Vuelta a España 2015 start list

Chris Froome will face off against the likes of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru at the Vuelta a España, starting on August 22

The peloton on stage six of the 2014 Tour of Spain (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

The squad lists for the Vuelta a España are already trickling in and by the look of it we are in for one of the best lineups in many years for the race that starts on August 22.

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will lock horns once again with Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, both of whom will ride for Movistar, and Vincenzo Nibali, of Astana, who finished second, third and fourth respectively at the Tour.

Nibali will be joined by the two riders who finished second and third at the Giro d'Italia, Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa, as Astana name a very strong squad for the final Grand Tour of the year.

Tejay van Garderen is another big name general classification contender in the mix in Spain after being forced to abandon the Tour de France early.

Here is a look at a preliminary start list.

Astana (Kazakhstan)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Specialized bikes, Campagnolo components

Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)

astana 2015

Fabio Aru (Ita)

Mikel Landa (Esp)

Dario Cataldo (Ita)

Diego Rosa (Ita)

Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp)

Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)

Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)

Andrey Zeits (Kaz)

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Ag2r La Mondiale (France)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Focus bikes, SRAM components

Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)

ag2r 2015

Gediminas Bagdonas (Lit)

Mikael Cherel (Fra)

Johan Vansummeren (Bel)

Alexis Gougeard (Fra)

Blel Kadri (Fra)

Sebastian Minard (Fra)

Matteo Montaguti (Ita)

Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)

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FDJ (France)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Lapierre bikes, Shimano components

Arnaud Courteille (Fra)

fdj 2015

Mickael Velage (Fra)

Kenny Elissonde (Fra)

Murislo Fischer (Bra)

Olivier Le Gac (Fra)

Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra)

Laurent Pichon (Fra)

Kevin Reza (Fra)

Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)

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Team Sky (Great Britain)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Pinarello bikes, Shimano components

Chris Froome (GBr)

sky 2015

Geraint Thomas (Gbr)

Nicolas Roche (Ire)

Vasil Kiryienka (Bel)

Christian Knees (Ger)

Mikel Nieve (Esp)

Ian Boswell (USA)

Sergio Henao (Col)

Salvatore Puccio (Ita)

>>> More on Team Sky

Tinkoff-Saxo (Russia)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Specialized bikes, Shimano components

Rafal Majka (Pol)

tinkoff saxo TDF 2015

Peter Sagan (Svk)

Jesper Hansen (Den)

Sergio Paulinho (Por)

Pawel Poljanski (Pol)

Daniele Bennati (Ita)

Maciej Bodnar (Pol)

Pavel Brutt (Rus)

Jay McCarthy (Aus)

>>> More on Tinkoff-Saxo

Movistar (Spain)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Canyon bikes, Campagnolo components

Nairo Quintana (Col)

movistar 2015

Alejandro Valverde (Spa)

Andrey Amador (Crc)

Giovanni Visconti (Ita)

Rory Sutherland (Aus)

Javi Moreno (Esp)

Imanol Erviti (Esp)

Fran Ventoso (Esp)

JJ Rojas (Esp)

>>> More on Movistar

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
BMC bikes, Shimano components

Tejay van Garderen (USA)

bmc 2013

Darwin Atapuma (Col)

Marcus Burghardt (Ger)

Alessandro De Marchi (Ita)

Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux)

Amael Moinard (Fra)

Joey Rosskopf (USA)

Samuel Sanchez (Esp)

Peter Velits (Svk)

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Lotto-Soudal (Belgium)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Ridley bikes, Campagnolo components

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel)

lotto belisol 2012

Kris Boeckmans (Bel)

Jasper De Buyst (Bel)

Bart De Clercq (Bel)

Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel)

Jelle Vanendert (Bel)

Maxime Monfort (Bel)

Adam Hansen (Aus)

Thomas De Gendt (Bel)

>>> More on Lotto-Soudal

Team Giant-Alpecin (Germany)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Giant bikes, Shimano components

John Degenkolb (Ger)

giant alpecin 2015

Tom Dumoulin (Ned)

Lawson Craddock (USA)

Luka Mezgec (Cze)

Johannes Frohlinger (Ger)

Koen De Kort (Ned)

Tom Stamsnijder (Ned)

Thierry Hupond (Fra)

Zico Waeytens (Bel)

>>> More on Giant-Alpecin

Team Katusha (Russia)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Canyon bikes, Shimano components

Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa)

katusha 2013

Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)

Vladimir Isaychev (Rus)

Pavel Kochetkov (Rus)

Alberto Losada (Esp)

Dani Moreno (Esp)

Egor Silin (Rus)

Angel Vicioso (Esp)

Eduard Vorganov (Rus)

