Updated Wednesday, August 27, 8:30am

Sixteen teams have signed up for this year’s five stage Tour of Ireland (Wednesday August 27 to Sunday August 31, 2008).

Thanks to a 2.1 ranking on the UCI calendar, the race has attracted some of the world’s top teams, from Europe, Australia, USA and South Africa.

And there are some very big names on the start list – such as Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel (Team Columbia), David Millar, Magnus Backstedt and Julian Dean (Garmin-Chipotle).

We will be covering the Tour of Ireland in full here on www.cyclingweekly.com.

You can read our full preview of the event – including stage list and route map – in the news section>>

Team Columbia

Manager: Brian Holm

1 Cavendish, Mark GBR

2 Eisel, Bernard AUT

3 Hansen, Adam AUS

4 Pinotti, Marco ITA

5 Possoni, Morris ITA

6 Rabon, Frantisek CZE

7 Barry, Michael CAN

Garmin Chipotle presented by H30 Cycling Team

Manager: Matt White

11 Millar, David GBR

12 Martin, Dan IRL

14 Backstedt, Magnus SWE

15 Dean, Julian NZL

16 Maaskant, Martijn NED

17 Lowe, Trent AUS

18 Sutton, Chris AUS

Tinkoff – Credit Systems

Manager: Omar Piscina

22 Klimov, Serguei RUS

23 Gottfried, Alexander GER

24 Chernetskiy, Ilya RUS

25 Mazzanti, Luca ITA

26 Riccio, Bernardo ITA

27 Graziato, Massimo ITA

CSF Group Navigare

Manager : Fabiano Fontanelli

31 Savini, Filippo ITA

32 Priamo, Matteo ITA

33 Tomei, Francesco ITA

34 Bongiorno, Ruben ARG

35 Richeze, Mauro ARG

36 Richeze, Max ARG

Type 1 Cycling Team

Manager : Edward Beamon

41 Aldape, Moises MEX

42 Surutkovych, Alex UKR

43 Calabria, Fabio AUS

44 Chadwick, Glen NZL

45 Kobzarenko, Valeriy UKR

46 Wilson, Matt AUS

47 Abraham, Emile TRI

Topsport Vlaanderen

Manager: Walter Planckaert

51 Coenen, Johan BEL

52 De Haes, Kenny BEL

53 Hovelijnck, Kurt BEL

54 Maes, Nikolas BEL

55 Neyens, Maarten BEL

56 Nolf, Frederiek BEL

57 Renders, Sven BEL

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

Manager: Kurt Bogaerts

61 O’Brien, Paidi IRL

62 Cassidy, Mark IRL

63 Gallagher, Stephen IRL

64 Lloyd, Daniel GBR

65 Fleeman, Daniel GBR

66 Lisabett, Kenny BEL

67 De Schrooder, Kurt BEL

Irish National Team

Manager: Frank Campbell

71 McCann, David IRL

72 Griffen, Paul IRL

73 Healion, Paul IRL

74 Aiken, Roger IRL

75 Lacey, Sean IRL

76 Concannon, Miceal IRL

77 O’Sullivan, Stephen IRL

Karpin Galicia Cycling Team

Manager: Jesus Blanco Villar

81 Troncoso Sobrino, Ramon ESP

82 Rabunal Rios, Gonzalo ESP

83 Mouron Doldan, Juan Francisco ESP

84 Fernandez Cruz, Delio ESP

85 Fernandez Sainz, Alberto ESP

86 Abal Diego, David ESP

87 Paleo Mosquera, Alejandro ESP

SouthAustralia.com/AIS

Manager: Brian Stephens

91 Clarke, Simon AUS

92 Sulzberger, Wesley AUS

93 Meyer, Travis AUS

94 Walker, Johnnie AUS

95 Semple, Adam AUS

96 King, Matt AUS

97 Dempster, Zakkari AUS

Rabobank

Manager: Piet Kuijs

101 Aernouts, Bart BEL

102 Adams, Joeri BEL

103 Berkhout, Thomas NED

104 Van Poppel, Boy NED

105 Sinkeldam, Ramon NED

106 Rabou, Thomas NED

107 Van Staeyen, Michael NED

MTN Energade

Manager: Kandice Buys

111 McDonald, Neil RSA

112 George, David RSA

113 Woolcock, Waylon RSA

114 Thomson, Jay RSA

115 Potgieter, Bradley RSA

116 Evans, Kevin RSA

117 van Heerden, Juan RSA

Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk

Manager: John Herety

121 Downing, Dean GBR

122 House, Kristian GBR

123 Greenwood, Ben GBR

124 Partridge, Rob GBR

125 Briggs, Graham GBR

126 Appleby, Dale GBR

127 Holt, Simon GBR

Pinarello CandiTV

Manager : Phil Griffiths

131 Downing, Russell GBR

132 Elliott, Malcom GBR

133 Roche, Andy IRL

134 Davis, Lee GBR

135 Murray, Tom GBR

136 Williams, Peter GBR

137 Kipling, Mathew GBR

Joker Bianchi Team

Manager: Gino Van Oudenhove

141 Kristoff, Alexander NOR

142 Nordhaug, Lars Petter NOR

143 Stokstad, Ingar NOR

144 Bohler, Joachim NOR

145 Vold, Sven Erik NOR

146 Willman, Frederik NOR

147 Sommerseth, Stian NOR

Pezula

Manager: Brian O’Loughlin

151 O’Loughlin, David IRE

152 Power, Ciaran IRE

153 Page, Kieran GBR

154 Jennings, Cameron AUS

155 Wetterhall, Alex SWE

156 Ericsson, Fredrik SWE

157 Irvine, Martyn IRL

RELATED LINK

Tour of Ireland preview – includes stage list and route map

  • angryam

    Where’s team Astana? Lance Armstrong, hellllllloooooo??????