Full list of riders and teams taking part in the 2016 Tour of Qatar (February 8-12), including race numbers

The official start list for the 2016 Tour of Qatar has been published.

In the absence of the Etixx-QuickStep team of 2015 champion Niki Terpstra, Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has been allocated the number one.

Kristoff will be one of the leading contenders for the race, which traditionally attracts classics riders and sprinters.

Mark Cavendish arrives from the Dubai Tour with a strong Dimension Data squad, and will be on the look out for stage victories.

Giant-Alpecin will field a reduced team of five rather than eight riders in the wake of the training camp incident that saw six hospitalised after being hit by a car.

The 2016 Tour of Qatar commences on Monday, February 8, and runs until Friday, February 12.

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Katusha (Russia)

1 KRISTOFF Alexander
2 BYSTRÖM Sven Erik
3 GUARNIERI Jacopo
4 HALLER Marco
5 KOZONTCHUK Dmitry
6 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav
7 MORKOV Michael
8 POLITT Nils

Dimension Data (RSA)

11 CAVENDISH Mark
12 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
13 BRAMMEIER Matthew
14 DEBESAY Mekseb
15 FARRAR Tyler
16 REGUIGUI Youcef
17 RENSHAW Mark
18 THOMSON Jay Robert

Giant-Alpecin (Germany)

21 ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
22 FRÖHLINGER Johannes
23 JI Cheng
24 STAMSNIJDER Tom
25 WAEYTENS ZICO

BMC Racing (USA)

31 VAN AVERMAET Greg
32 BOHLI Tom
33 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
34 OSS Daniel
35 QUINZIATO Manuel
36 ROSSKOPF Joseph
37 SCHÄR Michael
38 ZABEL Rick

Bora-Argon 18 (Germany)

41 BENNETT Sam
42 ARCHBOLD Shane
43 DEMPSTER Zakkari
44 PFINGSTEN Christoph
45 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
46 SCHILLINGER Andreas
47 SELIG Rüdiger
48 THWAITES Scott

Fortuneo-Vital Concept (France)

51 TRONET Steven
52 BREEN Vegard
53 GERARD Arnaud
54 HUTAROVICH Yauheni
55 JARRIER Benoit
56 MCLAY DANIEL
57 PERICHON Pierre-Luc
58 VALLEE Boris

Astana (Kazakhstan)

61 GUARDINI Andrea
62 BOOM Lars
63 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
64 OMIRZAKOV Dias
65 SMUKULIS Gatis
66 TLEUBAYEV Ruslan
67 WESTRA Lieuwe
68 ZAKHAROV Artyom

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise (Belgium)

71 VAN HECKE Preben
72 CAPIOT Amaury
73 DE TIER Floris
74 DECLERCQ Tim
75 STEELS Stijn
76 VAN MEIRHAEGHE Jef
77 VAN ROOY Kenneth
78 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter

LottoNL-Jumbo (Netherlands)

81 HOFLAND Moreno
82 CASTELIJNS Twan
83 ROOSEN Timo
84 TEUNISSEN Mike
85 VAN ASBROECK Tom
86 VAN EMDEN Jos
87 WAGNER Robert
88 WYNANTS Maarten

Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Belgium)

91 MARCATO Marco
92 ANTONINI Simone
93 DE HAES Kenny
94 JANS Roy
95 MCNALLY Mark
96 NAPOLITANO Danilo
97 STENUIT Robin
98 THURAU Bjorn

Drapa Pro Cycling (Australia)

101 BROWN Graeme
102 JONES Brenton
103 KERBY Jordan
104 KONING Peter
105 LOWNDES Jason
106 MOURIS Jens
107 SPOKES Samuel
108 SULZBERGER Bernard

Ag2r La Mondiale (France)

111 VAN SUMMEREN Johan
112 BAGDONAS Gediminas
113 GAUDIN Damien
114 GRETSCH Patrick
115 HOULE Hugo
116 MINARD Sébastien
117 SERGENT Jesse
118 TURGOT Sébastien

Roompot Oranje Peloton (Netherlands)

121 ASSELMAN Jesper
122 DE VRIES Berden
123 KERKHOF Tim
124 KREDER Wesley
125 LOOIJ André
126 MARKUS Barry
127 SLIK Ivar
128 VAN GOETHEM Brian

Lampre-Merida (Italy)

131 MODOLO Sacha
132 ARASHIRO Yukiya
133 CIMOLAI Davide
134 COSTA Mario
135 KUMP Marko
136 MOHORIC Matej
137 PIBERNIK Luka
138 ZURLO Federico

CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Poland)

141 REBELLIN Davide
142 HONKISZ Adrian
143 KIENDYS Tomasz
144 KUREK Adrian
145 MARYCZ Jaroslaw
146 PONZI Simone
147 STEPNIAK Grzegorz

UnitedHealthcare (USA)

151 CANOLA Marco
152 ALZATE Carlos
153 BUSCHE Matthew
154 EATON Daniel
155 JONES Christopher
156 KEOUGH Luke
157 MENZIES Karl
158 WHITE Bradley

Stölting Service Group (Germany)

161 WEGMANN Fabian
162 KAMP Alexander
163 KIRSCH Alex
164 KOEP Thomas
165 MAGER Christian
166 PEDERSEN Mads
167 REIHS Michael
168 SVENDGAARD Michael Carbel

Skydive Dubai (UAE)

171 SANTAROMITA Ivan
172 ALHAMMADI Sultan
173 HADDI Soufiane
174 HASNAOUI Maher
175 IBRAHIM Khalid
176 JELLOUL Adil
177 KAMBERAJ Xhuliano
178 PALINI Andrea Francesco