World champions set for Tour of Britain stage in South Devon

Belgium's Wout van Aert crosses the line during the Men's Individual Time Trial at the Fuji Internat

Top of the bill is Belgium's Wout van Aert - Credit: PA

At least four world champions, including British ace Mark Cavendish, are in a star-studded field for the Tour of Britain which hits South Devon for an action-packed Stage Two on Monday.

Cavendish, who earned a record-equalling 34th stage victory in this year's Tour de France, will lead the Deceuninck-QuickStep team.

Crack British WorldTour team Ineos Grenadiers have named world time-trial champion Rohan Dennis from Australia, former road king Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and popular Aussie Richie Porte.

But top of the bill is Belgian ace Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma), silver medallist in the recent Olympic Games and one of the biggest all-round talents the sport has seen for years.

After a first-ever day in Cornwall on Sunday, the 184K Stage Two runs from Sherford near Plymouth to Exeter via a circuit of the South Hams, up to Tavistock and over Dartmoor.

Big crowds are expected at Totnes (11.30am), Dartmouth (12.00) and Moretonhampstead (2.30pm).