Mark Cavendish and Steve Cummings have both been named in Team Dimension Data's squad for the Tour of Britain, which starts in Glasgow this weekend.

Cavendish holds the record for the most stage wins in the race's history with 10, but will line up still seeking a first victory of a season in which he has continued his long fight back from the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus.

The 34-year-old was controversially left out of his team's squad for the Tour de France in July, denying him a chance to add to his 30 career stage wins in the race.

"September always has me looking forward to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain," Cavendish said. "Having witnessed first-hand the rise of cycling in Great Britain, racing in front of a home crowd holds a special importance to me on a very personal level.

"What makes the 2019 edition especially significant is the finish in Manchester.

"I remember as an amateur watching the finish there in 2004, the first edition of the race in its current format, and so I'm really looking forward to now racing in what is such an important city for British cycling 15 years on."

Joining him in the Team Dimension Data squad is the veteran Cummings, the 2016 Tour of Britain winner.

The 38-year-old admitted after the Tour de France he is considering retirement at the end of the year but before any final decision he will have his eyes on his home race and stage five on home turf in Wirral.

"Birkenhead Park is a special place for me because I did my first race there when I was 13," he said.

"To have the opportunity to go back there 25 years on to start a professional race will no doubt be very special to me. I hope to have family, friends and club mates who have always supported me there on the day."

Stage five of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will take place in Wirral on Wednesday, September 11.

Riders will pass through Port Sunlight and into Cheshire West and Chester before passing the Airbus UK manufacturing facility at Broughton.

The route will return to Wirral via Heswall, Caldy and Hoylake, before passing through the Birkenhead Park finish line and taking in a loop through Seacombe, Wallasey and New Brighton.

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