The official list of starters for the 2012 Tour de France has now been released ahead of the opening prologue time trial in Liege on Saturday, June 30.

Each of the 22 teams comprises nine riders apiece, bringing the total number of participants to 198.

Defending 2011 Tour champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) wears the number one plate.

Five British riders have been confirmed for the 2012 Tour: Steve Cummings (BMC Racing), Mark Cavendish (Sky), Bradley Wiggins (Sky), Chris Froome (Sky) and David Millar (Garmin-Barracuda).

The 2012 Tour de France concludes on Sunday July 22 in Paris.  

Abandoned riders’ names appear in italics, with stage number they withdrew.



BMC Racing (USA)

1 Cadel Evans (Aus)

2 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)

3 Steve Cummings (GBr)

4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)

5 George Hincapie (USA)

6 Amael Moinard (Fra)

7 Manuel Quinziato (Ita)

8 Michael Schar (Swi)

9 Tejay van Garderen (USA)



RadioShack-Nissan (Luxembourg)

ABANDON: 11 Frank Schleck (Lux) (Pau rest day)

ABANDON: 12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) (stage 11)

ABANDON: 13 Tony Gallopin (Fra) (stage 13)

14 Chris Horner (USA)

15 Andreas Kloden (Ger)

16 Maxime Monfort (Bel)

17 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)

18 Jens Voigt (Ger)

19 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)



Europcar
 (France)

21 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)

22 Yukiya Arashiro (Jap)

ABANDON: 23 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) (stage 15)

24 Cyril Gautier (Fra)

25 Yohann Gene (Fra)

ABANDON: 26 Vincent Jerome (Fra) (stage 15)

27 Christophe Kern (Fra)

28 Davide Malacarne (Ita)

29 Pierre Rolland (Fra)



Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spain)

ABANDON: 31 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) (stage 8)

ABANDON: 32 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) (stage 6)

33 Jorge Azanza (Spa)

34 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa)

35 Egoi Martinez (Spa)

36 Ruben Perez (Spa)

ABANDON: 37 Amets Txurruka (Spa) (stage 7)

38 Pablo Urtasun (Spa)

ABANDON: 39 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) (stage 8)



Lampre-ISD 
(Italy)

41 Michele Scarponi (Ita)

42 Grega Bole (Slo)

43 Danilo Hondo (Ger)

ABANDON: 44 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) (stage 11)

ABANDON: 45 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) (stage 10)

46 Marco Marzano (Ita)

ABANDON: 47 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) (stage 11)

48 Simone Stortoni (Ita)

ABANDON: 49 Davide Vigano (Ita) (stage 6)



Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy)

51 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)

52 Ivan Basso (Ita)

53 Federico Canuti (Ita)

54 Kristijan Koren (Slo)

55 Dominik Nerz (Ger)

56 Daniel Oss (Ita)

57 Peter Sagan (Svk)

58 Sylwester Szmyd (Pol)

59 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)



Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
 (USA)

ABANDON: 61 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) (stage 7)

ABANDON: 62 Tom Danielson (USA) (stage 6)

63 Tyler Farrar (USA)

ABANDON: 64 Robbie Hunter (RSA) (stage 7)

65 Dan Martin (Irl)

66 David Millar (GBr)

67 Christian Vande Velde (USA)

68 Johan Vansummeren (Bel)

69 David Zabriskie (USA)



Ag2r La Mondiale
 (France)

71 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)

72 Maxime Bouet (Fra)

73 Mickael Cherel (Fra)

ABANDON: 74 Hubert Dupont (Fra) (stage 7)

75 Sebastien Hinault (Fra)

76 Blel Kadri (Fra)

77 Sebastien Minard (Fra)

78 Christophe Riblon (Fra)

79 Nicolas Roche (Irl)



Cofidis
 (France)

81 Rein Taaramae (Est)

ABANDON: 82 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) (stage 10)

83 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)

84 Nicolas Edet (Fra)

85 Julien Fouchard (Fra)

86 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel)

87 Luis Angel Mate (Spa)

ABANDON: 88 David Moncoutie (Fra) (stage 12)

89 Romain Zingle (Bel)



Saur-Sojasun
 (France)

91 Jerome Coppel (Fra)

ABANDON: 92 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) (stage 7)

93 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)

94 Brice Feillu (Fra)

95 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)

96 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)

97 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra)

98 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra)

99 Julien Simon (Fra)



Sky
 (Great Britain)

101 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)

102 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)

103 Mark Cavendish (GBr)

104 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)

105 Chris Froome (GBr)

106 Christian Knees (Ger)

107 Richie Porte (Aus)

108 Michael Rogers (Aus)

ABANDON: 109 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) (stage 3)



Lotto-Belisol
 (Belgium)

111 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel)

