List of teams and selected riders taking part in the 2018 Amgen Tour of California (May 13-19)

A total of 17 teams have been announced for the men’s Tour of California 2018 (May 13-19), including 13 squads from the UCI’s top-tier WorldTour.

Among those riders already confirmed for the American stage race are sprinters Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin).

Other riders on the provisional list of starters are Ian Boswell (Katusha-Alpecin), Nielson Powless (LottoNL-Jumbo), Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Luke Rowe (Team Sky) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).

New Zealander George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the 2017 edition of the race but will not return to defend his title after opting to ride the Giro d’Italia.

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Meanwhile, 15 teams will take part in the women’s race over May 17-19.

Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera is a California local and is one of the top international stars taking part in the 2018 edition.

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) took the women’s title in 2017.

2018 Amgen Tour of California start list (provisional)

UAE-Team Emirates

AIT EL ABDIA Anass
BYSTRØM Sven Erik
DURASEK Kristijan
GANNA Filippo
KRISTOFF Alexander
MIRZA Yousef Mohamed
RAVASI Edward

Quick-Step Floors

GAVIRIA Fernando
ASGREEN Kasper
DE PLUS Laurens
HODEG Alvaro
KEISSE Iljo
NARVAEZ Jhonatan
RICHEZE Maximiliano

Team EF Education First-Drapac

CLARKE Simon
CRADDOCK Lawson
HOWES Alex
MARTINEZ Dani
MCLAY Daniel
OWEN Logan
PHINNEY Taylor

Mitchelton-Scott

BAUER Jack
EWAN Caleb
HAYMAN Mathew
HEPBURN Michael
KLUGE Roger
MEZGEC Luka
YATES Adam

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

LEEZER Tom
POWLESS Neilson
KUSS Sepp
OLIVIER Daan
TOLHOEK Antwan
WYNANTS Maarten

Trek – Segafredo

CONCI Nicola
GUERREIRO Ruben
RAST Gregory
REIJNEN Kiel
SKUJINŠ Toms
STETINA Peter
STUYVEN Jasper

Team Sunweb

ARNDT Nikias
FRÖHLINGER Johannes
HINDLEY Jai
KÄMNA Lennard
STAMSNIJDER Tom
TEUNISSEN Mike
WALSCHEID Max

Bora-Hansgrohe

SAGAN Peter
OSS Daniel
BODNAR Maciej
MAJKA Rafał
MCCARTHY Jay
POLJANSKI Pawel
SAGAN Juraj

Ag2r La Mondiale

COSNEFROY Benoit
DILLIER Silvan
FRANK Mathias
GASTAUER Ben
GAUTIER Cyril
NAESEN Oliver
VANDENBERGH Stijn

Team Sky

BERNAL Egan
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
HENAO Sebastián
ROWE Luke
SIVAKOV Pavel
STANNARD Ian
WISNIOWSKI Lukasz

BMC Racing Team

BOOKWALTER Brent
BEVIN Patrick
ROSSKOPF Joey
SCHAR Michael
VAN GARDEREN Tejay
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
WYSS Danilo

Team Katusha – Alpecin

BOSWELL Ian
FABBRO Matteo
HAAS Nathan
HOLLENSTEIN Reto
KITTEL Marcel
POLITT Nils
ZABEL Rick

Dimension Data

CAVENDISH Mark
SLAGTER Tom-Jelte

Hagens Berman Axeon

BENNETT Sean
PHILIPSEN Jasper

Holowesko -Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources

BRYON Miguel
COMPANIONI Ruben
EISENHART Taylor
KRASILNIKAU Andrei
LIENHARD Fabian
MURPHY John
RHIM Brendan

Rally Cycling

PATE Danny

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

CLARKE Jonathan
HAEDO Lucas Sebastian
MANNION Gavin
MCCABE Travis
NORRIS Lachlan
PUTT Tanner
TVETCOV Serghei

2018 Amgen Tour of California women’s teams

Astana Women’s Team (Ita)
Bepink (Ita)
Canyon-SRAM (Ger)
Hagens Berman Supermint (USA)
Rally Cycing (USA)
Swapit-Agolico (Mex)
Team Illuminate (USA)
Team Sunweb (Ned)
Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank (USA)
Trek-Drops (GBr)
Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air
Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling (USA)
Wiggle-High5 (GBr)
USA Cycling National Team (USA)