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 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 Gibb has been replaced by Alex Higham, while Rhys Lloyd takes Greenwood?s place.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 Mauricio Soler had visa problems and has been replaced by Daryl Impey, Diego Caccia has taken Baden Cooke?s place and Hugo Sabido replaces Paolo Longo Borghini.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.



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

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


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


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



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