The provisional start list of riders taking part in the 2017 Amgen Tour of California (May 14-20)

Two-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will headline the 12th edition of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California (14-20 May) this year along with other top sprinters.

The ‘King of California’, as he is affectionately known in those parts, will be joined by other top names possibly including Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors), Mark Cavendish (Dimension-Data), Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin), and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo).

It’s a packed field, and Sagan will be hoping to add to his record 15 stage wins in the event.

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Speaking about the upcoming race in May, Sagan said: “Racing in California is a challenge and a joy every time.”

“I hope to continue building on the success I’ve had at the Amgen Tour of California, and know all the riders will do our best to give the incredible fans another good show this year,” Sagan added.

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep-Floors) won last year’s edition of the race.

2017 Amgen Tour of California start list (provisional)

Astana (Kazakhstan)

LOPEZ Miguel Ángel (ESP)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

SANCHEZ Samuel (ESP)

Bora – Hansgrohe (Germany)

MAJKA Rafal (POL)
SAGAN Peter (SVK)

Cannondale-Drapac (USA)

PHINNEY Taylor (USA)
TALANSKY Andrew (USA)

Cofidis (France)

EDET Nicolas (FRA)

Dimension Data (RSA)

CAVENDISH Mark (GBR)
MORTON Lachlan (NZL)
RENSHAW Mark (AUS)

Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis (USA)

To be confirmed

Katusha – Alpecin (Russia)

BYSTRØM Sven Erik (NOR)
KRISTOFF Alexander (NOR)

LottoNL-Jumbo (Netherlands)

DE TIER Floris (BEL)
GESINK Robert (NED)
VERMEULEN Alexey (USA)

Team Novo Nordisk (USA)

To be confirmed

Quick-Step Floors (Belgium)

DE LA CRUZ David (ESP)
KITTEL Marcel (GER)

Rally Cycling (USA)

BRITTON Rob (CAN)
DAL-CIN Matteo (CAN)
DE VOS Adam (CAN)
HUFFMAN Evan (USA)
JOYCE colin (USA)
KUSS Sepp (USA)
PATE Danny (USA)
YOUNG Eric (USA)

Team Sky (Great Britain)

BOSWELL Ian (USA)

Team Sunweb (Germany)

To be confirmed

Trek – Segafredo (USA)

DEGENKOLB John (GER)
GUERREIRO Ruben (POR)

UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

To be confirmed

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)

ACEVEDO Janier (COL)
HENDERSON Gregory (NZL)
PUTT Tanner (USA)