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Updated Wednesday, August 27, 8:30am

Sixteen teams have signed up for this year's five stage Tour of Ireland (Wednesday August 27 to Sunday August 31, 2008).

Thanks to a 2.1 ranking on the UCI calendar, the race has attracted some of the world's top teams, from Europe, Australia, USA and South Africa.

And there are some very big names on the start list - such as Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel (Team Columbia), David Millar, Magnus Backstedt and Julian Dean (Garmin-Chipotle).

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Team Columbia

Manager: Brian Holm

1Cavendish, MarkGBR

2Eisel, BernardAUT

3Hansen, AdamAUS

4Pinotti, MarcoITA

5Possoni, MorrisITA

6Rabon, FrantisekCZE

7Barry, MichaelCAN

Garmin Chipotle presented by H30 Cycling Team

Manager: Matt White

11Millar, DavidGBR

12Martin, DanIRL

14Backstedt, MagnusSWE

15Dean, JulianNZL

16Maaskant, MartijnNED

17Lowe, TrentAUS

18Sutton, ChrisAUS

Tinkoff - Credit Systems

Manager: Omar Piscina

22Klimov, SergueiRUS

23Gottfried, AlexanderGER

24Chernetskiy, IlyaRUS

25Mazzanti, LucaITA

26Riccio, BernardoITA

27Graziato, MassimoITA

CSF Group Navigare

Manager : Fabiano Fontanelli

31Savini, FilippoITA

32Priamo, MatteoITA

33Tomei, FrancescoITA

34Bongiorno, RubenARG

35Richeze, MauroARG

36Richeze, MaxARG

Type 1 Cycling Team

Manager : Edward Beamon

41Aldape, MoisesMEX

42Surutkovych, AlexUKR

43Calabria, FabioAUS

44Chadwick, GlenNZL

45Kobzarenko, ValeriyUKR

46Wilson, MattAUS

47Abraham, EmileTRI

Topsport Vlaanderen

Manager: Walter Planckaert

51Coenen, JohanBEL

52De Haes, KennyBEL

53Hovelijnck, KurtBEL

54Maes, NikolasBEL

55Neyens, MaartenBEL

56Nolf, FrederiekBEL

57Renders, SvenBEL

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

Manager: Kurt Bogaerts

61O'Brien, PaidiIRL

62Cassidy, MarkIRL

63Gallagher, StephenIRL

64Lloyd, DanielGBR

65Fleeman, DanielGBR

66Lisabett, KennyBEL

67De Schrooder, KurtBEL

Irish National Team

Manager: Frank Campbell

71McCann, DavidIRL

72Griffen, PaulIRL

73Healion, PaulIRL

74Aiken, RogerIRL

75Lacey, SeanIRL

76Concannon, MicealIRL

77O'Sullivan, StephenIRL

Karpin Galicia Cycling Team

Manager: Jesus Blanco Villar

81Troncoso Sobrino, RamonESP

82Rabunal Rios, GonzaloESP

83Mouron Doldan, Juan FranciscoESP

84Fernandez Cruz, DelioESP

85Fernandez Sainz, AlbertoESP

86Abal Diego, DavidESP

87Paleo Mosquera, AlejandroESP

Manager: Brian Stephens

91Clarke, SimonAUS

92Sulzberger, WesleyAUS

93Meyer, TravisAUS

94Walker, JohnnieAUS

95Semple, AdamAUS

96King, MattAUS

97Dempster, ZakkariAUS


Manager: Piet Kuijs

101Aernouts, BartBEL

102Adams, JoeriBEL

103Berkhout, ThomasNED

104Van Poppel, BoyNED

105Sinkeldam, RamonNED

106Rabou, ThomasNED

107Van Staeyen, MichaelNED

MTN Energade

Manager: Kandice Buys

111McDonald, NeilRSA

112George, DavidRSA

113Woolcock, WaylonRSA

114Thomson, JayRSA

115Potgieter, BradleyRSA

116Evans, KevinRSA

117van Heerden, JuanRSA

Rapha Condor

Manager: John Herety

121Downing, DeanGBR

122House, KristianGBR

123Greenwood, BenGBR

124Partridge, RobGBR

125Briggs, GrahamGBR

126Appleby, DaleGBR

127Holt, SimonGBR

Pinarello CandiTV

Manager : Phil Griffiths

131Downing, RussellGBR

132Elliott, MalcomGBR

133Roche, AndyIRL

134Davis, LeeGBR

135Murray, TomGBR

136Williams, PeterGBR

137Kipling, MathewGBR

Joker Bianchi Team

Manager: Gino Van Oudenhove

141Kristoff, AlexanderNOR

142Nordhaug, Lars PetterNOR

143Stokstad, IngarNOR

144Bohler, JoachimNOR

145Vold, Sven ErikNOR

146Willman, FrederikNOR

147Sommerseth, StianNOR


Manager: Brian O'Loughlin

151O'Loughlin, DavidIRE

152Power, CiaranIRE

153Page, KieranGBR

154Jennings, CameronAUS

155Wetterhall, AlexSWE

156Ericsson, FredrikSWE

157Irvine, MartynIRL


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