>>> More on Katusha

Orica-GreenEdge (Australia)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Scott bikes, Shimano components

Jens Keukeleire (Bel)

green edge 2015

Esteban Chavez (Col)

Simon Gerrans (Aus)

Daryl Impey (Aus)

Mitch Docker (Aus)

Mathew Hayman (Aus)

Cameron Meyer (Aus)

Caleb Ewan (Aus)

Damian Howson (Aus)

>>> More on Orica-GreenEdge

Etixx-QuickStep (Belgium)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Specialized bikes, Shimano components

Maxime Bouet (Fra)

omega pharma qs 2012

Nicolas Maes (Bel)

Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)

David De la Cruz (Esp)

Iljo Keisse (Bel)

Pieter Serry (Bel)

Martin Velits (Svk)

Carlos Verona (Esp)

>>> More on Etixx-QuickStep

Team Europcar (France)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Colnago bikes, Campagnolo components

Pierre Rolland (Fra)

europcar 2013

Antoine Duschene (Can)

Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)

Yukiya Aroshiro (Jap)

Jerome Cousin (Fra)

Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)

Cyril Gautier (Fra)

Tony Hurel (Fra)

Romain Sicard (Fra)

>>> More on Europcar

Team LottoNL-Jumbo (Netherlands)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Bianchi bikes, Shimano components

Tom van Asbroeck (Ned)

lotto jumbo NL 2015

George Bennett (NZl)

Martijn Keizer (Ned)

Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned)

Timo Roosen (Ned)

Mike Teunissen (Ned)

Maarten Tjallingii (Ned)

Dennis van Winden (Ned)

Maarten Wynants (Ned)

>>> More on LottoNL-Jumbo

Trek Factory Racing (USA)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Trek bikes, Shimano components

Fabian Cancellara (Swi)

Trek Factory Racing 2015

Frank Schleck (Lux)

Jasper Stuyven (Bel)

Danny Van Poppel (Ned)

Riccardo Zoidl (Aut)

Haimar Zubeldia (Esp)

Boy Van Poppel (Ned)

Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)

Markel Irizar (Esp)

>>> More on Trek Factory Racing

Lampre-Merida (Italy)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Merida bikes, Shimano components

To be announced

lampre 2013

 

 

 

 

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Cannondale-Garmin (USA)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Cannondale bikes, Shimano components

Andrew Talansky (USA)

cannondale-garmin jersey tdf 2015

Cannondale-Garmin jersey, Tour de France 2015

(Image credit: Simon Scarsbrook)

André Cardoso (Por)

Joe Dombrowski (USA)

Alex Howes (USA)

Ben King (USA)

Dan Martin (Ire)

Matej Mohoric (Slo)

Moreno Moser (Ita)

Davide Villella (Ita)

>>> More on Cannondale-Garmin

Cofidis, Solutions Credit (France)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Orbea bikes, Shimano components

Nacer Bouhanni (Fra)

cofidis 2015

Daniel Navarro (Spa)

Yoann Bagot (Fra)

Romain Hardy (Fra)

Cyril Lemoine (Fra)

Dominique Rollin (Can)

Stephane Rossetto (Fra)

Julien Simon (Fra)

Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)

>>> More on Cofidis

IAM Cycling (Switzerland)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Scott bikes, Shimano components

Vincente Reynes (Esp)

iam 2015

Marcel Aregger (Swi)

Larry Warbasse (USA)

Matteo Pelucchi (Ita)

Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)

Jerome Coppel (Fra)

Thomas Degand (Bel)

Simon Pellaud (Swi)

David Tanner (Aus)

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Caja Rural (Spain)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:

David Arroyo (Esp)

Amets Txurruka (Esp)

Pello Bilbao (Esp)

Omar Fraile (Esp)

Ricardo Vilela (Por)

Jose Goncalves (Por)

Carlos Barbero (Esp)

Luis Mas (Esp)

Angel Madrazo (Esp)

Team Colombia (Colombia)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:

Alex Cano (Col)

Fabio Duarte (Col)

Leonardo Duque (Col)

Walter Pedraza Morales (Col)

Carlos Quintero (Col)

Brayan Ramirez (Col)

Miguel Rubiano (Col)

Rodolfo Torres (Col)

Juan Pablo Valencia (Col)

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung (South Africa)

Directeur sportifs:
Kit:
Cervelo bikes, Rotor components

Johann van Zyl (RSA)

MTN Qhubeka 2013

Kristian Sbaragli (Ita)

Steve Cummings (GBr)

Songezo Jim (RSA)

Jaco Venter (RSA)

Louis Meintjes (RSA)

Jay Robert Thomson (RSA)

Youcef Reguigui (Alg)

Natnael Berhane (Eri)

>>> More on MTN-Qhubeka