Confirmed list of riders taking part in the 2018 Tour de Suisse (June 9-17)

With the Tour de France not too far around the corner, we look at the team rosters for the 2018 Tour de Suisse start list, which takes place over June 9-17.

The start list is now confirmed, with some big-name riders take to the start line in Frauenfeld with the race arguably boasting a stronger field than the Critérium du Dauphiné – the other major Tour warm-up race.

With three mountain stages, two of which have summit finishes, this tough parcours is the perfect tune-up for the general classification contenders in July.

Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) will be wearing number one, but will face tough competition to defend his title. Richie Porte has the backing of an exceptionally strong BMC Racing team that also includes Rohan Dennis, Tejay van Garderen, and Greg Van Avermaet while Nairo Quintana leads Movistar‘s charge with Mikel Landa also in the team.

Other potential contenders for the GC include Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida), and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

However the Tour de Suisse is not just about the mountains, with a strong field of sprinters in attendance to battle it out for victory on at least two of the stages.

Three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is the star attraction, but will be up against it after being unable to beat Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) – who will also be in Switzerland – at the Tour of California.

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) will also fancy their chances in the sprints.

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Tour de Suisse start list

Katusha – Alpecin
1 SPILAK Simon
2 GONÇALVES José
3 HAAS Nathan
4 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
5 LAMMERTINK Maurits
6 SMIT Willie
7 CRAS Steff

BMC Racing
11 PORTE Richie
12 GERRANS Simon
13 KÜNG Stefan
14 DENNIS Rohan
15 SCHAR Michael
16 VAN AVERMAET Greg
17 VAN GARDEREN Tejay

Mitchelton-Scott
21 ALBASINI Michael
22 MEYER Cameron
23 JUUL JENSEN Christopher
24 BEWLEY Sam
25 HAIG Jack
26 HEPBURN Michael
27 KREUZIGER Roman

Team Sunweb
31 KELDERMAN Wilco
32 GESCHKE Simon
33 OOMEN Sam
34 ARNDT Nikias
35 ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
36 MATTHEWS Michael
37 THEUNS Edward

Ag2r La Mondiale
41 FRANK Mathias
42 VANDENBERG Stijn
43 DILLIER Silvan
44 PETERS Nans
45 GASTAUER Ben
46 GAUTIER Cyril
47 BIDARD François

Astana
51 FUGLSANG Jakob
52 FRAILE Omar
53 GATTO Oscar
54 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
55 HANSEN Jesper
56 CORT NIELSEN Magnus
57 KANGERT Tanel

Bahrain-Merida
61 IZAGIRRE Ion
62 GASPAROTTO Enrico
63 IZAGIRRE Gorka
64 COLBRELLI Sonny
65 KOREN Kristijan
66 PADUN Mark
67 PERNSTEINER Hermann

Bora – Hansgrohe
71 SAGAN Peter
72 BURGHARDT Marcus
73 KONRAD Patrick
74 MÜHLBERGER Gregor
75 OSS Daniel
76 SAGAN Juraj
77 BODNAR Maciej

Trek – Segafredo
81 MOLLEMA Bauke
82 DEGENKOLB John
83 GOGL Michael
84 DE KORT Koen
85 RAST Gregory
86 BERNARD Julien
87 STUYVEN Jasper

Groupama – FDJ
91 DÉMARE Arnaud
92 CIMOLAI Davide
93 GUARNIERI Jacopo
94 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
95 LE GAC Olivier
96 SINKELDAM Ramon
97 VICHOT Arthur

Lotto Soudal
101 WELLENS Tim
102 GREIPEL André
103 LAMBRECHT Bjorg
104 HANSEN Adam
105 MONFORT Maxime
106 SIEBERG Marcel
107 DE BUYST Jasper

Movistar
111 QUINTANA Nairo
112 BENNATI Daniele
113 LANDA Mikel
114 OLIVEIRA Nelson
115 AMADOR Andrey
116 ROJAS José Joaquín
117 DE LA PARTE Victor

Quick-Step Floors
121 GILBERT Philippe
122 GAVIRIA Fernando
123 DECLERCQ Tim
124 KEISSE Iljo
125 LAMPAERT Yves
126 MAS Enric
127 RICHEZE Maximiliano

Dimension Data
131 VERMOTE Julien
132 DOUGALL Nick
133 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
134 KUDUS Merhawi
135 ANTON Igor
136 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte
137 DAVIES Scott

EF Education First-Drapac
141 DOMBROWSKI Joe
142 BROWN Nathan
143 CARTHY Hugh
144 CLARKE William
145 BRESCHEL Matti
146 PHINNEY Taylor
147 VANMARCKE Sep

LottoNL-Jumbo
151 KRUIJSWIJK Steven
152 BATTAGLIN Enrico
153 BOUWMAN Koen
154 LEEZER Tom
155 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan
156 TANKINK Bram
157 WYNANTS Maarten

Team Sky
161 GOLAS Michael
162 DOULL Owain
163 SIVAKOV Pavel
164 HENAO Sebastián
165 STANNARD Ian
166 HALVORSEN Kristoffer
167 ROSA Diego

UAE Team Emirates
171 FERRARI Roberto
172 GANNA Filippo
173 KRISTOFF Alexander
174 POLANC Jan
175 SWIFT Ben
176 TROIA Oliviero
177 ULISSI Diego

Aqua Blue Sport
181 DENIFL Stefan
182 CHRISTIAN Mark
183 DUNBAR Edward
184 KONING Peter
185 WATSON Calvin
186 PEARSON Daniel
187 WARBASSE Larry

Direct Energie
191 CALMEJANE Lilian
192 BOUDAT Thomas
193 GRELLIER Fabien
194 OURSELIN Paul
195 QUEMENEUR Perrig
196 SICARD Romain
197 TAARAMÄE Rein

Nippo – Vini Fantini
201 CUNEGO Damiano
202 GROSU Eduard Michael
203 HATSUYAMA Sho
204 MARANGONI Alan
205 ITO Masakazu
206 SANTAROMITA Ivan
207 ZACCANTI Filippo