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The participating riders in Paris-Nice 2010

Added: wednesday 03 March 2010 at 9:19:00
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    The participating riders in Paris-Nice 2010In a few days Paris-Nice 2010 will start in Montfort-l'Amaury for 8 stages towards Nice (check out all details of the Paris-Nice 2010 route, including maps on Google Maps/Google Earth).

    The 22 participating teams currently present their lists of participating riders for this 68th edition of the Race to the sun and in this article you can find the list of participants. This article will be updated with their numbers once they've been announced by the organiser of the race, A.S.O.

    Caisse d'Epargne

    Luis Léon SanchezThe Paris-Nice 2009 winner, Luis Léon Sanchez originally didn't plan to participate in Paris-Nice 2010.

    About 10 days ago however, he announced on the team's website: We decided to make an important change in my programme. I will finally participate in Paris-Nice (7-14 March) and not in Tirreno-Adriatico as originally planned. This would have been my first participation in the Italian race and I was really looking forward to it because the stages, as initially announced, included a time trial, a mountain top finish on Montelupone and a middle mountains stage, but the organisers changed the programme and removed both the time trial and the mountain top finish on Montelupone. In those conditions I prefer to defend my title in Paris-Nice, a race which I always liked and in which I can play an important role together with Alejandro Valverde.

    Besides Valverde (recently winner of the Tour Med 2010) and Sanchez, Yvon Ledanois' team will be composed of 6 other riders:
    1/ Luis Léon Sanchez
    2/ Juan Jose Cobo Acebo
    3/ Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta
    4/ José Ivan Gutierrez
    5/ David Lopez Garcia
    6/ Luis Pasamontes
    7/ Mathieu Perget (the winner of the Tour du Limousin 2009)
    8/ Alejandro Valverde

    AG2R La Mondiale

    The team from Chambéry planned to have Rinaldo Nocentini as its leader, but the Italian rider who wore the yellow jersey during 8 days in the Tour de France 2009, fell in the Grand Prix Insubria, flew over the fence and finally landed in a field. He was operated in Italy for a double broken leg and at this time we can only hope he'll be able to make his come-back before the end of the season.

    Dimitri ChampionFinally, the AG2R La Mondiale of Vincent Lavenu and Julien Jurdie is composed of:
    111/ Tadej Valjavec
    112/ Maxime Bouet
    113/ Dimitri Champion
    114/ Cyril Dessel
    115/ David Le Lay
    116/ Julien Loubet
    117/ Christophe Riblon
    118/ Nicolas Roche

    Astana

    Alberto ContadorThe team from Kazakhstan of course comes to Paris-Nice with its leader Alberto Contador, who won Paris-Nice 2007, the first stage in 2009 and the stage with the Montagne de Lure. Due to a moment of weakness in the stage to Fayence he finally had to let the overall victory to Luis Léon Sanchez.

    The riders in Guido Bontempi's team will be:
    31/ Alberto Contador
    32/ Dmitriy Fofonov
    33/ Maxim Gourov
    34/ Andriy Grivko
    35/ Daniel Navarro
    36/ Benjamin Noval Gonzalez
    37/ Oscar Pereiro Sio
    38/ Gorazd Stangelj

    Bbox Bouygues Telecom

    Thomas VoecklerJean-René Bernaudeau team's leader is Thomas Voeckler but he will share this role with Pierrick Fédrigo. The riders of the bright blue team are:
    161/ Pierrick Fédrigo
    162/ William Bonnet
    163/ Cyril Gautier
    164/ Alexandre Pichot
    165/ Pierre Rolland
    166/ Yuriy Trofimov
    167/ Sébastien Turgot
    168/ Thomas Voeckler

    Cervélo TestTeam

    Heinrich HausslerThe Australian German (or must I saw Germand Australian now?) Heinrich Haussler is the leader of the team of the Canadian bike supplier:
    61/ Heinrich Haussler
    62/ Xavier Florencio
    63/ Volodymir Gustov
    64/ Ted King
    65/ Daniel Lloyd
    66/ Joaquin Novoa Menedez
    67/ Dominique Rollin
    68/ Xavier Tondo

