TOUR OF BRITAIN START LIST

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 Gibb has been replaced by Alex Higham, while Rhys Lloyd takes Greenwood?s place.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 Mauricio Soler had visa problems and has been replaced by Daryl Impey, Diego Caccia has taken Baden Cooke?s place and Hugo Sabido replaces Paolo Longo Borghini.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

1Feillu, RomainFRA

2Bergès, EmilienFRA

3Caethoven, StevenBEL

4Bichot, FreddyFRA

5Lequatre, GeoffroyFRA

6Vogondy, NicolasFRA

Team Columbia

Manager: Allan Peiper

11Kirchen, KimLUX

12Boasson Hagen, Edval NOR

13Hammond, RogerGBR

14Henderson, GregNZL

15Reynes, VicenteESP

16Wiggins, BradleyGBR

Great Britain

Manager: Max Sciandri

21Hayles, RobGBR

22McEvoy, JonathanGBR

23Stannard, IanGBR

24Southam, TomGBR

25Swift, BenGBR

26Tennant, Andrew GBR

Palmeiras Resort-Tavira

Manager: Vidal Fitas

31Garrido, MartinARG

32Blanco, DavidESP

33Gomis, JuanESP

34Marque, AlejandroESP

35Sneeboer, PaulNED

36Swift-Metcalfe, TomasGBR

Pinarello RT- Canditv

Manager: Phil Griffiths

41Downing, RussellGBR

42Elliott, MalcolmGBR

43Davis, Lee GBR

44Murray, TomGBR

45Roche, AndrewIRL

46Williams, PeterGBR

Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk

Manager: John Herety

51Newton, ChrisGBR

52Appleby, DaleGBR

53Downing, DeanGBR

54Lloyd, Rhys GBR

55House, KristianGBR

56Partridge, RobGBR

Barloworld

Manager: Alberto Volpi

61Cummings, SteveGBR

62Thomas, GeraintGBR

63Caccia, Diego ITA

64Hunter, RobbieRSA

65Impey, Daryl RSA

66Sabido, Hugo POR

Rock Racing

Manager: Mariano Friedick

71Hamilton, TylerUSA

72Bahati, RahsaanUSA

73Botero, SantiagoCOL

74Peña, Victor HugoCOL

75Rodriguez, FredUSA

76Sevilla, OscarESP

Plowman Craven RT

Manager: Garry Beckett

81Oliphant, EvanGBR

82Barras, TomGBR

83Higham, AlexGBR

84Gaywood, SimonGBR

85Millard, JamesGBR

86Richardson, SimonGBR

Team Garmin-Chipotle-presented by H30

Manager: Matt White

91Millar, DavidGBR

92Backstedt, MagnusSWE

93Dean, JulianNZL

94Martin, DanIRL

95Sutton, ChrisAUS

96Lowe Trent USA

Topsport Vlaanderen

Manager: Walter Planckaert

101Goddaert, KristofBEL

102Barbe, Koen BEL

103Pauwels, SergeBEL

104Vandewalle, KristofBEL

105Vanspeybrouck, PieterBEL

106Veuchelen, FrederikBEL

Team CSC-Saxo Bank

Manager: Dan Frost

111O'Grady, StuartAUS

112Goss, MatthewAUS

113Bellis, JonathanGBR

114Lund, AndersDEN

115McGee, BradleyAUS

116Sorensen, ChrisDEN

An Post-M. Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team

Manager: Kurt Bogaerts

121Lloyd, DanielGBR

122Gallagher, Stephen IRL

123De Schrooder, BennyBEL

124Fleeman, DanielGBR

125Lisabeth, KennyBEL

126O'Brien, PaidiIRL

MTN Energade

Manager: Kandice Buys

131George, DavidRSA

132Evans, KevinRSA

133MacDonald, NeilRSA

134Thomson, JayRSA

135Van Heerden, JuanRSA

136Woolcock, WaylonRSA

LPR Brakes-Ballan

Manager: Mario Manzoni

141Petacchi, AlessandroITA

142Di Luca, DaniloITA

143Cucinotta, ClaudioITA

144Bosisio, GabrieleITA

145Ermeti GiairoITA

146Spezialetti, AlessandroITA

South Australia.com-AIS

Manager: Brian Stephens

151Clarke, SimonAUS

152Dempster, ZakkariAUS

153Meyer, CameronAUS

154Meyer, TravisAUS

155Sulzberger, WesleyAUS

156Walker, JohnnieAUS

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