Provisional list of riders taking part in the men's road race on August 6 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro commence on Saturday August 6, with the men’s cycling road race being one of the first events to award medals.

A total of 144 men will line up for the road events – which comprise road race (Saturday August 6) and time trial (on Wednesday August 10).

The men will tackle 237.5 kilometres on a route that includes two circuits at each end of a stretch of coast road. The first features the Grumari climb (1.2km, average 7 per cent) and the dragging Grota Funda (2.1km, average 4.5 per cent). The second circuit features a longer climb in the form of the Vista Chinesa (8.5km, average 5.7 per cent), which is tackled three times.

Men's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Men’s cycling road race map and profile – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 champion Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) has retired and will not be present to defend his title. However, silver medallist Rigoberto Uran is part of a strong Colombian line-up.

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Algeria

Abderrahmane Mansouri
Youcef Reguigui

Argentina

Daniel Diaz
Maximiliano Richeze
Eduardo Sepulveda

Australia

Simon Clarke
Rohan Dennis
Richie Porte

Austria

Stefan Denifl
Georg Preidler

Azerbaijan

Maksym Averin

Belarus

Vasil Kiryienka
Kanstantsin Siutsou

Belgium

Laurens De Plus
Philippe Gilbert
Serge Pauwels
Greg Van Avermaet
Tim Wellens

Brazil

Murilo Fischer
Kleber Ramos

Bulgaria

Stefan Hristov

Canada

Antoine Duchesne
Hugo Houle
Michael Woods

Chile

Jose Rodriguez

Colombia

Esteban Chaves
Sergio Henao
Miguel Lopez
Jarlinson Pantano
Rigoberto Uran

Costa Rica

Andrey Amador

Croatia

Kristijan Durasek
Matija Kvasina

Czech Reupblic

Jan Barta
Leopold Konig
Zdenek Stybar
Petr Vakoc

Denmark

Jakob Fuglsang
Christopher Juul Jensen
Chris Anker Sorensen

Dominican Republic

Diego Milan

Ecuador

Byron Guama

Eritrea

Daniel Teklehaimanot

Estonia

Tanel Kangert
Rein Taaramae

Ethiopia

Tsgabo Grmay

France

Julian Alaphilippe
Warren Barguil
Romain Bardet
Alexis Vuillermoz

Germany

Emanuel Buchmann
Simon Geschke
Maximilian Levy
Tony Martin

Great Britain

Steve Cummings
Chris Froome
Ian Stannard
Geraint Thomas
Adam Yates

Greece

Ioannis Tamouridis

Guatemala

Manuel Rodas

Hong Kong

King Lok Cheung

Ireland

Daniel Martin
Nicolas Roche

Iran

Ghader Mizbani
Arvin Moazemi
Mirsamad Pourseyedi

Italy

Fabio Aru
Damiano Caruso
Alessandro De Marchi
Vincenzo Nibali
Diego Rosa

Japan

Yukiya Arashiro
Kohei Uchima

Kazakhstan

Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev
Andrey Zeits

Korea

Ok Cheol Kim
Joon Yong Seo

Latvia

Aleksejs Saramotins
Toms Skujins

Lithuania

Ignatas Konovalovas
Ramunas Navardauskas

Luxembourg

Frank Schleck

Mexico

Luis Lemus

Morocco

Anass Ait El Abdia
Soufiane Haddi
Mouhssine Lahsaini

Namibia

Dan Craven

Netherlands

Tom Dumoulin
Steven Kruijswijk
Wout Poels
Bauke Mollema

New Zealand

George Bennett

Norway

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Sven Erik Bystrom
Vegard Stake Laengen
Lars Petter Nordhaug

Poland

Maciej Bodnar
Michal Golas
Michal Kwiatkowski
Rafal Majka

Portugal

Andre Cardoso
Rui Costa
Jose Mendes
Nelson Oliveria

Puerto Rico

Brian Babilonia

Romania

Serghei Tvetcov

Russia

Sergei Chernetckii
Pavel Kochetkov

Rwanda

Adrien Niyonshuti

Serbia

Ivan Stevic

Slovakia

Patrik Tybor

Slovenia

Matej Mohoric
Jan Polanc
Primoz Roglic
Simon Spilak

South Africa

Daryl Impey
Louis Meintjes

Spain

Jonathan Castroviejo
Imanol Erviti
Jon Izagirre
Joaquim Rodriguez
Alejandro Valverde

Switzerland

Michael Albasini
Fabian Cancellara
Steve Morabito
Sebastian Reichenbach

Tunisia

Ali Nouisri

Turkey

Onur Balkan
Ahmet Orken

Ukraine

Andrei Grivko
Denys Kostyuk
Mark Padun

United Arab Emirates

Yousef Mohamed Mirza

United States of America

Brent Bookwalter
Taylor Phinney

Venezuela

Yonathan Monsalve
Miguel Ubeto