    Cofidis, le crédit en ligne

    Samuel DumoulinDavid Moncoutié has finally not been selected by Francis van Londersele. The leader role of the team will be shared between Rémi Pauriol, Samuel Dumoulin (who already took 4 victories in 2010: the 1st stage of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo‎, the 3rd stage and the overall ranking of the Etoile de Bessèges and the 3rd stage of the Gran Premio dell'Insubria) and Rein Taaramae.
    The riders of the team are:
    181/ Rémi Pauriol
    182/ Stéphane Augé
    183/ Samuel Dumoulin
    184/ Leonardo Duque
    185/ Julien El Fares
    186/ Sébastien Minard
    187/ Amaël Moinard
    188/ Rein Taaramae

    Euskaltel-Euskadi

    Samuel SanchezThe Bask team has announced that Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano's team will be led by the Olympic Champion Samuel Sánchez, with Koldo Fernández de Larrea for the sprint stages.
    The riders of the team are:
    131/ Samuel Sanchez
    132/ Koldo Fernández
    133/ Beñat Intxausti
    134/ Egoi Martínez
    135/ Mikel Nieve
    136/ Romain Sicard
    137/ Iván Velasco
    138/ Gorka Verdugo

    Française des Jeux

    Christophe Le MévelIn addition to Christophe Le Mével, recent winner of the Tour du Haut Var 2010, the FDJ team contains the following riders:
    81/ Christophe Le Mével
    82/ Sandy Casar
    83/ Mickael Cherel
    84/ Rémy Di Gregorio
    85/ Arnaud Gérard
    86/ Anthony Geslin
    87/ Matthieu Ladagnous
    88/ Wesley Sulzberger

    Garmin-Transitions

    David MillarThe leader of this American team is David Millar. Christian Vande Velde, who won the 4th stage of Paris-Nice in 2009, is also part of the team, just like the young and promising climber Dan Martin.

    The team is complete with 5 other riders:
    121/ David Millar
    122/ Tom Danielson
    123/ Fredrik Kessiakoff
    124/ Daniel Martin
    125/ Christian Meier
    126/ Thomas Peterson
    127/ Svein Tuft
    128/ Christian VanDevelde

    Team Katusha

    Sergei IvanovThe Russian team announced the following selection:
    151/ Serguei Ivanov
    152/ Alexander Botcharov
    153/ Joan Horrach
    154/ Alexander Kolobnev
    155/ Danilo Napolitano
    156/ Evgueni Petrov
    157/ Joaquim Rodriguez
    158/ Eduard Vorganov

    Lampre-Farnese Vini

    Damiano CunegoThe Italian team, who has a new co-sponsor this year, has announced its selection around Damiano Cunego:
    141/ Damiano Cunego
    142/ Grega Bole
    143/ Matteo Bono
    144/ David Loosli
    145/ Mirco Lorenzetto
    146/ Simone Ponzi
    147/ Daniele Righi
    148/ Alessandro Spezialetti

    Liquigas-Doimo

    Roman KreuzigerThe second Italian team announced its selection around Roman Kreuziger and the following riders will be with him at the start of Paris-Nice 2010:
    51/ Roman Kreuziger
    52/ Francesco Chicchi
    53/ Mauro Finetto
    54/ Aleksandr Kuchynski
    55/ Peter Sagan
    56/ Ivan Santaromita
    57/ Brian Vandborg
    58/ Frederik Willems

    Omega Pharma-Lotto

    Philippe GilbertThe Belgian team of Philippe Gilbert sent the following riders to Paris-Nice 2010:
    71/ Jurgen van den Broeck
    72/ Francis de Greef
    73/ Mickael Delage
    74/ Philippe Gilbert
    75/ Daniel Moreno Fernandez
    76/ Jean-Christophe Peraud
    77/ Jürgen Roelandts
    78/ Jurgen van Goolen

    Quick Step

    Sylvain ChavanelThe second Belgian team now officially announced its selection around Sylvain Chavanel:
    21/ Sylvain Chavanel
    22/ Carlos Barredo
    23/ Kevin de Weert
    24/ Nikolas Maes
    25/ Jérôme Pineau
    26/ Kevin Seeldrayers
    27/ Kévin van Impe
    28/ Wouter Weylandt

    Rabobank

    Joost PosthumaThe Dutch Rabobank team for Paris-Nice 2010 is a completely Dutch selection:
    91/ Lars Boom
    92/ Rick Flens
    93/ Tom Leezer
    94/ Koos Moerenhout
    95/ Joost Posthuma
    96/ Bram Tankink
    97/ Jos van Emden
    98/ Dennis van Winden

    Saur-Sojasun

    Jimmy CasperStéphane Heulot's team counts on Jimmy Casper for the sprint stages (and especially at the end of last year he showed the team can indeed still count on him, and he also won the 1st stage of the Tour of Oman 2010) while Jérôme Coppel targets a top 10 ranking in the general classification.

