A total of 22 teams will line up to take part in the 2011 Tour de France on Saturday, July 2.

Eighteen of the squads are UCI Pro Team squads and the remaining four – all French Professional Continental outfits – were handed wildcard places by race organiser ASO.

Each team comprises of nine riders, bringing the total number of competitors to 198.  

Looking for a list of riders for the 2011 Tour de France? Check out our Tour team tracker>>

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John Gadret, Giro d

Ag2r La Mondiale


Country: France

Sponsor: Insurance/pensions

Kit: Kuota bikes, SRAM groupset, Reynolds wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Vincent Lavenu

Website: www.ag2r-cyclisme.com

Watch out for: Nicolas Roche (Irl), John Gadret (Fra)

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Roman Kreuziger

Astana

Country:
Kazakhstan

Sponsor: Consortium of Kazakh companies

Kit: Specialized bikes, SRAM groupset, Corima wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Giuseppe Martinelli

Website: http://proteam-astana.com

Watch out for: Roman Kreuziger (Cze), Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)

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Cadel Evans, Criterium du Dauphine 2011, stage six

BMC Racing

Country:
USA

Sponsor: Bike manufacturer

Kit: BMC bikes, Shimano groupset, Easton wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Jim Ochowicz

Website: www.bmc-racing.com

Watch out for: Cadel Evans (Aus)

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Samuel Dumoulin wins Volta a Catalunya 2011 stage five

Cofidis

Country:
France

Sponsor: Loan company

Kit: Look bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Fulcrum wheels

Category: Wildcard, UCI Professional Continental

Manager: Eric Boyer

Website: www.equipe-cofidis.com

Watch out for: Samuel Dumoulin (Fra), David Moncoutié (Fra)

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Christophe Kern wins, Criterium du Dauphine 2011, stage five

Europcar

Country:
France

Sponsor: Car hire company

Kit: Colnago bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Campagnolo wheels

Category: Wildcard, UCI Professional Continental

Manager: Jean-René Bernaudeau

Website: http://en.teameuropcar.com/

Watch out for: Thomas Voeckler (Fra), Christophe Kern (Fra), Anthony Charteau (Fra)

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Samuel Sanchez, stage one, Criterium International 2011

Euskaltel-Euskadi

Country:
Spain

Sponsor: Regional telephone company

Kit: Orbea bikes, Shimano groupset, Shimano wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano

Website: www.fundacioneuskadi.com

Watch out for: Samuel Sanchez (Spa), Igor Anton (Spa)

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Sandy Casar wins, Tour de France 2010, stage 9

FDJ

Country: France

Sponsor: French national lottery

Kit: Lapierre bikes, Shimano groupset, Shimano wheels

Category: Wildcard, UCI Professional Continental

Manager: Marc Madiot

Website: www.equipecyclistefdj.fr

Watch out for: Sandy Casar (Fra)

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Ryder Hesjedal, Stage three time trial, Criterium International 2011

Garmin-Cervélo

Country:
USA

Sponsor: GPS systems, bike manufacturer

Kit: Cervelo bikes, SRAM groupset, Mavic wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Jonathan Vaughters

Website: www.slipstreamsports.com

Watch out for: Tyler Farrar (USA), Thor Hushovd (Nor), Christian Vande Velde (USA), Ryder Hesjedal (Can)

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Mark Cavendish wins stage 10, Giro d

HTC-Highroad

Country:
USA

Sponsor: Communication device manufacturer

Kit: Specialized bikes, Shimano groupset, own wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Bob Stapleton, Rolf Aldag

Website: www.highroadsports.com

Watch out for: Mark Cavendish (GB), Tony Martin (Ger)

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Alexandr Kolobnev 2011

Katusha

Country: Russia

Sponsor: Russian Global Cycling Proeject backed by various Russian businesses

Kit: Focus bikes, SRAM groupset, Vision wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager:
Serge Parsani

Website: www.katushateam.com

Watch out for: Vladimir Karpets (Rus), Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus)


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Damiano Cunego on the attack, Tour de Suisse 2011, stage three

