Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's road race start list

Provisional list of riders taking part in the men's road race on August 6 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro commence on Saturday August 6, with the men's cycling road race being one of the first events to award medals.

A total of 144 men will line up for the road events - which comprise road race (Saturday August 6) and time trial (on Wednesday August 10).

The men will tackle 237.5 kilometres on a route that includes two circuits at each end of a stretch of coast road. The first features the Grumari climb (1.2km, average 7 per cent) and the dragging Grota Funda (2.1km, average 4.5 per cent). The second circuit features a longer climb in the form of the Vista Chinesa (8.5km, average 5.7 per cent), which is tackled three times.

Men's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Men's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 champion Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) has retired and will not be present to defend his title. However, silver medallist Rigoberto Uran is part of a strong Colombian line-up.

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Algeria

Abderrahmane Mansouri

Youcef Reguigui

Argentina

Daniel Diaz

Maximiliano Richeze

Eduardo Sepulveda

Australia

Simon Clarke

Rohan Dennis

Richie Porte

Austria

Stefan Denifl

Georg Preidler

Azerbaijan

Maksym Averin

Belarus

Vasil Kiryienka

Kanstantsin Siutsou

Belgium

Laurens De Plus

Philippe Gilbert

Serge Pauwels

Greg Van Avermaet

Tim Wellens

Brazil

Murilo Fischer

Kleber Ramos

Bulgaria

Stefan Hristov

Canada

Antoine Duchesne

Hugo Houle

Michael Woods

Chile

Jose Rodriguez

Colombia

Esteban Chaves

Sergio Henao

Miguel Lopez

Jarlinson Pantano

Rigoberto Uran

Costa Rica

Andrey Amador

Croatia

Kristijan Durasek

Matija Kvasina

Czech Reupblic

Jan Barta

Leopold Konig

Zdenek Stybar

Petr Vakoc

Denmark

Jakob Fuglsang

Christopher Juul Jensen

Chris Anker Sorensen

Dominican Republic

Diego Milan

Ecuador

Byron Guama

Eritrea

Daniel Teklehaimanot

Estonia

Tanel Kangert

Rein Taaramae

Ethiopia

Tsgabo Grmay

France

Julian Alaphilippe

Warren Barguil

Romain Bardet

Alexis Vuillermoz

Germany

Emanuel Buchmann

Simon Geschke

Maximilian Levy

Tony Martin

Great Britain

Steve Cummings

Chris Froome

Ian Stannard

Geraint Thomas

Adam Yates

Greece

Ioannis Tamouridis

Guatemala

Manuel Rodas

Hong Kong

King Lok Cheung

Ireland

Daniel Martin

Nicolas Roche

Iran

Ghader Mizbani

Arvin Moazemi

Mirsamad Pourseyedi

Italy

Fabio Aru

Damiano Caruso

Alessandro De Marchi

Vincenzo Nibali

Diego Rosa

Japan

Yukiya Arashiro

Kohei Uchima

Kazakhstan

Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev

Andrey Zeits

Korea

Ok Cheol Kim

Joon Yong Seo

Latvia

Aleksejs Saramotins

Toms Skujins

Lithuania

Ignatas Konovalovas

Ramunas Navardauskas

Luxembourg

Frank Schleck

Mexico

Luis Lemus

Morocco

Anass Ait El Abdia

Soufiane Haddi

Mouhssine Lahsaini

Namibia

Dan Craven

Netherlands

Tom Dumoulin

Steven Kruijswijk

Wout Poels

Bauke Mollema

New Zealand

George Bennett

Norway

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Sven Erik Bystrom

Vegard Stake Laengen

Lars Petter Nordhaug

Poland

Maciej Bodnar

Michal Golas

Michal Kwiatkowski

Rafal Majka

Portugal

Andre Cardoso

Rui Costa

Jose Mendes

Nelson Oliveria

Puerto Rico

Brian Babilonia

Romania

Serghei Tvetcov

Russia

Sergei Chernetckii

Pavel Kochetkov

Rwanda

Adrien Niyonshuti

Serbia

Ivan Stevic

Slovakia

Patrik Tybor

Slovenia

Matej Mohoric

Jan Polanc

Primoz Roglic

Simon Spilak

South Africa

Daryl Impey

Louis Meintjes

Spain

Jonathan Castroviejo

Imanol Erviti

Jon Izagirre

Joaquim Rodriguez

Alejandro Valverde

Switzerland

Michael Albasini

Fabian Cancellara

Steve Morabito

Sebastian Reichenbach

Tunisia

Ali Nouisri

Turkey

Onur Balkan

Ahmet Orken

Ukraine

Andrei Grivko

Denys Kostyuk

Mark Padun

United Arab Emirates

Yousef Mohamed Mirza

United States of America

Brent Bookwalter

Taylor Phinney

Venezuela

Yonathan Monsalve

Miguel Ubeto