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The list of participating riders in Paris-Nice 2013 and their numbers, who will follow up on Brad Wiggins?

Added: sunday 03 March 2013 at 0:09:00
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    The list of participating riders in Paris-Nice 2013 and their numbers, who will follow up on Brad Wiggins?At the end of the afternoon this Saturday, at the start Permanence in Houilles, the liste of participating riders in Paris-Nice 2013 has been confirmed.

    184 riders in 23 teams of 8 riders will come to the start in this 71st edition of the Race to the sun, representing 31 nations. In this article you'll find the list of participating riders and the bib numbers for each of the riders of Paris-Nice 2013. At the end of this article you'll find further information about the TV coverage of this race.

    The list of participating riders in Paris-Nice 2013 and their bib numbers

    31 nations will be represented in this race which will litterally go find the sun, somewhere on the road between Houilles and Nice / the Col d'Eze.

    Among these nations, France (42 riders), Belgium (22), Spain (20), Italy (18) and The Netherlands (13) form the top 5, followed by two nations further away: Australia with 10 riders and the United States with 8.

    To continue with some interesting statistics on the riders who'll participate in Paris-Nice 2013, lets have a look at their age: the eldest riders are Jens Voigt (Radioshack-Leopard) who's 41 years old and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Merida) and Sébastien Hinault (IAM Cycling) who are both 39 years old.
    The youngest riders are Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) who will celebrate his 22nd anniversary this year and Wilco Kelderman (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) and Jacob Rathe (Garmin-Sharp) who already did so.

    Let's now have a look at the riders for each of the teams and their bib numbers:

    Team Sky

    Team SkyIn the British team, the winner of Paris-Nice 2012, Bradley Wiggins, will not be present.

    With him being absent, the leader of the selection for this race, Richie Porte, will thus wear number 1. The team still goes for a podium place in the general classification and a stage victory in this edition of the second race of the UCI WorldTour calendar.

    1/ Richie Porte
    2/ Ian Boswell
    3/ Vasil Kiryienka
    4/ David López
    5/ Danny Pate
    6/ Kanstantsin Siutsou
    7/ Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
    8/ Xabier Zandio

    Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

    Lieuwe WestraIn the Dutch team, it's naturally Lieuwe Westra who will come to the start of Paris-Nice 2013 as the leader of the team but also as one of the potential candidates for the final victory, after having finished 2nd behind Bradley Wiggins last year. He'll be supported by a team which is mainly composed by Dutch and Belgian riders, Romain Feillu being the only French rider.

    11/ Lieuwe Westra
    12/ Kris Boeckmans
    13/ Thomas de Gendt
    14/ Romain Feillu
    15/ Martijn Keizer
    16/ Björn Leukemans
    17/ Bert-Jan Lindeman
    18/ Frederik Veuchelen

    Movistar Team

    Rui CostaIn the Movistar team, Rui Costa will discover the Race to the sun as the leader of the Spanish team.

    21/ Rui Costa
    22/ Imanol Erviti
    23/ José Ivan Gutierrez
    24/ Jesús Herrada Lopez
    25/ Javier Moreno
    26/ Ruben Plaza
    27/ Nairo Quintana
    28/ José Joaquin Rojas

    Blanco Pro Cycling Team

    Robert GesinkAs the organisor remembers in an interview on its website, Robert Gesink will participate in Paris-Nice for the second time, after having finished at the 4th place in 2008.

    In this interview, Gesink indicates being in good shape and target the general classification, adding that he hopes being able to do as well as I did the last time.

    We'll see this week whether the Blanco team can continue its good results after the 10 victories it already got this year! In any case, with the two Australian riders (Mark Renshaw and David Tanner) and 6 Dutch riders, the team comes to the start with quite some ambitions.

    31/ Robert Gesink
    32/ Stef Clement
    33/ Rick Flens
    34/ Wilco Kelderman
    35/ Steven Kruijswijk
    36/ Mark Renshaw
    37/ David Tanner
    38/ Maarten Tjallingii

    Euskaltel-Euskadi

    Romain SicardThe basque team will come to the start with 6 Spanish riders, one French rider and one Slovenian rider. Indeed, its riders are no longer exclusively Basque.

