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The list of participating riders in the Tour de France 2013 and their numbers, who will follow up on Bradley Wiggins?

Added: friday 28 June 2013 at 11:03:00
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    The list of participating riders in the Tour de France 2013 and their numbers, who will follow up on Bradley Wiggins?Tomorrow will see the start of the Tour de France 2013, hundredth edition! It's therefore time for us to have a quick look at the participating teams: 22 teams of 9 riders together form a peloton of 198 riders. They will get together for the start of the first stage this Saturday in Porto-Vecchio (see the Tour de France 2013 race route in detail on Google Maps).

    The 22 participating teams in the Tour de France 2013

    Let's have a look at these 22 teams and more importantly the leaders among the 9 selected riders for each of them.

    Team Sky

    Chris FroomeSince the British team has the winner of last year's Tour, Bradley Wiggins, in its team, it naturally shows up on top of the list of participating riders in the Tour de France 2013.

    The British rider is however, as you probably know, not at the start of the Tour and his team mate, who helped him that much last year is thus the leader of the team and the biggest favourite for the overall victory in this 100th edition of the Tour: Chris Froome.

    He'll be accompanied by 3 other British riders, 2 White-Russian rider, a Norvegian, a Spanish rider and an Australian.

    1/ Christopher Froome
    2/ Edvald Boasson Hagen
    3/ Peter Kennaugh
    4/ Vasili Kiryienka
    5/ David Lopez Garcia
    6/ Richie Porte
    7/ Kanstantsin Siutsou
    8/ Ian Stannard
    9/ Geraint Thomas


    Peter SaganIn the Italian team, the former mountainbiker Peter Sagan will be the leader in this Tour. The Slovakian rider will most probably want to win one or more stages and enjoy the moment to show off one of his famous wheelies on the finish line.

    11/ Peter Sagan
    12/ Maciej Bodnar
    13/ Alessandro De Marchi
    14/ Ted King
    15/ Kristijan Koren
    16/ Alan Marangoni
    17/ Moreno Moser
    18/ Fabio Sabatini
    19/ Brian Vandborg


    Jurgen van den BroeckIn the Belgian team we find Jurgen van den Broeck at the lead of a team which contains 3 other Belgian riders, two Australian riders, two Germans and one Danish rider. One of the German riders of the Lotto-Belisol team is the German road race national champion, André Greipel.

    21/ Jurgen van den Broeck
    22/ Lars Bak
    23/ Bart de Clercq
    24/ André Greipel
    25/ Adam Hansen
    26/ Gregory Henderson
    27/ Jurgen Roelandts
    28/ Marcel Sieberg
    29/ Frederik Willems

    BMC Racing Team

    Cadel EvansIn the American team a former winner of the Tour de France, in 2011, is leading the team. Cadel Evans will be accompanied by another former World Champion, Philippe Gilbert, the young and strong Tejay van Garderen and the recent new Swiss national champion, Michael Schär.

    31/ Cadel Evans
    32/ Brent Bookwalter
    33/ Marcus Burghardt
    34/ Philippe Gilbert
    35/ Amaël Moinard
    36/ Steve Morabito
    37/ Manuel Quinziato
    38/ Michael Schär
    39/ Tejay van Garderen


    Andy SchleckThe team from Luxembourg announces the big comeback of Andy Schleck as the leader of the team and the rider from Luxembourg can count on several riders with quite some experience in the Tour:

    41/ Andy Schleck
    42/ Jan Bakelants
    43/ Laurent Didier
    44/ Tony Gallopin
    45/ Markel Irizar
    46/ Andréas Kloden
    47/ Maxime Monfort
    48/ Jens Voigt
    49/ Haimar Zubeldia


    Pierre RollandThe Europcar team, which was recently suspended by the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible for not having respected the rules of the MPCC during the Critérium du Dauphiné after the detection of an abnormally low cortisol level for Pierre Rolland comes to the Tour de France 2013 with ... exactly, Pierre Rolland as the leader of the team:

    51/ Pierre Rolland
    52/ Yukiya Arashiro
    53/ Jérome Cousin
    54/ Cyril Gautier
    55/ Yohann Gène
    56/ Davide Malacarne
    57/ Kévin Réza
    58/ David Veilleux
    59/ Thomas Voeckler


    Janez BrajkovicThe Astana team built up its selection for the Tour de France 2013 around Janez Brajkovic.

    61/ Janez Brajkovic
    62/ Assan Bazayev
    63/ Jakob Fuglsang
    64/ Enrico Gasparotto
    65/ Francesco Gavazzi
    66/ Andrey Kashechkin
    67/ Fredrik Kessiakoff
    68/ Alexey Lutsenko
    69/ Dmitriy Muravyev


    Thibaut PinotAt the occasion of the Tour de France 2013, the FDJ team decided to promote its online presence, by renaming itself in FDJ.fr. In parallel, the team adopted a new jersey as you can see below, presented by Thibaut Pinot :

    Apart from Murilo Fischer, all riders of the FDJ.fr team in the Tour de France 2013 around Thibaut Pinot are French. One of them, Arthur Vichot, will wear a jersey without sponsors. Indeed, as the French Champion he'll wear a blue/white/red jersey and like last year (with Nacer Bouhanni), the FDJ.fr team decided to make it an empty jersey by respect of the flag symbol:

    71/ Thibaut Pinot
    72/ William Bonnet
    73/ Nacer Bouhanni
    74/ Pierrick Fédrigo
    75/ Murilo Fischer
    76/ Alexandre Géniez
    77/ Arnold Jeannesson
    78/ Jérémy Roy
    79/ Arthur Vichot

    AG2R La Mondiale

    Jean-Christophe PéraudThe French AG2R La Mondiale team, which didn't participate in the Critérium du Dauphiné this year after having been auto-suspended following the rules of the MPCC, will come to the start of the Tour de France 2013 with a completely French team.

    Its leader will be Jean-Christophe Péraud, and his target, as Vincent Lavenu declared on LNC radio last Saturday (listen to the first show in podcast), a place in the top 5 of this Tour. His team mates will thus all be French and combine both experience and young blood with for example Romain Bardet who will do his first Tour de France.

    81/ Jean-Christophe Péraud
    82/ Romain Bardet
    83/ Maxime Bouet
    84/ Samuel Dumoulin
    85/ Hubert Dupont
    86/ John Gadret
    87/ Blel Kadri
    88/ Sébastien Minard
    89/ Christophe Riblon

    Team Saxo-Tinkoff

    Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador will probably be one of the rare challengers of Chris Froome for the overall victory in this Tour de France 2013. The Spanish rider will come to the Tour with quite a strong team ... the question however is whether it will be as strong as Team Sky!?

    91/ Alberto Contador
    92/ Daniele Bennati
    93/ Jesus Hernandez
    94/ Roman Kreuziger
    95/ Benjamin Noval
    96/ Sergio Paulinho
    97/ Nicolas Roche
    98/ Michael Rogers
    99/ Matteo Tosatto


    Joaquim RodriguezJoaquim Rodriguez will be leading the Katusha team and Purito will be accompanied by 2 other Spanish riders, 3 Russian rider, one Norvegian rider and a White-Russian rider:

    101/ Joaquim Rodriguez
    102/ Pavel Brutt
    103/ Alexander Kristoff
    104/ Aliaksandr Kuchynski
    105/ Alberto Losada
    106/ Daniel Moreno
    107/ Gatis Smukulis
    108/ Yury Trofimov
    109/ Eduard Vorganov


    Igor AntonIn the Basque team, Romain Sicard will be the only French rider, next to 7 Spanish riders around their leader, Igor Anton :

    111/ Igor Anton
    112/ Mikel Astarloza
    113/ Gorka Izaguirre
    114/ Jon Izaguirre
    115/ Juan Jose Lobato
    116/ Mikel Nieve
    117/ Juan José Oroz
    118/ Ruben Perez
    119/ Romain Sicard

    Movistar Team

    Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde is leading the Movistar team but let's not forget Nairo Quintana who could well use the mountains in this Tour de France 2013 to show what he's capable of!

    The Movistar team also uses the context of the Tour de France to change its jersey, which will now show the O2 logo - a daughter company of Telefonica since 2008 -, in addition to the Movistar logo.

    121/ Alejandro Valverde
    122/ Andrey Amador
    123/ Jonathan Castroviejo
    124/ Rui Costa
    125/ Imanol Erviti
    126/ José Ivan Gutierrez
    127/ Ruben Plaza
    128/ Nairo Quintana
    129/ Jose Joaquin Rojas

    Cofidis, solutions crédits

    Rein TaaramaeThe double Estonian champion (2009 and 2013) Rein Taaramae will be leading the Cofidis, solutions crédits team, in which we find 5 other French riders and 3 Spanish riders:

    131/ Rein Taaramae
    132/ Yoann Bagot
    133/ Jérôme Coppel
    134/ Egoitz Garcia
    135/ Christophe Le Mével
    136/ Guillaume Levarlet
    137/ Luis Angel Maté Mardones
    138/ Rudy Molard
    139/ Daniel Navarro


    Damiano CunegoThe Lampre-Merida team built around Damiano Cunego is almost completely Italian, except for the Polish rider Przemyslaw Niemiec and the Columbian José Serpa.

    141/ Damiano Cunego
    142/ Matteo Bono
    143/ Davide Cimolai
    144/ Elia Favilli
    145/ Roberto Ferrari
    146/ Adriano Malori
    147/ Manuele Mori
    148/ Przemyslaw Niemiec
    149/ José Serpa

    Omega Pharma-QuickStep

    Mark CavendishIn the second Belgian team the new British Champion, Mark Cavendish, is the leader and his first goal is to get the first yellow jersey at the finish of the first stage in Bastia in this Tour de France 2013 before going on for other victories until the one on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The green jersey is thus quite naturally also one of his goals.

    In this team we also find the French time trial Champion on the list, Sylvain Chavanel and the German Champion of the same discipline, Tony Martin.

