Sixteen teams have signed up for the 2008 Tour of Britain, starting on Sunday September 7.

The teams are a mixture of ProTour, Continental Professional and Continental giving plenty of interest to fans following the race as the British talent pit themselves against some very well known international riders.

Last year’s Tour of Britain winner Romain Feillu (Agritubel) wears the number one plate.

Each squad is made up of six riders, bringing the total of participants to 96.

The eight-stage tour starts in Westminster on Sunday, September 7, and finishes in Liverpool the following Sunday, September 14. Along the way it visits the west country, the Midlands and Scotland.

Start list may be subject to change prior to race start

Agritubel

Manager: Emmanuel Hubert

1 Feillu, Romain FRA

2 Bergès, Emilien FRA

3 Caethoven, Steven BEL

4 Coutouly, Cédric FRA

5 Lequatre, Geoffroy FRA

6 Vogondy, Nicolas FRA

Team Columbia

Manager: Allan Peiper

11 Kirchen, Kim LUX

12 Henderson, Greg NZL

13 Hammond, Roger GBR

14 Boasen Hagen, Edvald SWE

15 Reynes, Vicente ESP

16 Wiggins, Bradley GBR

Great Britain

Manager: Max Sciandri

21 Hayles, Rob GBR

22 McEvoy, Jonathan GBR

23 Stannard, Ian GBR

24 Southam, Tom GBR

25 Swift, Ben GBR

26 Tennant, Andrew GBR

Palmeiras Resort-Tavira

Manager: Vidal Fitas

31 Garrido, Martin ARG

32 Blanco, David ESP

33 Gomis, Juan ESP

34 Marque, Alejandro ESP

35 Sneeboer, Paul NED

36 Swift-Metcalfe, Tomas GBR

Pinarello RT- Canditv

Manager: Phil Griffiths

41 Downing, Russell GBR

42 Elliott, Malcolm GBR

43 Johansson, Fredrik SWE

44 Murray, Tom GBR

45 Roche, Andrew IRL

46 Williams, Peter GBR

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Manager: John Herety

51 Newton, Chris GBR

52 Appleby, Dale GBR

53 Downing, Dean GBR

54 Lloyd, Rhys GBR

55 House, Kristian GBR

56 Partridge, Rob GBR

Barloworld

Manager: Alberto Volpi

61 Cummings, Steve GBR

62 Thomas, Geraint GBR

63 Cooke, Baden AUS

64 Hunter, Robbie RSA

65 Soler, Mauricio COL

66 Longo Borghini, Paolo ITA

Rock Racing

Manager: Allen Bean

71 Hamilton, Tyler USA

72 Bahati, Rahsaan USA

73 Botero, Santiago COL

74 Peña, Victor Hugo COL

75 Rodriguez, Fred USA

76 Sevilla, Oscar ESP

Plowman Craven RT

Manager: Garry Beckett

81 Oliphant, Evan GBR

82 Barras, Tom GBR

83 Gibb, Tony GBR

84 Gaywood, Simon GBR

85 Millard, James GBR

86 Richardson, Simon GBR

Team Garmin-Chipotle-presented by H30

Manager: Jonathan Vaughters

91 Millar, David GBR

92 Backstedt, Magnus SWE

93 Dean, Julian NZL

94 Martin, Dan IRL

95 Maaskant, Martijn NED

96 Sutton, Chris AUS

Topsport Vlaanderen

Manager: Walter Planckaert

101 Goddaert, Kristof BEL

102 Barbe, Koen BEL

103 Pauwels, Serge BEL

104 Vandewalle, Kristof BEL

105 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter BEL

106 Veuchelen, Frederik BEL

Team CSC-Saxo Bank

Manager: Dan Frost

111 O’Grady, Stuart AUS

112 Goss, Matthew AUS

113 Bellis, Jonathan GBR

114 Lund, Anders DEN

115 McGee, Bradley AUS

116 Steensen, André DEN

An Post-M. Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team

Manager: Kurt Bogaerts

121 Lloyd, Daniel GBR

122 Cassidy, Mark IRL

123 De Schrooder, Benny BEL

124 Fleeman, Daniel GBR

125 Lisabeth, Kenny BEL

126 O’Brien, Paidi IRL

MTN Energade

Manager: Doug Ryder

131 George, David RSA

132 Evans, Kevin RSA

133 MacDonald, Neil RSA

134 Thomson, Jay RSA

135 Van Heerden, Juan RSA

136 Woolcock, Waylon RSA

LPR Brakes-Ballan

Manager: Fabio Bordonali

141 Petacchi, Alessandro ITA

142 Di Luca, Danilo ITA

143 Cucinotta, Claudio ITA

144 Ferrari, Roberto ITA

145 Maserati, Alessandro ITA

146 Spezialetti, Alessandro ITA

South Australia.com-AIS

Manager: Brian Stephens

151 Clarke, Simon AUS

152 Dempster, Zakkari AUS

153 Meyer, Cameron AUS

154 Meyer, Travis AUS

155 Sulzberger, Wesley AUS

156 Walker, Johnnie AUS

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EXTERNAL LINK

Tour of Britain official website: www.tourofbritain.co.uk.