Current Tour de France yellow jersey Romain Feillu and his French Agritubel team have agreed to race the 2008 Tour of Britain, providing Feillu a chance to defend his 2007 Tour of Britain crown.
Feillu finished third on today's Stage Three of the Tour de France in Nantes, in the process taking on the races' yellow jersey.
British fans will have the chance to see Feillu and his Agritubel team defend their title at The Tour of Britain, beginning in London on Sunday 7th September.
Agritubel become the third team currently competing in the Tour de France to have agreed to ride the 2008 Tour of Britain, following similar announcements regarding Barloworld and Team Columbia. Thirteen of the sixteen squads have now been announced, with further announcements on the remaining teams in the coming week.
For more information on the race, visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk.