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The participating riders for the 2010 Tour of Spain and their numbers

Added: saturday 28 August 2010 at 1:22:00
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    The participating riders for the 2010 Tour of Spain and their numbersTonight at 10.04PM the Vuelta a España 2010 will start in Sevilla with a team time trial. Indeed, the Vuelta a España celebrates its 75th anniversary by starting with a nightly stage which will finish for the last team only at 11.42PM!!

    In this article you'll find the list of participants à la 65ème édition du Tour of Spain !

    22 teams participate in the Tour of Spain 2010 with each 9 riders (for a total of 198 riders). The participating teams are 17 of the 18 UCI ProTour teams (AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, Caisse d'Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Footon-Servetto, FDJ, Garmin-Transitions, Lampre-Farnese Vini, Liquigas-Doimo, Omega Pharma-Lotto, Quick Step, Rabobank, Team HTC-Columbia, Team Katusha, Team Milram, Team Saxo Bank and Team Sky; Team Radioshack having decided not to participate in the Vuelta) and the Continental Pro teams Andalucia-Cajasur, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, Cervélo TestTeam, Cofidis, le crédit en ligne and Xacobeo Galicia.

    The riders of these teams are all presented below:

    Cervélo TestTeam

    Thor HushovdThe winner of the Vuelta a España 2009, Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), no longer being in the peloton, the Cervélo TestTeam has received the number 1 and the honour to wear it is for Iñigo Cuesta ... some sort of recognition for his 16 participations in the Vuelta?! As for the sprinters, the team will come to the start of the Vuelta a España 2010 with the experienced Thor Hushovd and the rooky in Grand Tours, Theo Bos. Bos explained on Dutch TV that Thor's main goal is to prepare the World Championships and as such he'll probably select only 2 stages on which he would like to test himself and the other sprint opportunities would thus be for the former Dutch track rider.
    Next to Thor Hushovd, the team will come to the start with the winner of the 2008 Tour de France, Carlos Sastre.

    001/ Iñigo Cuesta
    002/ Theo Bos
    003/ Philip Deignan
    004/ Stefan Denifl
    005/ Xavier Florencio
    006/ Oscar Pujol Muñoz
    007/ Thor Hushovd
    008/ Carlos Sastre
    009/ Xavier Tondo

    (AG2R La Mondiale

    Nicolas RocheThe team from Chambéry comes to the Tour of Spain with three riders who are listed as competition leaders by Vincent Lavenu: the Irish rider Nicolas Roche, the Italian Rinaldo Nocentini and the French rider Christophe Riblon who all participated in the Tour de France 2010.

    Concerning his goals, Vincent Lavenu comments the team: We have a good performing team and we now have to get back to the top to shine in this Vuelta and win a stage. Concerning the general classification, our leaders should be able to get a place in the top 15.

    011/ Nicolas Roche
    012/ José Luis Arrieta
    013/ Guillaume Bonnafond
    014/ Hubert Dupont
    015/ Sébastien Hinault
    016/ Blel Kadri
    017/ Rinaldo Nocentini
    018/ Christophe Riblon
    019/ Ludovic Turpin

    Andalucia-Cajasur

    The Spanish team will come to the start in Sevilla with 8 Spanish riders and one Argentine:

    021/ José Angel Gomez Marchante
    022/ Jorge Martin Montenegro
    023/ Sergio Carrasco Garcia
    024/ Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz
    025/ Javier Moreno Bazan
    026/ Manuel Ortega Ocaña
    027/ Antonio Piedra Perez
    028/ Javier Ramirez Abeja
    029/ Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea

    Astana

    Sergey RenevThe Kazakh team is made up Kazakh riders for 2/3rd and these include the leader Sergey Renev, completed by an Australian, Italian and Spanish rider.

    031/ Sergey Renev
    032/ Assan Bazayev
    033/ Allan Davis
    034/ Alexsandr Dyachenko
    035/ Dmitriy Fofonov
    036/ Enrico Gasparotto
    037/ Valentin Iglinksiy
    038/ Josep Jufre Pou
    039/ Andrey Zeits

    Bbox Bouygues Telecom

    Johann TschoppExcept for Johann Tschopp the whole Bbox Bouygues Telecom team in this Vuelta a España 2010 is French:

    041/ Johann Tschopp
    042/ William Bonnet
    043/ Freddy Bichot
    044/ Vincent Jérôme
    045/ Alexandre Pichot
    046/ Perrig Quemeneur
    047/ Pierre Rolland
    048/ Matthieu Sprick
    049/ Nicolas Vogondy

    Caisse d'Epargne

    Luis Léon SanchezIn the Spanish team with a French sponsor, which will continue next year as Team Movistar, we find the number 11 of the Tour de France 2010 general classification, Luis Léon Sanchez:

    051/ David Arroyo Duran
    052/ Marzio Bruseghin
    053/ Imanol Erviti
    054/ José Vicente Garcia Acosta
    055/ David Lopez Garcia
    056/ Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez
    057/ Ruben Plaza Molina
    058/ Luis Léon Sanchez Gil
    059/ Rigoberto Uran Uran

    Cofidis, le crédit en ligne

    Samuel DumoulinIn the French team we find 2 Belgian riders next to 7 French:

    061/ Samuel Dumoulin
    062/ Tony Gallopin
    063/ Mickaël Buffaz
    064/ Arnaud Labbe
    065/ David Moncoutié
    066/ Rémi Pauriol
    067/ Nico Sijmens
    068/ Sébastien Minard
    069/ Romain Zingle

    Euskaltel-Euskadi

    Pablo UrtasunThe orange team will be led by Igor Anton and Beñat Intxausti and according to Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano the goal is to win one or more stages while still getting the highest possible place in the general classification. Here are the 9 riders of the Spanish team:

    071/ Igor Anton Hernandez
    072/ Koldo Fernandez
    073/ Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga
    074/ Egoi Martinez de Esteban
    075/ Mikel Nieve Ituralde
    076/ Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde
    077/ Amets Txurruka
    078/ Pablo Urtasun Perez
    079/ Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui

    Footon-Servetto

    This Spanish team will come to the start in Sevilla with a young team of riders. Only one week ago the team still counted on the young Rafael Valls but his current health situation (fever and diarrhoea) make it impossible for him to start in this Tour of Spain. His place has been taken by the Australian Johnnie Walker.

    For the sprints the team counts on Manuel Cardoso.

    081/ Jose Alberto Benitez Roman
    082/ Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso
    083/ Giampaolo Cheula
    084/ Arkaitz Duran Daroca
    085/ David Gutierrez
    086/ Enrique Mata
    087/ Martin Pedersen
    088/ Johnnie Walker
    089/ David Vitoria

    FDJ

    Christophe Le MévelThe French team which has shortened its name since the Tour de France 2010 will have the experienced Christophe Le Mével as its leader:

    091/ Christophe Le Mével
    092/ Rémy Di Gregorio
    093/ Pierre Cazaux
    094/ Sébastien Chavanel
    095/ Mikael Cherel
    096/ Yauheni Hutarovich
    097/ Gianni Meersman
    098/ Yoann Offredo
    099/ Arthur Vichot

    Garmin-Transitions

    David MillarTeam Garmin-Transitions comes to the Tour of Spain 2010 with its leader Christian Vande Velde who gets back to competition after his terrible fall in the Tour de France 2010, next to Tyler Farrar, recent winner of the Vattenfall Cyclassics and David Millar who will do his third Grand Tour this season, just like Julian Dean.
    Michel Kreder and Tom Peterson however discover their first Grand Tour!

    101/ Tom Danielson
    102/ Julian Dean
    103/ Tyler Farrar
    104/ Michel Kreder
    105/ David Millar
    106/ Tom Peterson
    107/ Christian Vande Velde
    108/ Matthew Wilson
    109/ David Zabriskie

    Lampre-Farnese Vini

    Alessandro PetacchiIn the Italian team the green jersey winner of the Tour de France 2010 will be leading: Alessandro Petacchi.

    111/ Alessandro Petacchi
    112/ Grega Bole
    113/ Danilo Hondo
    114/ Andrey Kashechkin
    115/ Angelo Furlan
    116/ Marco Marzano
    117/ Manuele Mori
    118/ Daniele Pietropolli
    119/ Daniele Righi

    Liquigas-Doimo

    Roman KreuzigerHere are the 9 riders of this Italian team:

    121/ Daniele Bennati
    122/ Mauro Finetto
    123/ Jacopo Guarnieri
    124/ Maciej Paterski
    125/ Roman Kreuziger
    126/ Vincenzo Nibali
    127/ Oliver Zaugg
    128/ Ivan Santaromita
    129/ Frederik Willems

    Omega Pharma-Lotto

    Greg van AvermaetThe Belgian team will come to the start in Sevilla with a French/Belgian team, with 7 Belgian riders and 2 French:

    131/ Jan Bakelandts
    132/ Jurgen van Goolen
    133/ Mickael Delage
    134/ Philippe Gilbert
    135/ Leif Hoste
    136/ Olivier Kaisen
    137/ Jean-Christophe Peraud
    138/ Greg van Avermaet
    139/ Jelle Vanendert

    Quick Step

    Carlos BarredoThe second Belgian team will be led by a Spanish rider, Carlos Barredo. With Kevin de Weert they are the two riders for the mountain stages, while the team counts on Wouter Weylandt for the sprints.

    141/ Carlos Barredo Llamazales
    142/ Dario Cataldo
    143/ Kevin de Weert
    144/ Nikolas Maes
    145/ Davide Malacarne
    146/ Branislau Samoilau
    147/ Andreas Stauff
    148/ Matteo Tosatto
    149/ Wouter Weylandt

    Rabobank

    Denis MenchovThe Dutch team is mainly focusing on stage wins instead of the general classification. Denis Menchov will be the leader of the team, but they will see from day to day whether they'll have to fight for a good place in the general classification for the Russian rider or whether they continue to concentrate on stage wins.

    The young Dutch rider Sebastian Langeveld, recently 2nd in the general classification and best young rider of the 2010 Tour du Limousin, is of course also part of the team.

    151/ Mauricio Ardila Cano
    152/ Oscar Freire Gomez
    153/ Juan Manuel Garate
    154/ Dmitry Kozontchuk
    155/ Sebastian Langeveld
    156/ Grischa Niermann
    157/ Denis Menchov
    158/ Laurens ten Dam
    159/ Nick Nuyens

    Team Sky

    Thomas LöfkvistThe British team with the blue line will be led by the Swedish rider Thomas Löfkvist who ended 17th in the Tour de France 2010 and who just finished the Tour du Limousin, where he made his comeback in competition while preparing for the Vuelta, at the 6th place. He was quite happy with his result in the time trial where he finished 8th at 1'33" from his fellow countryman Gustav Erik Larsson (Team Saxo Bank).

    For the sprint finishes, Team Sky counts on Ben Swift while Juan Antonio Flecha and Simon Gerrans will try to get in one or more break aways to try to win a stage.

    161/ Thomas Löfkvist
    162/ John-Lee Augustyn
    163/ Kjell Carlström
    164/ Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni
    165/ Simon Gerrans
    166/ Peter Kennaugh
    167/ Lars Petter Nordhaug
    168/ Ian Stannard
    169/ Ben Swift

    Team HTC-Columbia

    Mark CavendishIf you'd have to describe the HTC-Columbia team in this Vuelta a España in just a few words it would probably look something like: one sprinter - Mark Cavendish, two climbers - Kanstantsin Sivtsov and Peter Velits and one general classification contender - Tejay Van Garderen.

    Cavendish will do his very first Tour of Spain and he's quite aware of the many climbs in this race. However, after having passed the mountains without too much trouble during the Tour de France in July, he's quite confident he'll be able to do the same in September in the Vuelta!

    171/ Lars Ytting Bak
    172/ Mark Cavendish
    173/ Bernhard Eisel
    174/ Matthew Harley Goss
    175/ Hayden Roulston
    176/ Kanstantsin Siutsou
    177/ Tejay van Garderen
    178/ Martin Velits
    179/ Peter Velits

    Team Katusha

    Filippo PozzatoThe Russian team's target is to get both a stage win and a good spot in the general classification with Filippo Pozzato.

    181/ Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver
    182/ Gianpaolo Caruso
    183/ Denis Galimzyanov
    184/ Vladimir Gusev
    185/ Joan Horrach Rippoll
    186/ Vladimir Karpets
    187/ Alexandr Kolobnev
    188/ Mikhail Ignatiev
    189/ Filippo Pozzato

    Team Milram

    Niki TerpstraThe Dutch champion Niki Terpstra who recently announced his transfer to Quick Step for the 2011 season, will be leading the German team in Spain, together with Markus Fothen.

    The team's goal is to win at least one stage and to be riding in front in the break aways.

    191/ Robert Förster
    192/ Markus Fothen
    193/ Markus Eichler
    194/ Volodymir Gustov
    195/ Johannes Fröhlinger
    196/ Björn Schröder
    197/ Roy Sentjens
    198/ Niki Terpstra
    199/ Paul Voss

    Team Saxo Bank

    Andy SchleckThe Danish team which will be known under the name of its new main sponsor Sungard, will come to the 2010 Tour of Spain with the Schleck brothers, the recent winner of the 2010 Tour du Limousin, Gustav Erik Larsson and the Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara.

    The team initially also counted on the presence of Michael Mørkøv but since he was not on the list of riders which was given to the Vuelta organiser 20 days before the start of the race, the UCI rules made it impossible for him to participate. While the team chose Mørkøv instead of Baden Cooke, his place will finally be taken by Kasper Klostergaard.

    While the Danish team seems to be one of the favorites for today's team time trial, it will count on Juan José Haedo to try to get a stage win when it finishes with a sprint.

    201/ Anders Lund
    202/ Fabian Cancellara
    203/ Kasper Klostergaard Larsen
    204/ Juan José Haedo
    205/ Domenik Klemme
    206/ Gustav Larsson
    207/ Stuart O'Grady
    208/ Andy Schleck
    209/ Fränk Schleck

    Xacobeo Galicia

    The last Spanish team will come to the start with 8 Spanish riders and one Russian:

    211/ Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez
    212/ Gustavo Cesar Veloso
    213/ Delio Fernandez Cruz
    214/ David Garcia da Peña
    215/ Marcos Garcia Fernandez
    216/ Vladimir Isaichev
    217/ Serafin Martinez
    218/ Gonzalo Rabunal Rios
    219/ Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. http://www.cyclisme-roltiss-over.com/article-tour-d-espagne-2010-les-engages-photos-56097661.html

    | Roland TISSIER | saturday 28 August 2010 at 12:41:50

  2. j'éspére que le duo shlek sera plus éfficace que sur le tour de france 2010 andy mérité vraiment la victoire du tour!!! domage de ne pa voir contador sur ces terre!!

    | benzal alexis | monday 13 September 2010 at 21:17:54

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