    41/ Mikel Astarloza
    42/ Ion Izagirre Insausti
    43/ Gorka Izagirre Insausti
    44/ Jure Kocjan
    45/ Mikel Nieve
    46/ Ruben Perez
    47/ Romain Sicard
    48/ Gorka Verdugo

    Radioshack-Leopard

    Maxime MonfortThe team from Luxembourg will come to the start with an experimented Belgian rider as its leader, Maxime Monfort. Last year he finished the Race to the sun at the 7th place.

    This team alone, with its 8 riders represents 8 nationalities, including the oldest rider of the peloton.

    51/ Maxime Monfort
    52/ Laurent Didier
    53/ Tony Gallopin
    54/ Markel Irizar
    55/ Robert Kiserlovski
    56/ Andréas Klöden
    57/ Gregory Rast
    58/ Jens Voigt

    Lampre-Merida

    Alessandro PetacchiThe Italian team which adopted some green colour in its jersey in addition to the pink this year, will be led by Diego Ulissi whose best performance in Paris-Nice is a second place in the 8th stage Nice > Nice in 2011. In this team, we also find Alessandro Petacchi who will most probably try to be in front at the finish of the first stages to try to win one in the sprint. A Croatian rider (Kristijan Durasek) will complete the team which is completely Italian apart from him.

    61/ Diego Ulissi
    62/ Mattia Cattaneo
    63/ Kristijan Durasek
    64/ Elia Favilli
    65/ Manuele Mori
    66/ Andrea Francesco Palini
    67/ Alessandro Petacchi
    68/ Michele Scarponi

    Lotto-Belisol

    Lars BakNext to the Danish rider Lars Bak and the Dutch rider Dirk Bellemakers, the Lotto-Belisol team in Paris-Nice 2013 is completely Belgian:

    71/ Lars Bak
    72/ Dirk Bellemakers
    73/ Gaëtan Bille
    74/ Bart de Clercq
    75/ Francis de Greef
    76/ Jens Debusschere
    77/ Dennis Vanendert
    78/ Frederik Willems

    Orica-GreenEDGE

    Simon GerransIn the Australian team, Simon Gerrans is a sure value for the team in which Jens Keukeleire still uses my photo taken during the Paris-Nice prologue last year on Twitter.

    81/ Simon Gerrans
    82/ Michael Albasini
    83/ Fumiyuki Beppu
    84/ Simon Clarke
    85/ Baden Cooke
    86/ Leigh Howard
    87/ Jens Keukeleire
    88/ Michael Matthews

    FDJ

    Nacer BouhanniThe FDJ team will be completely French and comes to Paris-Nice with some ambition ... despite the previous deceptions as explained by the manager of the team, Marc Madiot, in the interview below:

    91/ Nacer Bouhanni
    92/ William Bonnet
    93/ Pierrick Fédrigo
    94/ Alexandre Geniez
    95/ Arnold Jeannesson
    96/ Yoann Offredo
    97/ Jérémy Roy
    98/ Geoffrey Soupe

    BMC Racing Team

    Philippe GilbertThe BMC Racing Team will be built around the World Champion, Philippe Gilbert. In the selection of the American team we'll however also find another rider who regularly got up on the podium in Paris-Nice, Tejay van Garderen. At that time that was to receive the white jersey of best young rider and this time the American rider will most probably go for a place on the podium of the general classification!

    101/ Philippe Gilbert
    102/ Brent Bookwalter
    103/ Mathias Frank
    104/ Amaël Moinard
    105/ Dominik Nerz
    106/ Daniel Oss
    107/ Ivan Santaromita
    108/ Tejay van Garderen

    AG2R La Mondiale

    Jean-Christophe PéraudThe AG2R La Mondiale team will come to Paris-Nice 2013 with the White-Russian Yauheni Hutarovich, former rider of the FDJ team which joined AG2R this year and who will probably try to get a stage victory in a sprint. Jean-Christophe Péraud, who finished 3rd in the final time trial on the Col d'Eze last year, will -as an experimented rider- wear the leader's bib number of the team.

