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Cycling Weekly - - TOUR OF BRITAIN -

The team are debu­tants but pos­sess a num­ber of rid­ers who have rid­den the race mul­ti­ple times in the past. The Ir­ish Pro Con­ti­nen­tal team felt ag­grieved to be miss­ing out on the Vuelta a Es­paña, and they are ca­pa­ble of show­ing that ASO was wrong to over­look them for the Span­ish Grand Tour.

Adam Blythe seems re­ju­ve­nated this sea­son, win­ning his first UCI race since 2014 in June, while Dane Lasse Nor­man Hansen is a rider who should never be un­der­es­ti­mated — in­deed, the for­mer World­tour pro won a stage of his country’s na­tional tour ear­lier this month en route to third over­all.

n CW says a jersey seems well within reach, and you can’t dis­count them from sur­pris­ing with a podium, pos­si­bly through ir­ish­man ed­die Dun­bar. n Key rider ed­die Dun­bar He will fancy his chances on Whin­lat­ter, and a top-five over­all.

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