List of teams and cyclists in the 2006 Tour de France

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The list of teams and cyclists in the 2006 Tour de France contains the professional road bicycle racers who will compete at the 2006 Tour de France from July 1 to July 23, 2006.[1] In prior years, 21 teams of nine riders each have participated in the annual Tour de France, but following the Operación Puerto doping investigation, the Astana-Würth team as well as four individual riders (Ivan Basso (CSC), Jan Ullrich (TMO), Óscar Sevilla (TMO) and Francisco Mancebo (A2R)) were not allowed to start the race.

Discovery Channel
United States DSC
Nr. Age Pos.
1 José Azevedo 32 Portugal 19th
2 Viatcheslav Ekimov 40 Russia 84th
3 George Hincapie 33 United States 32nd
4 Egoi Martínez 28 Spain 42nd
5 Benjamín Noval 27 Spain DNF
6 Pavel Padrnos 35 Czech Republic 65th
7 Yaroslav Popovych 26 Ukraine 25th
8 José Luis Rubiera 33 Spain 92nd
9 Paolo Savoldelli 33 Italy DNF
Team manager: Johan Bruyneel
Team CSC
Denmark CSC
Nr. Age Pos.
11 Bobby Julich 34 United States DNF
12 Giovanni Lombardi 37 Italy DNF
13 Stuart O'Grady 32 Australia 91st
14 Carlos Sastre 31 Spain 4th
15 Fränk Schleck 26 Luxembourg 11th
16 Christian Vande Velde 30 United States 24th
17 Jens Voigt 34 Germany 53rd
18 David Zabriskie 27 United States 74th
Team manager: Bjarne Riis
T-Mobile Team
Germany TMO
Nr. Age Pos.
21 Andreas Klöden 30 Germany 3rd
22 Giuseppe Guerini 36 Italy 26th
23 Serhiy Honchar 35 Ukraine 52nd
24 Matthias Kessler 27 Germany 54th
25 Eddy Mazzoleni 32 Italy 27th
26 Michael Rogers 26 Australia 10th
27 Patrik Sinkewitz 25 Germany 23rd
Team manager: Olaf Ludwig
AG2R Prévoyance
France A2R
Nr. Age Pos.
31 Christophe Moreau 35 France 8th
32 José Luis Arrieta 35 Spain 28th
33 Mikel Astarloza 26 Spain 36th
34 Sylvain Calzati 27 France 34th
35 Cyril Dessel 31 France 7th
36 Samuel Dumoulin 25 France 120th
37 Simon Gerrans 26 Australia 79th
38 Stéphane Goubert 36 France 37th
Team manager: Vincent Lavenu
Gerolsteiner
Germany GST
Nr. Age Pos.
41 Levi Leipheimer 32 United States 13th
42 Markus Fothen 24 Germany 15th
43 David Kopp 27 Germany DNF
44 Sebastian Lang 26 Germany 66th
45 Ronny Scholz 28 Germany 96th
46 Georg Totschnig 35 Austria 47th
47 Fabian Wegmann 26 Germany 68th
48 Peter Wrolich 32 Austria 135th
49 Beat Zberg 35 Switzerland DNF
Team manager: Renate Holczer
Rabobank
Netherlands RAB
Nr. Age Pos.
51 Denis Menchov 28 Russia 6th
52 Michael Boogerd 34 Netherlands 14th
53 Bram de Groot 21 Netherlands DNF
54 Erik Dekker 35 Netherlands DNF
55 Juan Antonio Flecha 28 Spain 82nd
56 Óscar Freire 30 Spain DNF
57 Joost Posthuma 25 Netherlands 85th
58 Michael Rasmussen 32 Denmark 18th
59 Pieter Weening 25 Netherlands 93rd
Team managers: Theo de Rooij
Davitamon-Lotto
Belgium DVL
Nr. Age Pos.
61 Cadel Evans 29 Australia 5th
62 Mario Aerts 31 Belgium 106th
63 Christophe Brandt 29 Belgium 40th
64 Chris Horner 34 United States 64th
65 Robbie McEwen 34 Australia 116th
66 Fred Rodriguez 32 United States DNF
67 Gert Steegmans 25 Belgium 137th
68 Wim Vansevenant 34 Belgium 139th
69 Johan Van Summeren 25 Belgium 112th
Team manager: Geert Coeman
Phonak
Switzerland PHO
Nr. Age Pos.
71 Floyd Landis 30 United States DSQ
72 Bert Grabsch 31 Germany 107th
73 Robert Hunter 29 South Africa DNF
74 Nicolas Jalabert 33 France 103rd
75 Martin Perdiguero 33 Spain DNF
76 Axel Merckx 33 Belgium 31st
77 Koos Moerenhout 32 Netherlands 62nd
78 Alexandre Moos 33 Switzerland 97th
79 Víctor Hugo Peña 31 Colombia 122nd
Team manager: John Lelangue
Lampre-Fondital
Italy LAM
Nr. Age Pos.
81 Damiano Cunego 24 Italy 12th
82 Alessandro Ballan 26 Italy 67th
83 Daniele Bennati 25 Italy DNF
84 Marzio Bruseghin 32 Italy 20th
85 Salvatore Commesso 31 Italy 57th
86 Daniele Righi 30 Italy 109th
87 Paolo Tiralongo 28 Italy 70th
88 Tadej Valjavec 29 Slovenia 17th
89 Patxi Vila Errandonea 30 Spain 22nd
Team manager: Giuseppe Saronni
Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
Spain CEI
Nr. Age Pos.
91 Alejandro Valverde 26 Spain DNF
92 David Arroyo 26 Spain 21st
93 Florent Brard 30 France DNF
