David Chirnside (who commentated last year's race for us) has just posted on the Tour Divide Facebook group confirming there will be no group start for this year's race.
The Official confirmed Banff NP will be observing a rigid 15-person max group size rule in the park for the remainder of the summer. This means no group TD start (obviously).
There is also some choice wording around riders wishing to ITT the route.
Read the full statement here.