List of teams and cyclists in the 2008 Tour de France

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Country representation in 2008 Tour de France. Light green: 9−; Green: 10+
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The list of teams and cyclists in the 2008 Tour de France contains the professional road bicycle racers who will compete at the 2008 Tour de France from July 5 to July 27, 2008. Of the 18 UCI ProTour teams, only Astana was not invited. Additionally, Agritubel, Barloworld and Slipstream-Chipotle were given entries. The 20 teams invited to the race will enter a team of nine riders each, which will make up a total of 180 riders. The riders hail from 28 countries, with France (40), Spain (30) and Italy (21) having the highest representation.[1]

Teams[edit]

On July 1, the Tour de France announced the provisional start list for the 2008 Tour de France. Among the notable absentees were:

Age as of the start of race, 2008-07-05.

†: Riders eligible for the Young Riders' competition, with birthdays on or after 1 January 1983.

Silence-Lotto
Belgium SIL
Nr. Age Pos.
1 Cadel Evans 31 Australia 2
2 Mario Aerts 33 Belgium 31
3 Christophe Brandt 31 Belgium DNF-19
4 Dario Cioni 33 Italy 83
5 Leif Hoste 30 Belgium 124
6 Robbie McEwen 36 Australia 122
7 Yaroslav Popovych 28 Ukraine 24
8 Johan Van Summeren 27 Belgium 87
9 Wim Vansevenant 36 Belgium 145
Team manager: Marc Sergeant
Team CSC Saxo Bank[5]
Denmark CSC
Nr. Age Pos.
11 Carlos Sastre 33 Spain 1
12 Kurt Asle Arvesen 33 Norway 57
13 Fabian Cancellara 27 Switzerland 65
14 Volodymyr Gustov 31 Ukraine 46
15 Stuart O'Grady 34 Australia 109
16 Andy Schleck 23† Luxembourg 12
17 Fränk Schleck 28 Luxembourg 6
18 Nicki Sørensen 33 Denmark 118
19 Jens Voigt 36 Germany 37
Team manager: Bjarne Riis
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Spain EUS
Nr. Age Pos.
21 Haimar Zubeldia 31 Spain 45
22 Mikel Astarloza 28 Spain 16
23 Iñaki Isasi Flores 31 Spain 104
24 Egoi Martínez 30 Spain 50
25 Juan José Oroz 27 Spain 103
26 Rubén Pérez 26 Spain 91
27 Samuel Sánchez 30 Spain 7
28 Amets Txurruka 25 Spain 52
29 Gorka Verdugo 29 Spain 73
Team manager: Miguel Madariaga
Caisse d'Epargne
Spain GCE
Nr. Age Pos.
31 Alejandro Valverde 28 Spain 9
32 David Arroyo 28 Spain 30
33 Arnaud Coyot 27 France 115
34 José Vicente García 35 Spain 141
35 Iván Gutiérrez 29 Spain 56
36 David López 27 Spain 51
37 Óscar Pereiro 30 Spain DNF-15
38 Nicolas Portal 29 France 66
39 Luis León Sánchez 24† Spain 62
Team manager: Eusebio Unzue
Team Columbia[6]
United States THR
Nr. Age Pos.
41 Kim Kirchen 30 Luxembourg 8
42 Marcus Burghardt 25† Germany 120
43 Mark Cavendish 23† United Kingdom DNS-15
44 Gerald Ciolek 21† Germany 106
45 Bernhard Eisel 27 Austria 144
46 Adam Hansen 27 Australia 108
47 George Hincapie 35 United States 35
48 Thomas Lövkvist 24† Sweden 41
49 Kanstantsin Siutsou 25 Belarus 17
Team manager: Brian Holm
Barloworld
United Kingdom BAR
Nr. Age Pos.
51 Mauricio Soler 25† Colombia DNF-5
52 John-Lee Augustyn 21† South Africa 48
53 Félix Rafael Cárdenas 34 Colombia DNF-11
54 Giampaolo Cheula 35 Italy 88
55 Baden Cooke 29 Australia DNF-12
56 Moisés Dueñas 27 Spain DNS-11
57 Chris Froome 23† Kenya 84
58 Robert Hunter 31 South Africa 107
59 Paolo Longo Borghini 27 Italy DNF-11
Team manager: Claudio Corti
Liquigas
Italy LIQ
Nr. Age Pos.
61 Filippo Pozzato 26 Italy 67
62 Manuel Beltrán 37 Spain DNS-8
63 Francesco Chicchi 27 Italy Elim-16
64 Murilo Fischer 29 Brazil 76
65 Roman Kreuziger 22† Czech Republic 13
66 Aliaksandr Kuchynski 28 Belarus 128
67 Vincenzo Nibali 23† Italy 20
68 Manuel Quinziato 28 Italy 130
69 Frederik Willems 28 Belgium 113
Team manager: Stefano Zanatta
Lampre
Italy LAM
Nr. Age Pos.
71 Damiano Cunego 26 Italy DNS-19
72 Alessandro Ballan 28 Italy 94
73 Matteo Bono 24† Italy 117
74 Marzio Bruseghin 34 Italy 27
75 Marco Marzano 28 Italy 92
76 Massimiliano Mori 34 Italy 140
77 Daniele Righi 32 Italy 127
78 Sylvester Szmyd 30 Poland 26
79 Paolo Tiralongo 30 Italy 49
Team manager: Giuseppe Saronni
Crédit Agricole
France C.A
Nr. Age Pos.
81 Thor Hushovd 30 Norway 99
82 William Bonnet 26 France 102
83 Alexandre Botcharov 33 Russia 18
84 Jimmy Engoulvent 28 France 138
85 Dmitry Fofonov 31 Kazakhstan 19
86 Simon Gerrans 28 Australia 79
87 Christophe Le Mevel 27 France 40
88 Remi Pauriol 26 France 80
89 Mark Renshaw 25 Australia DNF-15
Team manager: Roger Legeay
Quick Step
Belgium QST
Nr. Age Pos.
91 Stijn Devolder 28 Belgium DNF-15
92 Carlos Barredo 27 Spain 89
93 Matteo Carrara 29 Italy 36
94 Steven de Jongh 34 Netherlands 125
95 Mauro Facci 26 Italy DNF-7
96 Sebastien Rosseler 26 Belgium 98
97 Gert Steegmans 27 Belgium 111
98 Matteo Tosatto 34 Italy 96
99 Jurgen Van de Walle 31 Belgium 78
Team managers: Wilfried Peeters and Dirk Demol
Ag2r-La Mondiale
France A2R
Nr. Age Pos.
101 Cyril Dessel 33 France 28
102 José Luis Arrieta 37 Spain 72
103 Hubert Dupont 27 France 55
104 Vladimir Efimkin 26 Russia 11
105 Martin Elmiger 29 Switzerland 71
106 John Gadret 29 France DNF-7
107 Stéphane Goubert 38 France 21
108 Christophe Riblon 27 France 137
109 Tadej Valjavec 31 Slovenia 10
Team manager: Vincent Lavenu
Gerolsteiner
Germany GST
Nr. Age Pos.
111 Stefan Schumacher 26 Germany 25
112 Robert Förster 30 Germany 116
113 Markus Fothen 26 Germany 33
114 Heinrich Haussler 24† Germany 126
115 Bernhard Kohl 26 Austria 3
116 Sven Krauss 25† Germany 143
117 Sebastian Lang 28 Germany 75
118 Ronny Scholz 30 Germany 93
119 Fabian Wegmann 28 Germany Elim-19
Team manager: Hans-Michael Holczer
Agritubel
France AGR
Nr. Age Pos.
121 Christophe Moreau 37 France DNF-7
122 Freddy Bichot 28 France 135
123 Jimmy Casper 30 France Elim-17
124 Romain Feillu 24† France Elim-19
125 Eduardo Gonzalo 24† Spain 39
126 Nicolas Jalabert 35 France DNF-14
127 David Le Lay 28 France 81
128 Geoffroy Lequatre 27 France 85
129 Nicolas Vogondy 30 France 64
Team manager: Denis Leproux
Rabobank
Netherlands RAB
Nr. Age Pos.
131 Denis Menchov 30 Russia 4
132 Juan Antonio Flecha 30 Spain Elim-19
133 Óscar Freire 32 Spain 70
134 Sebastian Langeveld 23† Netherlands 131
135 Koos Moerenhout 34 Netherlands 34
136 Joost Posthuma 27 Netherlands 69
137 Bram Tankink 29 Netherlands 60
138 Laurens ten Dam 27 Netherlands 22
139 Pieter Weening 27 Netherlands 63
Team manager: Erik Breukink
Bouygues Télécom
France BTL
Nr. Age Pos.
141 Pierrick Fédrigo 29 France 32
142 Stef Clement 25 Netherlands 90
143 Xavier Florencio 28 Spain 101
144 Laurent Lefèvre 32 France 86
145 Jérôme Pineau 28 France 38
146 Matthieu Sprick 26 France 142
147 Yuri Trofimov 24† Russia DNF-10
148 Johann Tschopp 26 Switzerland 54
149 Thomas Voeckler 29 France 97
Team manager: Jean-René Bernaudeau
Team Milram
Germany MRM
Nr. Age Pos.
151 Erik Zabel 37 Germany 43
152 Ralf Grabsch 35 Germany 123
153 Christian Knees 27 Germany 29
154 Brett Lancaster 28 Australia 129
155 Martin Müller 34 Germany 105
156 Björn Schröder 27 Germany 100
157 Niki Terpstra 24† Netherlands 136
158 Peter Velits 23† Slovakia 58
159 Marco Velo 34 Italy 44
Team manager: Gerry van Gerwen
Française des Jeux
FranceFDJ
Nr. Age Pos.
161 Sandy Casar 29 France 14
162 Sébastien Chavanel 27 France DNF-16
163 Rémy Di Gregorio 22† France 59
164 Arnaud Gérard 23† France 132
165 Philippe Gilbert 26 Belgium 112
166 Lilian Jégou 32 France DNF-7
167 Yoann Le Boulanger 32 France 74
168 Jérémy Roy 25† France 121
169 Benoît Vaugrenard 26 France 82
Team manager:Marc Madiot
Saunier Duval-Scott
Spain SDV
Nr. Age Pos.
171 Riccardo Riccò 24† Italy DNS-12
172 Rubens Bertogliati 29 Switzerland DNS-12
173 Juan José Cobo 27 Spain DNS-12
174 David de la Fuente 27 Spain DNS-12
175 Jesus del Nero 26 Spain DNS-12
176 Ángel Gómez Gómez 27 Spain DNF-3
177 Josep Jufré 32 Spain DNS-12
178 Aurélien Passeron 24† France DNS-6
179 Leonardo Piepoli 36 Italy DNS-12
Team manager: Mauro Gianetti
Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
France COF
Nr. Age Pos.
181 Sylvain Chavanel 29 France 61
182 Stéphane Augé 33 France 139
183 Florent Brard 32 France 119
184 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle 28 France DNF-1
185 Samuel Dumoulin 27 France 114
186 Leonardo Duque 28 Colombia 53
187 David Moncoutié 33 France 42
188 Amaël Moinard 26 France 15
189 Maxime Monfort 25† Belgium 23
Team manager: Éric Boyer
Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O[7]
United States TSL
Nr. Age Pos.
191 Christian Vande Velde 32 United States 5
192 Magnus Bäckstedt 33 Sweden Elim-7
193 Julian Dean 33 New Zealand 110
194 Will Frischkorn 27 United States 133
195 Ryder Hesjedal 27 Canada 47
196 Trent Lowe 23† Australia 77
197 Martijn Maaskant 24† Netherlands 134
198 David Millar 31 United Kingdom 68
199 Danny Pate 28 United States 95
Team manager: Jonathan Vaughters

Summary of the field[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour de France announces the participants". cyclingnews.com. 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Menchov to lead Rabobank at Tour". 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Liquigas announces line-up". 2008-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Former world champion Tom Boonen barred from Tour de France". afp.google.com. 2008-06-11. 
  5. ^ formerly known as Team CSC : "Riis Cycling signs Sponsorship Agreement with Saxo Bank" (Press release). Team CSC Saxo Bank. June 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  6. ^ renamed with effect from the date of commencement of the 2008 Tour de France, formerly known as Team High Road : "Columbia Sportswear Announces Sponsorship" (Press release). Team Columbia & High Road Sports, Inc. June 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  7. ^ formerly known as Slipstream Chipotle : "Garmin is the new title sponsor of the Slipstream-Chipotle team" (Press release). VeloNews. June 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-18.