Lampre-ISD

Country: Italy

Sponsor: Sheet metal manufacturer

Kit: Wilier bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Fulcrum wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Giuseppe Saronni

Website: www.teamlampreisd.com

Watch out for: Damiano Cunego (Ita), Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)

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Andy Schleck in escape, Tour de Suisse 2011, stage three

Leopard-Trek

Country: Luxembourg

Sponsor: Bicycle manufacturer

Kit: Trek bikes, SRAM groupset, Bontrager wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Kim Andersen, Bryan Nygaard

Website: www.leopardtrek.lu

Watch out for: Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Andy Schleck (Lux), Frank Schleck (Lux)

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Ivan Basso, Giro d

Liquigas-Cannondale

Country: Italy

Sponsor: Bottled gas company, bike manufacturer

Kit: Cannondale bikes, SRAM groupset, Mavic wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Roberto Amadio

Website: www.teamliquigas.com

Watch out for: Ivan Basso (Ita)

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Juan Mauricio Soler wins, Tour de Suisse 2011, stage two

Movistar

Country: Spain

Sponsor: Mobile phone operator

Kit: Pinarello bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Campagnolo wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Eusebio Unzue Labiano

Website: www.movistarteam.com

Watch out for: Jose Rojas (Spa)

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Philippe Gilbert wins Fleche Wallonne 2011

Omega Pharma-Lotto

Country: Belgium

Sponsor: Pharmaceutical company, national lottery

Kit: Canyon bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Mavic wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Geert Coeman

Website: www.omegapharma-lotto.be

Watch out for: Philippe Gilbert (Bel), Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel)

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Chavanel solo, Tour of Flanders 2011

Quick Step

Country: Belgium

Sponsor: Flooring company

Kit: Merckx bikes, Campagnolo groupset, Campagnolo wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Patrick Lefevere

Website: www.quickstepcycling.eu

Watch out for: Tom Boonen (Bel), Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)

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Robert Gesink solo win, Tour of Oman 2011, stage 5

Rabobank

Country: Netherlands

Sponsor: Bank

Kit: Giant bikes, Shimano groupset, Shimano wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Harold Knebel

Website: www.rabosport.nl

Watch out for: Robert Gesink (Ned), Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)

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Levi Leipheimer, Volta a Catalunya 2011, stage four

Radioshack

Country: USA

Sponsor: Electrical and electronics retailer

Kit: Trek bikes, SRAM groupset, Bontrager wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Johan Bruyneel

Website: www.teamradioshack.com

Watch out for: Levi Leipheimer (USA), Chris Horner (USA), Andreas Kloden (Ger)

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Jerome Coppel, Criterium du Dauphine 2011, prologue

Saur-Sojasun

Country: France

Sponsor: Water management services, soya food company

Kit: Time bikes, SRAM groupset, Corima wheels

Category: Wildcard, UCI Professional Continental

Manager: Stéphane Heulot

Website: www.saur-sojasun.com

Watch out for: Jérôme Coppel (Fra)

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Alberto Contador wins, Giro d

Saxo Bank-Sungard

Country: Denmark

Sponsor: Bank, IT company

Kit: Specialized bikes, SRAM groupset, Zipp wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Bjarne Riis

Website: www.saxobank-sungard.com

Watch out for: Alberto Contador (Spa), Richie Porte (Aus)

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Bradley Wiggins, Criterium du Dauphine 2011, stage one

Sky

Country: Great Britain

Sponsor: Satellite broadcaster

Kit: Pinarello bikes, Shimano groupset, Shimano wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: David Brailsford

Website: www.teamsky.com

Watch out for: Bradley Wiggins (GB), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor), Geraint Thomas (GB), Ben Swift (GB)

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Lieuwe Westra, Tour de Romandie 2011, stage four ITT

Vacansoleil-DCM

Country: Netherlands

Sponsor: Camping holiday company, farm supplies

Kit: Ridley bikes, SRAM groupset, Fast Forward wheels

Category: UCI Pro Team

Manager: Dan Luijkx

Website: www.vacansoleildcm.com

Watch out for: Romain Feillu (Fra), Stijn Devolder (Bel)

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Related links

Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

  • pat curtis

    Very informative and well laid out