List of teams and cyclists in the 2014 Tour de France
The 2014 Tour de France was the 101st edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Tour de France features 198 riders competing from 22 cycling teams; the race took place from 5 to 27 July 2014, starting in Leeds, England and finished on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
All eighteen UCI ProTeams were automatically invited and were obliged to attend the race. In January 2014, four UCI Professional Continental teams were given wildcard places into the race, to complete a 22-team peloton.
The 22 teams that competed in the race were:
- Ag2r-La Mondiale
- Belkin Pro Cycling
- BMC Racing Team
- Bretagne-Séché Environnement*
- Team Europcar
- IAM Cycling*
- Team Katusha
- Movistar Team
- Omega Pharma-Quick Step
- Team Sky
- Trek Factory Racing
*: Pro Continental teams given wild card entry to this event.
The list of riders at the start of the race was:
|No.||Starting number worn by the rider during the Tour|
|Pos.||Position in the general classification|
|†||Denotes riders born on or after 1 January 1989 eligible for the Young rider classification|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Points classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Young rider classification (eligibility indicated by †)|
|Denotes riders that represent the winner of the Teams classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Super-combativity award|
|DNS||Denotes a rider who did not start, followed by the stage before which he withdrew|
|DNF||Denotes a rider who did not finish, followed by the stage in which he withdrew|
|HD||Denotes a rider finished outside the time limit, followed by the stage in which he did so|
|DSQ||Denotes a rider who was disqualified from the race, followed by the stage in which this occurred|
|Age correct as of 5 July 2014, the date on which the Tour began|
The 198 riders that competed in the 2014 Tour de France represented 34 different countries.
|Country||No. of riders||Finishers||Stage wins|
|Australia||10||7||1 (Michael Rogers)|
|France||44||43||2 (Tony Gallopin, Blel Kadri)|
|Germany||10||10||7 (Marcel Kittel x4, Tony Martin x2, André Greipel)|
|Italy||17||16||5 (Vincenzo Nibali x4, Matteo Trentin)|
|Lithuania||1||1||1 (Ramūnas Navardauskas)|
|Netherlands||17||15||1 (Lars Boom)|
|Norway||1||1||2 (Alexander Kristoff x2)|
|Poland||5||5||2 (Rafał Majka x2)|
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Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez was amongst the biggest names to get caught out, while Egor Silin (Katusha) and Sky's Xabier Zandio were both forced to abandon after a couple of crashes around the 80km to go mark.
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Movistar rider Jose Rojas is disqualified.
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Unfortunately due to the illness and fever the Russian Champion Aleksandr Porsev finished the distance of the 13th stage out of time limit and was forced to quit the race.
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We're down to 166 riders, with Katusha's Simon Spilak abandoning the race with a stomach bug.
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Frenchmen Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2R-La Mondiale) hit the deck with a cluster of riders, with Spaniard Jesus Hernandez — a team-mate of Alberto Contador at Tinkoff-Saxo — becoming another casualty of the race on a day which also saw Argentina's Max Richeze (Lampre) fail to take to the start.
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Ted King (Cannondale) began the day in 183rd and last place, but abandoned after struggling early on the 10th stage.
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The stage wasn't without its casualties; Dutchmen Stef Clement (Belkin) and hitherto youngest rider in the Tour, Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory) both abandoned following early crashes. BMC's key mountain goat Darwin Atapuma also withdrew after coming down behind Van Garderen: a key loss for the Tour hopeful as the race heads to the hills.
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Garmin-Sharp's Janier Acevedo became the third rider to pull out today — he stopped at the feed zone and, he is the 24th to pull out of this year's race.
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Former French champion Arthur Vichot has abandoned the race.
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Kiwi Greg Henderson, 37 — who hit the ground quite heavily — has withdrawn from the race.
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- "9eme étape: Abandon d'Egoitz Garcia" [9th stage: Abandonment of Egoitz Garcia]. Les Échos (in French) (LVMH). 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
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In the closing stages of the day, Tour de France debutant Mathew Hayman abandoned from the race after a tough day on the bike.
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- Bischofberger, Emil (12 July 2014). "Tour-Ende für Mathias Frank" [End of the Tour for Mathias Frank]. Basler Zeitung (in German) (Basler Zeitung Medien). Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "Haussler 33e opgever in Tour" [Haussler 33rd retirement from Tour]. De Morgen (in Dutch) (De Persgroep). 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Reto Hollenstein suffers pneumothorax on stage 16". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
Hollenstein was examined in the Tour de France's mobile clinic after finishing in Bagneres-de-Luchon, which detected a pneumothorax of the right lung, in addition to multiple abrasions on his shoulder forcing him out of the race.
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