94 Isaac Gálvez 31 Spain DNF
95 José Garcia 33 Spain 115th
96 Vladimir Karpets 25 Russia 30th
97 Óscar Pereiro 28 Spain 2nd (awarded 1st)
98 Nicolas Portal 27 France 100th
99 Xabier Zandio 29 Spain 33rd
Team manager: José Miguel Echavarri Garcia
Quick Step-Innergetic
Belgium QSI
Nr. Age Pos.
101 Tom Boonen 25 Belgium DNF
102 Wilfried Cretskens 30 Belgium DNF
103 Steven de Jongh 28 Netherlands DNF
104 Juan Manuel Gárate 30 Spain 72nd
105 Filippo Pozzato 24 Italy 133rd
106 José Rujano 24 Venezuela DNF
107 Bram Tankink 27 Netherlands 94th
108 Matteo Tosatto 32 Italy 125th
109 Cédric Vasseur 35 France 95th
Team manager: Patrick Lefevere
Crédit Agricole
France C.A
Nr. Age Pos.
111 Pietro Caucchioli 30 Italy 16th
112 Alexander Botcharov 31 Russia 49th
113 Anthony Charteau 27 France 114th
114 Julian Dean 31 New Zealand 128th
115 Jimmy Engoulvent 26 France DNF
116 Patrice Halgand 32 France 48th
117 Sébastien Hinault 32 France 113th
118 Thor Hushovd 28 Norway 121st
119 Christophe Le Mével 25 France 76th
Team manager: Roger Legeay
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Spain EUS
Nr. Age Pos.
121 Iban Mayo 28 Spain DNF
122 Iker Camaño 27 Spain 35th
123 Unai Etxebarría 33 Venezuela 127th
124 Aitor Hernández 24 Spain 136th
125 Iñaki Isasi 29 Spain 71st
126 Íñigo Landaluze 29 Spain 50th
127 David López 25 Spain DNF
128 Gorka Verdugo 27 Spain 75th
129 Haimar Zubeldia 29 Spain 9th
Team manager: Miguel Madaragia
Cofidis
France COF
Nr. Age Pos.
131 David Moncoutié 31 France 58th
132 Stéphane Augé 31 France 123rd
133 Jimmy Casper 28 France 138th
134 Sylvain Chavanel 27 France 45th
135 Arnaud Coyot 24 France 130th
136 Cristian Moreni 33 Italy 44th
137 Iván Parra 30 Colombia 43rd
138 Rik Verbrugghe 31 Belgium DNF
139 Bradley Wiggins 26 United Kingdom 124th
Team manager: Eric Boyer
Saunier Duval-Prodir
Spain SDV
Nr. Age Pos.
141 Gilberto Simoni 34 Italy 60th
142 David Cañada 31 Spain DNF
143 David de la Fuente 25 Spain 56th
144 José Gómez Marchante 26 Spain DNF
145 Rubén Lobato 27 Spain 46th
146 David Millar 29 United Kingdom 59th
147 Riccardo Riccò 22 Italy 98th
148 Christophe Rinero 32 France 41st
149 Francisco Ventoso 24 Spain 78th
Team manager: Mauro Gianetti
Française des Jeux
France FDJ
Nr. Age Pos.
151 Sandy Casar 27 France 69th
152 Carlos da Cruz 31 France 77th
153 Bernhard Eisel 25 Austria 108th
154 Philippe Gilbert 23 Belgium 110th
155 Sébastien Joly 27 France DNF
156 Gustav Larsson 25 Sweden 105th
157 Thomas Lövkvist 22 Sweden 63rd
158 Christophe Mengin 37 France 131st
159 Benoît Vaugrenard 24 France 87th
Team manager: Marc Madiot
Liquigas
Italy LIQ
Nr. Age Pos.
161 Danilo Di Luca 30 Italy DNF
162 Michael Albasini 25 Switzerland 118th
163 Magnus Bäckstedt 31 Sweden DNF
164 Patrick Calcagni 28 Switzerland 129th
165 Kjell Carlström 29 Finland 132nd
166 Stefano Garzelli 33 Italy 55th
167 Matej Mugerli 25 Slovenia 119th
168 Luca Paolini 29 Italy 101st
169 Manuel Quinziato 26 Italy 80th
Team manager: Roberto Amadio
Bouygues Télécom
France BTL
Nr. Age Pos.
171 Thomas Voeckler 27 France 89th
172 Walter Bénéteau 33 France 111th
173 Laurent Brochard 38 France DNF
174 Pierrick Fédrigo 27 France 29th
175 Anthony Geslin 26 France 88th
176 Laurent Lefèvre 29 France 38th
177 Jérôme Pineau 26 France 83rd
178 Didier Rous 35 France 73rd
179 Matthieu Sprick 24 France 51st
Team manager: Jean-René Bernaudeau
Team Milram
Italy MRM
Nr. Age Pos.
181 Erik Zabel 35 Germany 86th
182 Mirko Celestino 32 Italy DNF
183 Ralf Grabsch 33 Germany 102nd
184 Andriy Grivko 22 Ukraine DNF
185 Maxim Iglinsky 25 Kazakhstan DNF
186 Christian Knees 25 Germany 104th
187 Fabio Sacchi 32 Italy DNF
188 Björn Schröder 25 Germany 81st
189 Marco Velo 32 Italy 99th
Team manager: Gianluigi Stanga
Agritubel
France AGR
Nr. Age Pos.
191 Juan Miguel Mercado 27 Spain DNF
192 Manuel Calvente 29 Spain 90th
193 Cédric Coutouly 26 France 134th
194 Moisés Dueñas 25 Spain 61st
195 Eduardo Gonzalo 22 Spain 117th
196 Christophe Laurent 28 France 126th
197 José Alberto Martínez 29 Spain DNF
198 Samuel Plouhinec 30 France DNF
199 Benoît Salmon 32 France 39th
Team manager: David Fornes

