The Tour of Britain organisers have released the final start list for the race, following some late changes to several team line-ups

Tony Gibb is out of the Plowman Craven RT team after breaking his arm. Ben Greenwood is out of the Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk team after breaking his leg in the Tour of Ireland. Gibb has been replaced by Alex Higham, while Rhys Lloyd takes Greenwood?s place.

Barloworld have changed three of their riders. Mauricio Soler had visa problems and has been replaced by Daryl Impey, Diego Caccia has taken Baden Cooke?s place and Hugo Sabido replaces Paolo Longo Borghini.

The 16 teams in the race are a mixture of ProTour, Continental Professional and Continental giving plenty of interest to fans following the race as the British talent pit themselves against some very well known international riders.

Last year’s winner Romain Feillu (Agritubel) wears number one. Each squad is made up of six riders, bringing the total of participants to 96.

The eight-stage race starts in Westminster on Sunday, September 7, and finishes in Liverpool the following Sunday, September 14. Along the way it visits the west country, the Midlands and Scotland.

FINAL START LIST

Agritubel
Manager: Emmanuel Hubert
1 Feillu, Romain FRA
2 Bergès, Emilien FRA
3 Caethoven, Steven BEL
4 Bichot, Freddy FRA
5 Lequatre, Geoffroy FRA
6 Vogondy, Nicolas FRA

Team Columbia
Manager: Allan Peiper
11 Kirchen, Kim LUX
12 Boasson Hagen, Edval NOR
13 Hammond, Roger GBR
14 Henderson, Greg NZL
15 Reynes, Vicente ESP
16 Wiggins, Bradley GBR

Great Britain
Manager: Max Sciandri
21 Hayles, Rob GBR
22 McEvoy, Jonathan GBR
23 Stannard, Ian GBR
24 Southam, Tom GBR
25 Swift, Ben GBR
26 Tennant, Andrew GBR

Palmeiras Resort-Tavira
Manager: Vidal Fitas
31 Garrido, Martin ARG
32 Blanco, David ESP
33 Gomis, Juan ESP
34 Marque, Alejandro ESP
35 Sneeboer, Paul NED
36 Swift-Metcalfe, Tomas GBR

Pinarello RT- Canditv
Manager: Phil Griffiths
41 Downing, Russell GBR
42 Elliott, Malcolm GBR
43 Davis, Lee GBR
44 Murray, Tom GBR
45 Roche, Andrew IRL
46 Williams, Peter GBR

Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
Manager: John Herety
51 Newton, Chris GBR
52 Appleby, Dale GBR
53 Downing, Dean GBR
54 Lloyd, Rhys GBR
55 House, Kristian GBR
56 Partridge, Rob GBR

Barloworld
Manager: Alberto Volpi
61 Cummings, Steve GBR
62 Thomas, Geraint GBR
63 Caccia, Diego ITA
64 Hunter, Robbie RSA
65 Impey, Daryl RSA
66 Sabido, Hugo POR

Rock Racing
Manager: Mariano Friedick
71 Hamilton, Tyler USA
72 Bahati, Rahsaan USA
73 Botero, Santiago COL
74 Peña, Victor Hugo COL
75 Rodriguez, Fred USA
76 Sevilla, Oscar ESP

Plowman Craven RT
Manager: Garry Beckett
81 Oliphant, Evan GBR
82 Barras, Tom GBR
83 Higham, Alex GBR
84 Gaywood, Simon GBR
85 Millard, James GBR
86 Richardson, Simon GBR

Team Garmin-Chipotle-presented by H30
Manager: Matt White
91 Millar, David GBR
92 Backstedt, Magnus SWE
93 Dean, Julian NZL
94 Martin, Dan IRL
95 Sutton, Chris AUS
96 Lowe Trent USA

Topsport Vlaanderen
Manager: Walter Planckaert
101 Goddaert, Kristof BEL
102 Barbe, Koen BEL
103 Pauwels, Serge BEL
104 Vandewalle, Kristof BEL
105 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter BEL
106 Veuchelen, Frederik BEL

Team CSC-Saxo Bank
Manager: Dan Frost
111 O’Grady, Stuart AUS
112 Goss, Matthew AUS
113 Bellis, Jonathan GBR
114 Lund, Anders DEN
115 McGee, Bradley AUS
116 Sorensen, Chris DEN

An Post-M. Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team
Manager: Kurt Bogaerts
121 Lloyd, Daniel GBR
122 Gallagher, Stephen IRL
123 De Schrooder, Benny BEL
124 Fleeman, Daniel GBR
125 Lisabeth, Kenny BEL
126 O’Brien, Paidi IRL

MTN Energade
Manager: Kandice Buys
131 George, David RSA
132 Evans, Kevin RSA
133 MacDonald, Neil RSA
134 Thomson, Jay RSA
135 Van Heerden, Juan RSA
136 Woolcock, Waylon RSA

LPR Brakes-Ballan
Manager: Mario Manzoni
141 Petacchi, Alessandro ITA
142 Di Luca, Danilo ITA
143 Cucinotta, Claudio ITA
144 Bosisio, Gabriele ITA
145 Ermeti Giairo ITA
146 Spezialetti, Alessandro ITA

South Australia.com-AIS
Manager: Brian Stephens
151 Clarke, Simon AUS
152 Dempster, Zakkari AUS
153 Meyer, Cameron AUS
154 Meyer, Travis AUS
155 Sulzberger, Wesley AUS
156 Walker, Johnnie AUS

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2008 LINKS

STAGE REPORTS
Cycling Weekly News

NEWS
Tour of Britain boss defends inviting Rock Racing
Behind the scenes at the Tour of Britain
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Tour of Britain on TV

GUIDE
Tour of Britain 2008 preview
Tour of Britain 2008 start list

EXTERNAL LINK
Tour of Britain official website: www.tourofbritain.co.uk.