams at the 2016 Tour of Britain, Movistar Team are expected to make it a successful 2016 with a win. Movistar Team bet is extremely strong as they come on the back of winning the Tour de France team classifications a few months ago. Nairo Quintana finished third in the general classification for riders at the Tour de France 2016. The 26-year-old is expected to continue his form.
Trek Segafredo will be one of the Tour of Britain 2016 teams and they started out convincingly by winning two yellow jerseys in their first ever season in 2011. Following a couple of barren spells, the team returned to form in 2015 with victories at the Etoile de Bessèges and Tour of Alberta. However, they are still waiting for their first major success of 2016.
Team Sky are regarded as the British team with the best possible chance of success at the Tour of Britain. Years of intense funding has seen the team being elevated to the status of a UCI WorldTeam. The last five years has been extremely successful for Team Sky especially with regard to Tour de France. Team Sky remain the only British outfit to have had a British rider win the Tour of Britain. Team Sky bet places them as one of the favourites for the 2016 edition.
Dutch outfit Team LottoNL Jumbo was founded in 1984 and the team is part of the UCI WorldTeam. It has competed in every Tour de France since its inception. However, Team LottoNL Jumbo has been going through a tough time of late with no yellow jerseys since 2013. As a result, Team LottoNL Jumbo bet is expected to take a hit but there is every possibility of the team bouncing back with a great result.
German outfit Team Giant Alpecin has been part of the UCI WorldTeam since 2013 after having spent the previous seven years as a UCI Professional Continental outfit. The team did manage to win two stages at the Tour of Britain in 2014, but it was also the team’s most successful period till date. Since then, their performances have declined but they still remain strong favourites in the cycling betting.
Entering into the Tour of Britain 2016 as the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka racing outfit, the South African team will be hoping to retain the yellow jersey that they won in 2015. They have already achieved two yellow jerseys in 2016 and a third would be excellent for Team Dimension Data. Edvald Boasson Hagen won the yellow jersey in 2015 and he will be a strong contender yet again.
Australian outfit Orica–BikeExchange is one of the UCI World Tour competitors taking part in the 2016 Tour of Britain. Following their stage victories at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, Orica–BikeExchange bet places the team as one of the favourites at the upcoming race. After having dominated the Australian Road Race, Orica–BikeExchange will be hoping to make an impact in the United Kingdom.
A team with a rich history since 1985, Lotto Soudal will be expected to win at least a few stages at the 2016 Tour of Britain. Following a lot of struggles in 2010, Lotto Soudal have bounced back in style by winning numerous stages in the last five years. Tour de France 2015 saw the outfit win four stages, while they managed to win two in the 2016 edition. We will see them listed as one of the favourites for at least a stage win.
Cannondale Drapac Pro may have been included into the World Tour only recently, but the multinational team roster has been a success of late. It was formed as a result of the merger between Cannondale and Drapac Pro. Since 2015, the team has ventured into a new level after the fusion of Italian and US squads. Cannondale Drapac Pro bet can pay off since the team has had a few stage victories – Tour of California – in 2016.
Caja Rural are one of the strongest outfits at the Spanish La Vuelta even though they have been in the professional scene only since 2010. Team manager Eugenio Goikoetxea has already guided the team to five stage victories in 2016. Even though the team has primarily dominated mountainous stages, they are a good bet for the 2016 Tour of Britain which less tough than the 2015 edition.
BMC Racing Team were previously called as the Phonak. Despite starting slowly, they have grown steadily throughout their history. Even though they initially competed only in small events, they have since gone international with success through riders like Philippe Gilbert. BMC Racing Team bet might be a good idea since the team is on an excellent run in 2016 with a stage victory at the Tour de France and gold at the 2016 Men's Olympic Road Race.