    The riders of the team are:
    201/ Jimmy Casper
    202/ Jérôme Coppel
    203/ Jimmy Engoulvent
    204/ Jérémie Galland
    205/ Cyril Lemoine
    206/ Laurent Mangel
    207/ Jean-Marc Marino
    208/ Yannick Talabardon

    Skil-Shimano

    Tom VeelersThe Dutch team has announced the following selection for Paris-Nice 2010 (3 French riders, 4 Dutch and 1 German):
    211/ Koen de Kort
    212/ Roy Curvers
    213/ Alexandre Geniez
    214/ Simon Geschke
    215/ Yann Huguet
    216/ Thierry Hupond
    217/ Albert Timmer
    218/ Tom Veelers

    Team HTC-Columbia

    Tony MartinThe HTC-Columbia team built its selection around the German Tony Martin:
    41/ Tony Martin
    42/ Matthew Goss
    43/ André Greipel
    44/ Adam Hansen
    45/ Craig Lewis
    46/ Maxime Monfort
    47/ Hayden Roulston
    48/ Marcel Sieberg

    Team Radioshack

    Levi LeipheimerThe team of the seven times winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, will have Levi Leipheimer and Christopher Horner as its leaders in Paris-Nice 2010.
    Other big names are Yaroslav Popovych, Janez Brajkovic and Gert Steegmans.
    The riders of this team are:
    101/ Levi Leipheimer
    102/ Janez Brajkovic
    103/ Christopher Horner
    104/ Geoffroy Lequatre
    105/ Tiago Machado
    106/ Yaroslav Popovych
    107/ Sebastien Rosseler
    108/ Gert Steegmans

    Team Saxo Bank

    Frank SchleckThe Danish team announced on its website the following selection around leader Frank Schleck for Paris-Nice 2010:
    11/ Frank Schleck
    12/ Laurent Didier
    13/ Jakob Fuglsang
    14/ Juan José Haedo
    15/ Gustav Larsson
    16/ Richie Porte
    17/ Chris Anker Sørensen
    18/ Jens Voigt

    Team Sky

    Simon GerransThe British Team Sky announced the following selection for the Race to the sun:
    171/ Simon Gerrans
    172/ Sylvain Calzati
    173/ Kjell Carlström
    174/ Dario Cioni
    175/ Steve Cummings
    176/ Greg Henderson
    177/ Serge Pauwels
    178/ Geraint Thomas

    Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team

    Brice FeilluThe Dutch team, hoping for an invitation for the Tour de France 2010 comes to Paris-Nice 2010 with the Brice and Romain Feillu brothers. Another important rider in the team, Johnny Hoogerland will also be at the start in Montfort-l'Amaury.

    The riders of the team for Paris-Nice 2010 are:
    191/ Borut Bozic
    192/ Brice Feillu
    193/ Romain Feillu
    194/ Johnny Hoogerland
    195/ Bjorn Leukemans
    196/ Marco Marcato
    197/ Jens Mouris
    198/ Alberto Ongarato

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. J'ai eu le privilège d'être un des derniers amis d'Antoine Dignef héros de Paris-Nice 1935 et ce parceque je connaisais la différence entre une auto et Vietto, entre Charles Pélissier et Francis Pélissier, entre Alphonse Daudet et Benoit Faure, entre Wolber et Hutchinson, entre Speicher et Buttafocchi. Si aujourd'hui Paris-Nice est une grande course c'est à cause de tous ces fameux pédaleurs d'il y a 75 ans et des fidèles supporters sur le bord des routes.

    | Journée | thursday 04 March 2010 at 2:26:13

  2. http://www.cyclisme-roltiss-over.com/article-les-coureurs-partants-pour-paris-nice-2010-photos-46006388.html

    | Roland TISSIER | thursday 04 March 2010 at 9:23:38

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