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The list of participating riders in the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise and their numbers

Added: saturday 28 January 2012 at 22:03:00
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    The list of participating riders in the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise and their numbersTomorrow, the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise 2012 will as usual be the opening race of the French and even the European cycling season! The day before the race seemed to be a good time to have a look at the list of participating riders, after the meeting of the directeurs sportifs which took place at the end of the afternoon today.

    Jérémy Roy who won the race last year will not be at the start. Who will follow-up on him for the title of this race which starts and finishes in Marseille?

    The participating riders in the Grand Prix La Marseillaise: 17 teams

    The 17 teams which participate in La Marseillaise can each come to the start with 8 riders and the peloton will thus contain 136 riders.

    Most of them come from France (82 riders or 60.29%), followed by Belgium with 28 riders (20.59%), The Netherlands with 8 riders (5.88%) and Italy and Lithuania with 3 riders each (2.38%). The other riders come from Ireland (2), Luxembourg, Poland, Austria (1), Spain, Estonia, the UK, Latvia and Slovenia.

    FDJ BigMat

    Kenny ElissondeThe FDJ BigMat team will wear the first numbers in this race because its previous winner, Jérémy Roy, rides for this team. However, the rider from Tours will not be at the start, his directeur sportif most probably was afraid he wanted to win it again! (see the whole story in the article Opening race of the European cycling season: the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise 2012, its race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the participating teams)

    Therefore, his brand new team mate Kenny Elissonde, who presented the new jersey of the team at the FDJ BigMat team presentation in December, will wear number 1 in this race!

    001/ Kenny ElissondeFRA
    002/ Arnaud GérardFRA
    003/ Anthony GeslinFRA
    004/ Arnold JeannessonFRA
    005/ Rémi PauriolFRA
    006/ Cédric PineauFRA
    007/ Thibaut PinotFRA
    008/ Arthur VichotFRA

    Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

    Lieuwe WestraFor the Dutch Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team, Romain Feillu won the sprint of the peloton for the 3rd place today and continued a good start of the season a few weeks later in the Tour Med. Would the French sprinter have better chances of winning the first race of the season tomorrow?

    011/ Kris BoeckmansBEL
    012/ Romain FeilluFRA
    013/ Martijn KeizerNLD
    014/ Björn LeukemansBEL
    015/ Bert Jan LindemanNLD
    016/ Marco MarcatoITA
    017/ Frederik VeuchelenBEL
    018/ Lieuwe WestraNLD

    Cofidis, Le Crédit en Ligne

    Samuel DumoulinThe team from the north of France which chose to have an even more red jersey will be at the start of La Marseillaise with a team which was part of the 2012 team presentation yesterday. After a trip by TGV and a good night of rest, the team went for a recognition ride this morning ...

    Samuel Dumoulin indicated on Twitter that the weather conditions weren't very good: Recognition ride this morning between fog, wet roads, dangerous descents and repeated climbs. I hope there will be less clouds tomorrow. The sky was indeed quite grey this morning but the weather got a little bit better in Marseille this afternoon. The weather forecast for tomorrow is quite similar so after maybe a fresh start it can only get better during the day.

    Here are the 8 riders of the Cofidis team:

    021/ Yoann BagotFRA
    022/ Rein TaaramaeEST
    023/ Samuel DumoulinFRA
    024/ Rémy di GregorioFRA
    025/ Nicolas EdetFRA
    026/ Arnaud LabbeFRA
    027/ Jean-Eudes DemaretFRA
    028/ Romain ZingleBEL

    Project 1t4i

    Thierry HupondThe Skil-Shimano got a name change during the interseason and will temporarily be known as Project 1t4i, for team spirit - inspiration - integrity - improvement - innovation. You will however not have much time to get used to this name and to the new shirt of the Dutch team because their future sponsor, a big European multinational, will soon be announced and will than take over on the cryptic code name they're using in the mean time.

    Tomorrow, the team will however get to the start with this name and shirt with 5 French riders, one Belgian rider and 2 Dutch riders:

    031/ Thomas DamuseauFRA
    032/ Yann HuguetFRA
    033/ Thomas BonninFRA
    034/ Matthieu SprickFRA
    035/ Thierry HupondFRA
    036/ Bert de BackerBEL
    037/ Tom StamsnijderNLD
    038/ Ronan van ZandbeekNLD

    Team Europcar

    Anthony CharteauThe French team from Vendée will be at the start of La Marseillaise with 7 French riders. Will they all be there to help the Italian Davide Malacarne who will do his first race for the Europcar Team tomorrow and who's the big hope for this race for the team?