    111/ Jean-Christophe Péraud
    112/ Romain Bardet
    113/ Guillaume Bonnafond
    114/ Maxime Bouet
    115/ Samuel Dumoulin
    116/ Hubert Dupont
    117/ Yauheni Hutarovich
    118/ Sébastien Minard

    As you can see in the video below (at 1m27), the riders of the AG2R La Mondiale team wil discover the Paris-Nice 2013 race route on Google Maps thanks to velowire.com during the briefing in the bus:

    Team Saxo-Tinkoff

    Nicolas RocheA former rider of the AG2R La Mondiale team, Nicolas Roche, will be the leader of the Danish team Saxo-Tinkoff:

    121/ Nicolas Roche
    122/ Matti Breschel
    123/ Mads Christensen
    124/ Anders Lund
    125/ Michael Morkov
    126/ Evgeni Petrov
    127/ Nicki Sörensen
    128/ Rory Sutherland

    Sojasun

    Jonathan HivertJonathan Hivert, leading the Sojasun team, already showed his good shape since the start of the season by winning the Etoile de Bessèges and two stages in the Tour of Andalusia.

    131/ Jonathan Hivert
    132/ Julien El Farès
    133/ Cyril Lemoine
    134/ Rémi Pauriol
    135/ Julien Simon
    136/ Evaldas Siskevicius
    137/ Yannick Talabardon
    138/ Alexis Vuillermoz

    Garmin-Sharp

    David MillarAndrew Talansky, winner of the Tour de l'Ain last year, is part of the favorites of this Paris-Nice 2013 and will be accompanied by a team of experimented riders coming from all horizons.

    141/ Andrew Talansky
    142/ Jack Bauer
    143/ Alex Howes
    144/ Andreas Klier
    145/ David Millar
    146/ Jacob Rathe
    147/ Johan van Summeren
    148/ Fabian Wegmann

    Astana

    Jakob FuglsangThe Astana team will come with a multi-national selection to the start of Paris-Nice 2013, with Jakob Fuglsang leading the team:

    151/ Jakob Fuglsang
    152/ Borut Bozic
    153/ Enrico Gasparotto
    154/ Andriy Grivko
    155/ Maxim Iglinskiy
    156/ Kevin Seeldrayers
    157/ Egor Silin
    158/ Andrey Zeits

    Team Europcar

    Thomas VoecklerNot surprisingly, Thomas Voeckler will be the leader of the Europcar team. In the team, the Italian Davide Malacarne is the only foreign rider among all the Frenchies.

    161/ Thomas Voeckler
    162/ Jérome Cousin
    163/ Damien Gaudin
    164/ Vincent Jérôme
    165/ Davide Malacarne
    166/ Alexandre Pichot
    167/ Angelo Tulik
    168/ Sébastien Turgot

    Omega Pharma-QuickStep

    Sylvain ChavanelIn the second Belgian team, a French rider is leading the selection, Sylvain Chavanel. He will be accompanied by another French rider, Jérôme Pineau, 5 Belgian rider and one Slovakian, Peter Velits.

    171/ Sylvain Chavanel
    172/ Tom Boonen
    173/ Kevin de Weert
    174/ Nikolas Maes
    175/ Gianni Meersman
    176/ Jérôme Pineau
    177/ Stijn Vandenbergh
    178/ Peter Velits

    Katusha

    Simon SpilakThe Katusha team's comeback among the UCI ProTeams is the reason why this edition of Paris-Nice will have a peloton made up of 23 teams and not 22 as initially planned. Indeed, the wildcard invitations had already been distributed when Katusha got back its license following a decision from the CAS.

    In Paris-Nice 2013 Katusha will come to the start with Simon Spilak as its leader:

    181/ Simon Spilak
    182/ Xavier Florencio
    183/ Alexander Kristoff
    184/ Alberto Losada
    185/ Denis Menchov
    186/ Gatis Smukulis
    187/ Yury Trofimov
    188/ Eduard Vorganov

    Cofidis solutions crédits

    Rein Taaramae & Luis Angel MatéThe Cofidis team will come to the start of Paris-Nice 2013 with its two leaders, Rein Taaramae and Jérôme Coppel. It will thus be interesting to see how the roles will be distributed among these two riders.

    191/ Rein Taaramae
    192/ Jérôme Coppel
    193/ Egoitz Garcio Echeguibel
    194/ Christophe Le Mével
    195/ Romain Lemarchand
    196/ Luis Angel Maté Mardones
    197/ Daniel Navarro
    198/ Romain Zingle

    Cannondale Pro Cycling

    Ivan BassoThe Cannondale team will be made up of 6 Italians, an Argentinian rider (Lucas Sebastian Haedo) and an American (Ted King). Ivan Basso will be the leader of the team.

