Italy's Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) will face stiff competition as he looks to defend his European road race title, as a number of high-profile riders have travelled to Alkmaar in the Netherlands for the 2019 European Championships.
Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) lines up for the host nation, looking to add to his stage win at the recent Tour de France, while German sprinter Pascal Ackermann (B0ra-Hansgrohe) is another strong contender, his 2019 already a success after picking up two stages and the points classification at the Giro d'Italia.
Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) has said he will ride in support of Tour de Yorkshire winner Chris Lawless (Ineos), with the Great Britain team also featuring Luke Rowe (Ineos), Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) and Adam Blythe (Lotto-Soudal).
Here is the full start list for the European Championships men's road race 2019.
LE GAC Olivier
VAN BAARLE Dylan
HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich
IVERSEN Rasmus Byriel
ANDERSEN Asbjørn Kragh
SCHMIDT Mads Würtz
BYSTRØM Sven Erik
TILLER Rasmus Fossum
CULLY Jan Andrej
DA SILVA Tiago
PELIKÁN János Zsombor
GROSU Eduard Michael
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