112 Lars Bak (Den)

113 Francis De Greef (Bel)

114 Andre Greipel (Ger)

115 Adam Hansen (Aus)

116 Greg Henderson (NZl)

117 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)

118 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)

119 Jelle Vanendert (Bel)



Vacansoleil-DCM (Netherlands)

ABANDON: 121 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) (stage 11)

122 Kris Boeckmans (Bel)

123 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)

ABANDON: 124 Gustav Larsson (Swe) (stage 11)

125 Marco Marcato (Ita)

ABANDON: 126 Wout Poels (Ned) (stage 6)

ABANDON: 127 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) (stage 11)

128 Rafael Valls (Spa)

ABANDON: 129 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) (stage 15)



Katusha (Russia)

131 Denis Menchov (Rus)

132 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)

ABANDON: 133 Oscar Freire (Spa) (stage 7)

ABANDON: 134 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) (stage 16)

135 Joan Horrach (Spa)

136 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr)

137 Luca Paolini (Ita)

138 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus)

139 Eduard Vorganov (Rus)



FDJ-BigMat
 (France)

141 Sandy Casar (Fra)

142 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)

ABANDON: 143 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) (Stage 15)

144 Matthieu Ladagnou(Fra)

145 Cedric Pineau (Fra)

146 Thibaut Pinot (Fra)

147 Anthony Roux (Fra)

148 Jeremy Roy (Fra)

149 Arthur Vichot (Fra)



Rabobank (Netherlands)

ABANDON: 151 Robert Gesink (Ned) (stage 12)

152 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned)

ABANDON: 153 Bauke Mollema (Ned) (stage 11)

ABANDON: 154 Mark Renshaw (Aus) (stage 11)

155 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)

156 Bram Tankink (Ned)

157 Laurens ten Dam (Ned)

ABANDON: 158 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) (stage 4)

ABANDON: 159 Maarten Wynants (Bel)(stage 7)



Movistar
 (Spain)

161 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)

162 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa)

163 Rui Costa (Por)

ABANDON: 164 Imanol Erviti (Spa) (stage 7)

ABANDON: 165 Ivan Gutierrez (Spa)(stage 7)

166 Vladimir Karpets (Rus)

167 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)

168 Ruben Plaza (Spa)

ABANDON: 169 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) (stage 3)



Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (Denmark)


171 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus)

172 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg)

173 Karsten Kroon (Ned)

174 Anders Lund (Den)

175 Michael Morkov (Den)

176 Nick Nuyens (Bel)

177 Sergio Paulinho (Por)

178 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den)

179 Nicki Sorensen (Den)



Astana
 (Kazakhstan)

181 Jani Brajkovic (Slo)

182 Borut Bozic (Slo)

183 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)

184 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)

185 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)

186 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe)

ABANDON: 187 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) (stage 14)

188 Dimitry Muravyev (Kaz)

189 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)



Omega Pharma-QuickStep
 (Belgium)

191 Levi Leipheimer (USA)

ABANDON: 192 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) (stage 15)

193 Dries Devenyns (Bel)

194 Kevin De Weert (Bel)

195 Bert Grabsch (Ger)

ABANDON: 196 Tony Martin (Ger) (stage 10)

197 Jerome Pineau (Fra)

198 Martin Velits (Svk)

199 Peter Velits (Svk)



Orica-GreenEdge (Australia)

201 Simon Gerrans (Aus)

202 Michael Albasini (Swi)

203 Baden Cooke (Aus)

204 Matt Goss (Aus)

205 Daryl Impey (RSA)

ABANDON: 206 Brett Lancaster (Aus) (stage 15)

207 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)

208 Stuart O’Grady (Aus)

209 Pieter Weening (Ned)



Argos-Shimano (Netherlands)

ABANDON: 211 Marcel Kittel (Ger) (stage 5)

212 Roy Curvers (Ned)

213 Koen de Kort (Ned)

ABANDON: 214 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) (stage 8)

215 Patrick Gretsch (Ger)

216 Yann Huguet (Fra)

217 Matthieu Sprick (Fra)

218 Albert Timmer (Ned)

ABANDON: 219 Tom Veelers (Ned) (stage 12)

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  • Joyce Kaye

    Waiting patiently for Orica Greenedge team announcement……..

  • Ken Evans

    I hope plenty of British fans will be travelling to the Tour this year to cheer the Brits on to victory !

  • Mike

    The same logic that gives a lot of Brit no hopers wild cards at Wimbledon.

    Also, the Tour is France’s jewel in the crown and the French public like to see French teams/riders.

    Anyway, last years Tour wild card, Europcar, lit up the race unlike a lot of the so called big boys.

    All the grand tour countries favour there own, so don’t be surprised.

  • William Hirst

    Only 2 teams each from Italy and Spain who are the two strongest nations when it comes to cycle racing yet France has 4 teams in an event that has become France’s Wimbledon. Logic anyone?