The 2010 Tour of Britain starts on Saturday, September 11, in Rochdale and finishes on Saturday, September 18, in London.

A total of 17 teams have signed up for the 2010 race, and include a mixture of ProTour, Continental, British and Irish squads. Each team consists of six riders, bringing the total start list to 102 participants.

This year’s start list boasts a host of star names from at home and abroad: Bradley Wiggins (Sky), Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Andre Greipel (HTC-Columbia), Kristian House (Rapha-Condor-Sharp), Daniel Martin (Garmin-Transitions), Ed Clancy (Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta) and Roger Hammond (Cervelo) to name but a few.

One rider not on the list is 2009 Tour of Britain winner Edvald Boasson Hagen. The Norwegian won the race for the Columbia squad last year before signing for Team Sky for the 2011 season, but does not return to defend the win this year.

British road race national champion Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) wears the number one plate.

Cycling Weekly will be covering the 2010 Tour of Britain in full, with breaking news, race reports and exclusive photography.

Please note that this is a provisional start list and will be updated to reflect any changes before the race start.

Team Sky (GB)
DS: Rod Ellingworth
1. Geraint Thomas (GB)
2. Steve Cummings (GB)
3. Russell Downing (GB)
4. Mathew Hayman (Aus)
5. Greg Henderson (NZ)
6. Bradley Wiggins (GB)

HTC-Columbia (USA)
DS: Brian Holm
11. Bert Grabsch (Ger)
12. Andre Greipel (Ger)
13. Tony Martin (Ger)
14. Marco Pinotti (Ita)
15. Mark Renshaw (Aus)
16. Michael Albasini (Swi)

Rapha-Condor-Sharp (GB)
DS: John Herety
21. Dan Craven (Nam)
22. Zak Dempster (Aus)
23. Ben Greenwood (GB)
24. Kristian House (GB)
25. Darren Lapthorne (Aus)
26. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GB)

Saxo Bank (Den)
DS: Torsten Schmidt
31. Jonathan Bellis (GB)
32. Baden Cooke (Aus)
33. Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg)
34. Jaroslav Marycz (Pol)
35. Richie Porte (Aus)
36. Alex Rasmussen (Den)

Garmin-Transitions (USA)
DS: Matt White
41. Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned)
42. Robbie Hunter (RSA)
43. Christian Meier (Can)
44. Daniel Martin (Irl)
45. Cameron Meyer (Aus)
46. Travis Meyer (Aus)

Endura Racing (GB)
DS: Julian Winn
51. Jack Bauer (NZ)
52. Alexandre Blain (Fra)
53. Iker Camano (Spa)
54. Rob Partridge (GB)
55. James Moss (GB)
56. Evan Oliphant (GB)

Sigma Sport-Specialized (GB)
DS: Angus Thomson
61. Stephen Gallagher (Ire)
62. Kit Gilham (GB)
63. Tom Murray (GB)
64. Simon Richardson (GB)
65. Matt Stephens (GB)
66. Wouter Sybrandy (Ned)

Colnago-CSF Inox (Ita)
DS: Roberto Reverberi
71. Manuel Belletti (Ita)
72. Federico Canuti (Ita)
73. Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita)
74. Marco Frapporti (Ita)
75. Alan Marangoni (Ita)
76. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)

Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta (GB)
DS: Keith Lambert
81. Ian Bibby (GB)
82. Ed Clancy (GB)
83. Jonny McEvoy (GB)
84. James Sampson (GB)
85. Andy Tennant (GB)
86. Peter Williams (GB)

AN Post-Sean Kelly (Irl)
DS: Kurt Bogaerts
91. Matt Brammeier (Irl)
92. Mark Cassidy (Irl)
93. Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel)
94. Philip Lavery (Irl)
95. Ronan McLaughlin (Irl)
96. Mark McNally (GB)

Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (Bel)
DS: Jean-Pierre Heynderickx
101. Pieter Jacobs (Bel)
102. Stijn Neirynck (Bel)
103. Geert Steurs (Bel)
104. Kristof Vandewalle (Bel)
105. Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel)
106. Michael Van Staeyen (Bel)

Cervelo Test Team (Swi)
DS: Marcello Albasini
111. Roger Hammond (GB)
112. Heinrich Haussler (Aus)
113. Jeremy Hunt (GB)
114. Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)
115. Daniel Lloyd (GB)
116. Martin Reimer (Ger)

Skil-Shimano (Ned)
DS: Rudi Kemmer
121. Koen De Kort (Ned)
122. Mitchell Docker (Aus)
123. Thierry Hupond (Fra)
124. Albert Timmer (Ned)
125. Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned)
126. Robert Wagner (Ger)

Vacansoleil (Ned)
DS: Michel Cornelisse
131. Borut Bozic (Slo)
132. Michal Golas (Pol)
133. Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)
134. Pim Lighart (Ned)
135. Matteo Carrara (Ita)
136. Wout Poels (Ned)

ISD-Nero Giambenini (Ita)
DS: Luca Amoriello
141. Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita)
142. Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita)
143. Elia Favilli (Ita)
144. Davide Riccibitti (Ita)
145. Gianluca Mirenda (Ita)
146. Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger)

Raleigh (GB)
DS: Allan Godfrey
151. Dale Appleby (GB)
152. Tom Barras (GB)
153. Dan Fleeman (GB)
154. Richard Handley (GB)
155. Liam Holohan (GB)
156. Peter Smith (Aus)

Ireland (Irl)
DS: Phil Leigh
161. Adam Armstrong (Irl)
162. Stephen Barrett (Irl)
163. Conor Murphy (Irl)
164. Sean Downey (Irl)
165. Martyn Irvine (Irl)
166. Thomas Martin (Irl)

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  • Ryan

    Can,t wait for this race and i,ll get to see it once and possibly 3 times when it comes through suffolk and within a couple of miles from my house and in my area where it should be every year i think. We have great roads for racing on around here. I think Colombia have a very very strong chance along with Team Sky to win the race. Can,t wait to see Wiggo,Greipel and Renshaw.

  • Kate

    Whoo! Hoo!!! Good line up, hope Brad Wiggins makes it to the start, Nice to see some of the up and coming new riders names.and good smattering of GB Riders, so you maybe surprised Ken.
    Really looking forward to this Race, and hope the TV coverage will do it justice.
    Well done everyone for making this happen.

  • Ken Evans

    Will there be a British winner at last ?