    201/ Ivan Basso
    202/ Mauro da Dalot
    203/ Alessandro de Marchi
    204/ Lucas Sebastian Haedo
    205/ Ted King
    206/ Paolo Longo Borghini
    207/ Daniele Ratto
    208/ Elia Viviani

    Team Argos-Shimano

    Marcel KittelThe sprinter Marcel Kittel will be the leader of the Dutch team Argos-Shimano. He will be accompanied by a selection of French and Dutch riders and a Belgian.

    211/ Marcel Kittel
    212/ Warren Barguil
    213/ Roy Curvers
    214/ Bert de Backer
    215/ Yann Huguet
    216/ Thierry Hupond
    217/ Tom Stamsnijder
    218/ Tom Veelers

    IAM Cycling

    Thomas LövkvistThe new Swiss team, IAM Cycling, will come to the start with 8 riders including the leader, Thomas Lövkvist. Marco Bandiera, member of this team, will be the first to start in the prologue in Houilles at 1.37PM.

    221/ Thomas Lövkvist
    222/ Marco Bandiera
    223/ Stefan Denifl
    224/ Martin Elmiger
    225/ Heinrich Haussler
    226/ Sébastien Hinault
    227/ Gustav Larsson
    228/ Johann Tschopp

    The TV broadcast of Paris-Nice 2013

    If you cannot come see the race on the roads of Paris-Nice 2013, you can of course follow it on TV. Hereunder you'll find the different broadcasters of the race who will broadcast it live in the different countries:

    France
    > France 3: Sunday 3 March 3.20PM till 4.55PM, from Monday 4 till Friday 8 March 2.55PM till 4.10PM, Saturday 9 March 3.25PM till 4.50PM and Sunday 10 March 3.20PM till 4.55PM
    > Eurosport: see below

    Elsewhere in Europe
    > Eurosport: prologue and stages 1, 2, 3 and 5 on Eurosport International and stages 4, 6 and 7 on Eurosport 2
    > RTBF and VRT in Belgium, DKTV2 in Denmark, Teledeporte in Spain, Rai in Italy, RTL in Luxembourg, TV2 in Norway, NOS in The Netherlands and RTS/RSI in Switzerland

    Elsewhere in the world
    > Eurosport Asia, Supersport in Africa, TDN in Latin America, J Sports in Japan, Sky TV in New-Zealand and NBC Sports in the United States

    The times and start order of the Paris-Nice 2013 prologue in Houilles

    The 2.9 kilometer prologue in the streets of Houilles will see the 184 riders come to the start between 1.37PM (Marco Bandiera) and 4.40PM (Richie Porte):

    > The start order and the start times of the Paris-Nice 2013 prologue

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Paris-Nice 2013...Quelle idéale compétition cycliste à l'absence du vainqueur de l'année passe le Britannique " Braddley Wiggins" le Spécialiste de " Prologue et course contre-la-montre"

    | Jean Sauveur | sunday 03 March 2013 at 7:52:30

  2. bien pâle plateau. A l'exception d'un Quintana (qui risque d'écraser la montagne de Lure s'il est en forme) ; d'un Gesink transparent ces derniers temps (peut-être le tour de Kruisjswik et Keldermann ?) ; des vieux Klöden, Scarponi et Basso. Il n'y a pas personne si ce n'est Van Garderen et Gilbert (et Gilbert ne passera pas Lure) et de nombreux outsiders sur des courses de seconde zone : à quand un déclassement en continental tour ?

    | Aurélien M. | sunday 03 March 2013 at 9:00:27

  3. Why are none of the really big names riding Paris - Nice? It was historically such an important event. Seven times winner Sean Kelly must be baffled!

    | curleyman | sunday 03 March 2013 at 10:58:31

  4. Bonsoir curleyman,

    Pourquoi il n'y a aucun grand nom sur Paris-Nice ? Tout simplement parce que la course est inintéressante. Tirreno-Adriatico offre un plus beau parcours : de vrais contre-la-montre, une vraie étape de montagne, une véritable préparation avant Milan-San Remo. A côté, nous avons un Paris-Nice où l'organisateur serait presque content de ne pas avoir de grand nom pour avoir une course plus ouverte.

    | Aurélien M. | sunday 03 March 2013 at 17:41:49

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