Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport has issued the official start list for the opening Grand Tour of the 2012 season, which starts in Denmark on Saturday May 5.

A total of 198 riders from 22 teams will take to the start line in Herning, Denmark on Saturday.

Bib number 108 will not be used in this year’s race as a mark of respect to Wouter Weylandt, who tragically lost his life in last year’s edition of the race whilst wearing that number.

Lampre-ISD

1 Michele Scarponi (Ita)

2 Diego Ulissi (Ita)

3 Matteo Bono (Ita)

4 Damiano Cunego (Ita)

5 Adriano Malori (Ita)

6 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol)

7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)

8 Daniele Righi (Ita)

9 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita)

Ag2r-La Mondiale

11 John Gadret (Fra)

12 Manuel Belletti (Ita)

13 Julien Berard (Fra)

14 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra)

15 Hubert Dupont (Fra)

16 Ben Gastauer (Lux)

17 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo)

18 Matteo Montaguti (Ita)

19 Mathieu Perget (Fra)

Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela

21 José Rujano (Ven)

22 Jose Serpa (Col)

23 Emanuele Sella (Ita)

24 Roberto Ferrari (Ita)

25 Fabio Felline (Ita)

26 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita)

27 Miguel Rubiano (Col)

28 Carlos Ochoa (Ven)

29 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven)

Astana

31 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)

32 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe)

33 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)

34 Simone Ponzi (Ita)

35 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz)

36 Andrey Zeits (Kaz)

37 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel)

38 Egor Silin (Rus)

39 Tanel Kangert (Est)

BMC Racing Team

41 Thor Hushovd (Nor)

42 Mathias Frank (Sui)

43 Alessandro Ballan (Ita)

44 Taylor Phinney (USA)

45 Marco Pinotti (Ita)

46 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita)

47 Ivan Santaromita (Sui)

48 Johann Tschopp (Sui)

49 Danilo Wyss (Sui)

Colnago-CSF Inox

51 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)

52 Sacha Modolo (Ita)

53 Enrico Battaglin (Ita)

54 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)

55 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita)

56 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita)

57 Stefano Locatelli (Ita)

58 Angelo Pagani (Ita)

59 Marco Canola (Ita)

Euskaltel-Euskadi

61 Mikel Nieve (Spa)

62 Adrian Saez De Arregui (Spa)

63 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa)

64 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa)

65 Pierre Cazaux (Fra)

66 Victor Cabedo (Spa)

67 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa)

68 Amets Txurruka (Spa)

69 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa)

Farnese Vini-Selle Italia

71 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)

72 Oscar Gatto (Ita)

73 Francesco Failli (Ita)

74 Matteo Rabottini (Ita)

75 Andrea Guardini (Ita)

76 Elia Favilli (Ita)

77 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita)

78 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)

79 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel)

FDJ-BigMat

81 Sandy Casar (Fra)

82 Mickael Delage (Fra)

83 Arnaud Demare (Fra)

84 William Bonnet (Fra)

85 Francis Mourey (Fra)

86 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)

87 Gabriel Rasch (Nor)

88 Dominique Rollin (Can)

89 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)

Garmin-Barracuda

91 Tyler Farrar (USA

92 Thomas Dekker (Ned

93 Jack Bauer (NZl)

94 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu)

95 Ryder Hesjedal (Can)

96 Robert Hunter (RSA)

97 Alex Rasmussen (Den)

98 Peter Stetina (USA)

99 Christian Vande Velde (USA)

Orica-GreenEdge

100 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus)

101 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn)

102 Jack Bobridge (Aus)

103 Daryl Impey (RSA)

104 Jens Keukeleire (Bel)

105 Brett Lancaster (Aus)

106 Christian Meier (Can)

107 Svein Tuft (Can)

109 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)

Katusha

111 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa)

112 Pavel Brutt (Rus)

113 Juan Horrach (Spa)

114 Alexander Kristoff (Nor)

115 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr)

116 Alberto Losada (Spa)

117 Daniel Moreno (Spa)

118 Gatis Smukulis (Lat)

119 Angel Vicioso (Spa)

Liquigas-Cannondale

121 Ivan Basso (Ita)

122 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)

123 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)

124 Eros Capecchi (Ita)

125 Damiano Caruso (Ita)

126 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita)

127 Cristiano Salerno (Ita)

128 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)

129 Elia Viviani (Ita)

Lotto-Belisol

131 Bart De clercq (Bel)

132 Brian Bulgac (Ned)

133 Francis De Greef (Bel)

134 Kenny De Haes (Bel)

135 Gert Dockx (Bel)

136 Adam Hansen (Aus)

137 Olivier Kaisen (Bel)

138 Gianni Meersman (Bel)

139 Dennis Vanendert (Bel)

Movistar

141 Giovanni Visconti (Ita)

142 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc)

143 José Herrada (Spa)

144 Benat Intxausti (Spa)

145 Pablo Lastras (Spa)

146 Sergio Pardilla (Spa)

147 Nairo Quintana (Col)

148 Branislau Samoilau (Blr)

149 Francisco Ventoso (Spa)

Omega Pharma-QuickStep

151 Marco Bandiera (Ita)

152 Dario Cataldo (Ita)

153 Francesco Chicchi (Ita)

154 Michal Golas (Pol)

155 Nikolas Maes (Bel)

156 Serge Pauwels (Bel)

157 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol)

158 Martin Velits (Svk)

159 Julien Vermote (Bel)

Rabobank

161 Mark Renshaw (Aus)

162 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa)

163 Theo Bos (Ned)

164 Tom Leezer (Ned)

165 Stef Clement (Ned)

166 Grischa Niermann (Ger)

167 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned)

168 Jos Van Emden (Ned)

169 Dennis Van Winden (Ned)

RadioShack-Nissan

171 Frank Schleck (Lux)

172 Jan Bakelandts (Bel)

173 Daniele Bennati (Ita)

174 Ben Hermans (Bel)

175 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita)

176 Nelson Oliveira (Por)

177 Thomas Rohregger (Aut)

178 Jesse Sergent (NZl)

179 Oliver Zaugg (Sui)

Sky

181 Mark Cavendish (GBr)

182 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)

183 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa)

184 Sergio Henao (Col)

185 Peter Kennaugh (GBr)

186 Ian Stannard (GBr)

187 Jeremy Hunt (GBr)

188 Geraint Thomas (GBr)

189 Rigoberto Uran (Col)

NetApp

191 Cesare Benedetti (Ita)

192 Jan Barta (Cze)

193 Timon Seubert (Ger)

194 Markus Eichler (Ger)

195 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol)

196 Reto Hollenstein (Sui)

197 Andreas Dietziker (Sui)

198 Matthias Brandle (Aut)

199 Daniel Schorn (Aut)

Saxo Bank

201 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)

202 Anders Lund (Den)

203 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)

204 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den)

205 Juan José Haedo (Arg)

206 Luke Roberts (Aus)

207 Mads Christensen (Den)

208 Manuele Boaro (Ita)

209 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg)

Vacansoleil-DCM

211 Matteo Carrara (Ita)

212 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)

213 Romain Feillu (Fra)

214 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb)

215 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe)

216 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol)

217 Martijn Keizer (Ned)

218 Martin Mortensen (Den)

219 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)

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Giro d’Italia 2012: Coverage index