    041/ Giovanni BernaudeauFRA
    042/ Anthony CharteauFRA
    043/ Angelo TulikFRA
    044/ Alexandre PichotFRA
    045/ Jérôme CousinFRA
    046/ Tony HurelFRA
    047/ Vincent JérômeFRA
    048/ Davide MalacarneITA

    Landbouwkrediet

    Bobbie TrakselThe Belgian Landbouwkrediet team loves to participate in French races. This will again be the case tomorrow in La Marseillaise with a team made up of 5 Belgian riders, two Dutch and one Lithuanian:

    051/ Bert De WaeleBEL
    052/ Frédéric AmorisonBEL
    053/ Koen BarbéBEL
    054/ Dirk BellemakersNLD
    055/ Egidijus JuodvalkisLIT
    056/ Bobbie TrakselNLD
    057/ Davy CommeyneBEL
    058/ Kurt HovelijnckBEL

    AG2R La Mondiale

    Anthony RavardThe French team from Chambéry will come to the start with their sprinter, Anthony Ravard. Around him there will be a team of 6 French riders and one guy from Luxembourg, Ben Gastauer:

    061/ Anthony RavardFRA
    062/ Romain BardetFRA
    063/ Guillaume BonnafondFRA
    064/ Maxime BouetFRA
    065/ Mikael CherelFRA
    066/ Ben GastauerLUX
    067/ Lloyd MondoryFRA
    068/ Hubert DupontFRA

    BigMat-Auber93

    Nicolas RousseauLast year in La Marseillaise, Sylvain Georges (than riding for BigMat-Auber 93, now for AG2R La Mondiale) got in the breakaway and ended the race second, behind Jérémy Roy and just ahead of the peloton.

    Will one of these 8 riders (be able to) do the same tomorrow?

    071/ Romain BaconFRA
    072/ Nicolas RousseauFRA
    073/ Guillaume FauconFRA
    074/ Johan MombaertsFRA
    075/ Ronan RacaultFRA
    076/ Benoit DrujonFRA
    077/ Jonathan ThiréFRA
    078/ Steven TronetFRA

    Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator

    Preben van HeckeThe Belgian Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator team again recruited quite a lot of new riders for the 2012 season and some of these new names will thus be at the start in Marseille tomorrow:

    081/ Pieter SerryBEL
    082/ Sander ArméeBEL
    083/ Dominique CornuBEL
    084/ Jelle WallaysBEL
    085/ Laurens de VreeseBEL
    086/ Pieter VanspeybrouckBEL
    087/ Preben Van HeckeBEL
    088/ Steven Van VoorenBEL

    Bretagne-Schuller

    Dimitri ChampionDimitri Champion, champion of France in 2009 wearing the jersey of this team, makes his comeback in the Bretagne-Schuller team after having spent 2 years with AG2R La Mondiale. He'll be at the start of La Marseillaise tomorrow with the jersey of the team from Brittany which bleached in the interseason! The team will also have the second rider with the name Malacarne in the peloton, this time he's French and has Gaël as his first name.

    091/ Florian VachonFRA
    092/ Romain HardyFRA
    093/ Jean-Marc BideauFRA
    094/ Jean-Luc DelpechFRA
    095/ Laurent PichonFRA
    096/ Dimitri ChampionFRA
    097/ Armindo FonsecaFRA
    098/ Gaël MalacarneFRA

    Team Type 1-Sanofi

    Laszlo BodrogiThe American team which tries to inform the public about diabetes and the fact that you can do sports even if you have this disease, hired quite a lot of French people for this season, both for its riders (Rémi Cusin, Julien El Farès from Cofidis and Julien Antomarchi from VC La Pomme Marseille) but also for its staff with Frédéric Moncassin becoming one of their directeurs sportifs.