Facts about the riders[edit]

  • 26 countries were represented. France has the most riders, with 36 from the total of 176.
  • Bouygues Télécom is only team with all nine riders from the same country.
  • Team CSC is only team without rider from the country the team is from (Denmark)
  • 31 riders who have already completed Giro: Ekimov, Padrnos, Rubiera, Savoldelli, Julich, Lombardi, Sastre, Voigt, Kessler, Calzati, Peña, Cunego, Bruseghin, Tiralongo, Valjavec, Vila Errandonea, Garate, Botcharov, Halgand, Lopez, Parra, Simoni, Lobato, Casar, da Cruz, Larsson, Di Luca, Calcagni, Lefevre, Knees, Sacchi
  • 11 riders who took part in Giro but abandoned: Honchar, Rogers, Scholz, Rasmussen, Brandt, McEwen, Merckx, Rujano, Moreni, Verbrugghe, Gilbert
  • Following a non-start from Jan Ullrich, it is the first time since 1999 that the race has not included a former Tour de France winner.
  • Five riders have won Grand Tour: Garzelli (Giro 2000), Simoni (Giro 2001 and 2003), Savoldelli (Giro 2002 and 2005), Cunego (Giro 2004) and Menchov (Vuelta 2005)
  • Three riders have won points competition in Tour de France: Zabel (1996 to 2001), McEwen (2002 and 2004) and Hushovd (2005)
  • Two riders have won mountains classification in Tour de France: Rinero (1998) and Rasmussen (2005)
  • Four riders have won under-25 classification in Tour de France: Salmon (1999), Menchov (2003), Karpets (2004) and Popovych (2005)
  • Eleven riders had worn maillot jaune before: Vasseur, Zabel, O'Grady, Millar, Moreau, Voigt, Peña, Hushovd, McEwen, Voeckler and Zabriskie.
  • Riders in maillot jaune for the first time during 2006 Tour: Hincapie, Boonen, Honchar, Dessel, Landis and Pereiro.
  • At the start, riders who had won a stage in Tour de France: Ekimov, Zabel, Boogerd, Vasseur, Brochard, Mengin, Rous, O'Grady, Bäckstedt, Guerini, Commesso, McEwen, Millar, Dekker, Moreau, Verbrugghe, Voigt, Freire, Halgand, Hushovd, Mayo, Flecha, Sastre, Simoni, Boonen, Pozzato, Moncoutié, Mercado, Zabriskie, Weening, Rasmussen, Valverde, Totschnig, Hincapie, Pereiro and Savoldelli.
  • New stage winners during the Tour: Casper, Kessler, Honchar, Calzati, Menchov, Popovych, Fedrigo, Schleck, and Landis. (Note: Popovych was part of the Discovery Channel team that won the time trial stage in the 2005 Tour de France. However it's his first individual stage victory. There are other riders as well who have been part of winning team in TTT but haven't won an individual stage)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/tour-de-france/2006/standing_dsc460.shtml (Used for final GC Positions)

  1. ^ Tour de France 2006