    151/ Mark Cavendish
    152/ Sylvain Chavanel
    153/ Michal Kwiatkowski
    154/ Tony Martin
    155/ Jérôme Pineau
    156/ Gert Steegmans
    157/ Niki Terpstra
    158/ Matteo Trentin
    159/ Peter Velits

    Belkin Pro Cycling

    Lars BoomThe Dutch Blanco Pro Cycling Team, former Rabobank, is from now on called Belkin Pro Cycling and comes to the start of the Tour de France 2013 with 5 Dutch riders, two Belgians and one Norvegian.

    The team is built around Lars Boom and in the team we see numerous experimented riders and some strong men like Bauke Mollema.

    161/ Lars Boom
    162/ Robert Gesink
    163/ Tom Leezer
    164/ Bauke Mollema
    165/ Lars Petter Nordhaug
    166/ Bram Tankink
    167/ Laurens ten Dam
    168/ Sep Vanmarcke
    169/ Maarten Wynants


    Ryder HesjedalIn the Garmin-Sharp team we find the former winner of the Giro d'Italia, Ryder Hesjedal leading the team which contains no less than 7 nationalities:

    171/ Ryder Hesjedal
    172/ Jack Bauer
    173/ Tom Danielson
    174/ Rohan Dennis
    175/ Dan Martin
    176/ David Millar
    177/ Ramunas Navardauskas
    178/ Andrew Talansky
    179/ Christian Vande Velde


    Simon GerransThe Australian team, which participated in its first Tour de France last year, has a team which is a bit less international but apart from the 6 Australian riders there's one Swiss, Michael Albasini, one South-African rider, Daryl Impey, and a Canadian rider, Svein Tuft, all working for Simon Gerrans.

    181/ Simon Gerrans
    182/ Michael Albasini
    183/ Simon Clarke
    184/ Matthew Goss
    185/ Daryl Impey
    186/ Brett Lancaster
    187/ Cameron Meyer
    188/ Stuart O'Grady
    189/ Svein Tuft

    Team Argos-Shimano

    John DegenkolbIn the selection of the Dutch team we find only Dutch and German riders, of whom quite a lot have done the Tour de France one or more times in the past.

    191/ John Degenkolb
    192/ Roy Curvers
    193/ Koen de Kort
    194/ Tom Dumoulin
    195/ Johannes Fröhlinger
    196/ Simon Geschke
    197/ Marcel Kittel
    198/ Albert Timmer
    199/ Tom Veelers


    Wouter PoelsThe Vacansoleil-DCM team mixes 3 different types of riders: 3 sprinters, 3 climbers and 3 attacking riders, including the recent Dutch Champion, Johnny Hoogerland.

    201/ Wouter Poels
    202/ Kris Boeckmans
    203/ Thomas de Gendt
    204/ Juan Antonio Flecha
    205/ Johnny Hoogerland
    206/ Sergey Lagutin
    207/ Boy van Poppel
    208/ Danny van Poppel
    209/ Lieuwe Westra


    Brice FeilluThe Sojasun team ends up the list of participating riders for the Tour de France 2013 and in this team, around Brice Feillu, we find for example the young rider Alexis Vuillermoz, who comes from mountain biking and who recently realised quite some good performances in the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour and in the Route du Sud. Stéphane Heulot explained why on LNC radio.

    211/ Brice Feillu
    212/ Anthony Delaplace
    213/ Julien El Farès
    214/ Jonathan Hivert
    215/ Cyril Lemoine
    216/ Jean Marc Marino
    217/ Maxime Médérel
    218/ Julien Simon
    219/ Alexis Vuillermoz

    The nationalities which are represented in the Tour de France 2013

    With this list of participating riders we thus reach a total of 33 nationalities. The top 3 is formed by France (42), Spain (27) and Italy and The Netherlands which share the 3rd place with 18 riders.

    They are followed by Belgium and Australia who have 12 riders at the start of the Tour de France 2013, and Germany with 10.

    The United Kingdom and United States have 6 while Kazakhstan is represented by 4 riders.

    Several countries have 3 riders at the start of the Tour: Norway, White-Rssia, Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada and Russia.

    2 riders represented each of the following countries: Slovenia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ireland, Columbie and Slovakia while Japan, Sweden, Brasil, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Costa Rica, Estonia, South-Africa, Littuania and Ouzbekistan all have one rider at the start in Porto-Vecchio.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 4 comments!
  1. ça y est, les dés sont jetés. On y est!

    Je souhaite un bon Tour 2013 à tous les Velowiriens! ;)

    | thibaut | friday 28 June 2013 at 13:42:13

  2. You have missed out New Zealand! with 2 riders - Jack Bauer and Greg Henderson

    | Michelle | saturday 29 June 2013 at 8:32:17

  3. Bonjour
    Je serais tous les jours à l'écoute du Tour telévision,journeaux,web et present sur plusieurs étapes de l'ouest et bien par l'intermediaire de nombreux jeux et concours

    | FOUTEL | saturday 29 June 2013 at 8:41:02

  4. J'étais au départ de la 7ème étape à Montpellier et j'ai mis plusieurs photos prises à cette occasion dans mon site à la rubrique : tour 2013.

    | Francis Lopez Pujante | monday 08 July 2013 at 9:28:10

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