    Tomorrow the team will also have some faces which were already part of the team last year with for example Bodrogi and Kocjan:

    101/ Laszlo BodrogiFRA
    102/ Rémi CusinFRA
    103/ Julien El FarèsITA
    104/ Julien AntomarchiFRA
    105/ Javier Megias LealESP
    106/ Jure KocjanSLO
    107/ Daniele ColliITA
    108/ Georg PreidlerAUT

    Saur-Sojasun

    Jérémie GallandAnother nice French team at the start of La Marseillaise tomorrow will be Saur-Sojasun:

    111/ Anthony DelaplaceFRA
    112/ Jérémie GallandFRA
    113/ Jonathan HivertFRA
    114/ David Le LayFRA
    115/ Cyril LemoineFRA
    116/ Stéphane PoulhièsFRA
    117/ Julien SimonFRA
    118/ Yannick TalabardonFRA

    Accent.jobs - Willems Veranda's

    Stefan van DijkThe Belgian team slightly changed its name to better show off the activity of its sponsor Accent. Leif Hoste is one of the riders who joined the Belgian team (coming from Katusha Team), just like Kevyn Ista, coming from Cofidis.

    121/ Stefan van DijkNLD
    122/ Leif HosteBEL
    123/ Kevyn IstaBEL
    124/ Wim de VochtBEL
    125/ Andy CappelleBEL
    126/ Jempy (Jean-Pierre) DruckerLUX
    127/ Staf ScheirlinckxBEL
    128/ Rob GorisBEL

    Roubaix-Lille Métropole

    Julien GuayThe other team from the north of France, Roubaix-Lille Métropole, will be at the start with 8 French riders:

    131/ Anthony ColinFRA
    132/ Loic DesriacFRA
    133/ Pierre DrancourtFRA
    134/ Denis FlahautFRA
    135/ Julien GuayFRA
    136/ Morgan KneiskyFRA
    137/ Kevin LalouetteFRA
    138/ Fabien SchmidtFRA

    La Pomme Marseille

    Yohan CauquilThe local team will be at the start with some well known names for this team and will without any doubt want to show off its colours in this race which has a name quite similar to its own name:

    141/ Yohan CauquilFRA
    142/ Mathieu DelarozièreFRA
    143/ Yannick MartinezFRA
    144/ Toms SkujinsLET
    145/ Evaldas SiskeviciusLIT
    146/ Benjamin GiraudFRA
    147/ Grégoire TarrideFRA
    148/ Clément KoretzkyFRA

    An Post-Sean Kelly

    The An Post-Sean Kelly team should be very happy to again be at the start of La Marseillaise. Indeed, last year, the whole team arrived after the time limit! One thing is for sure, the team can only do better this year!

    151/ Niko EeckhoutBEL
    152/ Kenneth van BilsenBEL
    153/ Pieter GhyllebertBEL
    154/ Gediminas BagdonasLTU
    155/ Sean DowneyIRL
    156/ Mark McNallyUK
    157/ Stijn EnnekensBEL
    158/ Ronan McLaughlinIRL

    Véranda Rideau-Super U

    Freddy BichotThis French team is the result of a collaboration of two amateur teams: Véranda Rideau-Sarthe which was a DN1 team and which provides 6 riders to the new team and USSA Pavilly-Barentin which was DN2 and provides 3 riders. In addition to those riders, Justin Jules (coming from VC La Pomme-Marseille) and Arnaud Molmy (last year riding for BigMat-Auber 93) are two of the three riders who joined the team and who will be at the start of La Marseillaise tomorrow.

    161/ Freddy BichotFRA
    162/ Justin JulesFRA
    163/ Arnaud MolmyFRA
    164/ Frank VermeulenFRA
    165/ Benoît JarrierFRA
    166/ Guillaume MalleFRA
    167/ Tomasz OlejnikPOL
    168/ Michael OlejnikPOL

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Currently 4 comments!
  1. Quel plaisir de retrouver une presentation si détaillée à la veille de l'ouverture de la saison. Nous voila à nouveau directement dans le bain

    | Roger Cayzelle | sunday 29 January 2012 at 1:43:53

  2. http://www.les-actus-du-cyclisme.fr/article-cyclisme-la-liste-des-partants-du-grand-prix-cycliste-la-marseillaise-et-leurs-numeros-de-dossard-98144093.html

    | Roland TISSIER | sunday 29 January 2012 at 8:43:31

  3. victoire de Dumoulin devant Marcato et Vichot.

    | david | sunday 29 January 2012 at 17:03:22

  4. http://www.les-actus-du-cyclisme.fr/article-cyclisme-grand-prix-cycliste-de-la-marseillaise-samuel-dumoulin-98174481.html

    | Roland TISSIER | sunday 29 January 2012 at 17:16:32

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