Saturday 07 March 2015 at 19h44

This Sunday 8 March 2015, Paris-Nice 2015 will start in Maurepas with a prologue which precedes a race route made up of 7 stages with a total distance of 1134 kilometers!

In this article you'll find the official participants list, with their bib numbers and nationality. During the week you'll find many photos and at least one article a day with the summary of the stage on!

Here are the participants per team:


AG2R La Mondiale

Since Carlos Betancur was last year's winner of Paris-Nice, the Race to the sun which will this year take place under the sun at least for the start in the Yvelines department(!), the AG2R La Mondiale team got the first bib numbers. Carlos Betancur will not participate in the race however and Jean-Christophe Péraud, who finished 2nd in the Jean-Christophe PéraudTour de France 2014, will thus be the leader of the brown/blue team at the start in Maurepas.

1/ Jean-Christophe Péraud France
2/ Jan Bakelants Belgium
3/ Romain Bardet France
4/ Mikael Chérel France
5/ Samuel Dumoulin France
6/ Ben Gastauer Luxembourg
7/ Sébastien Minard France
8/ Johan van Summeren Belgium


Rui CostaIn the Italian Lampre-Merida team the former World Champion, the Portuguese rider Rui Costa, will lead the team in which we find two other Portuguese riders but also other nationalities and his brother Mario:

11/ Rui Costa Portugal
12/ Nicolo Bonifazzio Italy
13/ Matteo Bono Italy
14/ Davide Cimolai Italy
15/ Mario Costa Portugal
16/ Nelson Oliveira Portugal
17/ Ruben Plaza Spain
18/ Rafael Valls Spain


Arnaud DémareIn the second French team, FDJ, the house sprinter and French Champion Arnaud Démare will probably have set the goal to win one or more of the stages. He will be surrounded on the roads of the Race to the sun by other riders who make up a completely French team.

21/ Arnaud Démare France
22/ William Bonnet France
23/ Sébastien Chavanel France
24/ Mickaël Delage France
25/ Arnold Jeannesson France
26/ Laurent Pichon France
27/ Anthony Roux France
28/ Arthur Vichot France

Movistar Team

Gorka IzaguirreWith Gorka Izaguirre as its leader, the Movistar Team will be almost completely Spanish in this Paris-Nice :

31/ Gorka Izaguirre Spain
32/ Eros Capecchi Italy
33/ Imanol Erviti Spain
34/ Ruben Fernandez Spain
35/ Beñat Intxausti Spain
36/ Jon Izaguirre Spain
37/ Dayer Quintana Colombia
38/ José Joaquin Rojas Spain


Astana Pro Team

L'équipe AstanaFor the Astana Pro Team the participation in Paris-Nice 2015 seemed to be unsure when the UCI announced late February that after the audit by the Institut des Sciences du Sport de l'Université de Lausanne (ISSUL) on the team and its culture, its stratégie, its structures and its anti-doping management systems, the international federation asked the Licence Committee to withdraw the UCI WorldTeam licence which was rewarded in December under the condition to collaborate in this audit. Indeed this was meant to verify the correspondence between the strategy and the structure the team presented to the Licence Committee to get "saved by the bell" after the different doping cases in the team and its Continental counterpart team at the end of 2014 and the real situation in the team. The audit showed big differences between the theory and the reality and this made the UCI ask to withdraw the licence.

However, for now there hasn't been any decision taken and the Kazakh team can thus continue to use the benefits of its UCI WorldTeam licence to participate in UCI WorldTour races.

Fabio Aru, who really made himself a name in the Giro and the Vuelta last year, will be the leader of this multi-national team:

41/ Fabio Aru Italy
42/ Lars Boom The Netherlands
43/ Borut Bozic Slovenia
44/ Laurens de Vreese Belgium
45/ Jakob Fuglsang Denmark
46/ Luis-Léon Sanchez Spain
47/ Rein Taaramäe Estonia
48/ Paolo Tiralongo Italy

BMC Racing Team

Tejay van GarderenThe American BMC Racing Team will come to the start of Paris-Nice 2015 with a rider who seems to like the Race to the sun, Tejay van Garderen, who will get company from two Belgian riders, two Swiss riders and one Australian, one French (Amaël Moinard who starts in Maurepas and will ride bakc home) and a Slovakian rider.

51/ Tejay van Garderen United States
52/ Rohan Dennis Australia
53/ Silvan Dillier Luxembourg
54/ Philippe Gilbert Belgium
55/ Ben Hermans Belgium
56/ Amaël Moinard France
57/ Michael Schär Switzerland
58/ Peter Velits Slovakia

Team Sky

Bradley WigginsTeam Sky, managed by its directeur sportif Nicolas Portal will come to the start with Bradley Wiggins, the winner of Paris-Nice in 2012, but also with Richie Porte, who won the race in 2013:

61/ Bradley Wiggins Great-Britain
62/ Christian Knees Germany
63/ Lars-Petter Nordhaug Norway
64/ Richie Porte Australia
65/ Nicolas Roche Ireland
66/ Luke Rowe Great-Britain
67/ Ben Swift Great-Britain
68/ Geraint Thomas Great-Britain

Team Giant-Alpecin

John DegenkolbThe sprinters team Giant-Alpecin, which became German (instead of Dutch) this year, will come to the start with John Degenkolb who won the stage which finished on the Nevers-Magny Cours circuit last year.

71/ John Degenkolb Germany
72/ Warren Barguil France
73/ Roy Curvers The Netherlands
74/ Koen de Kort The Netherlands
75/ Tom Dumoulin The Netherlands
76/ Georg Preidler Austria
77/ Ramon Sinkeldam The Netherlands
78/ Zico Waeytens Belgium


Team Europcar

Thomas VoecklerThomas Voeckler, still part of the Europcar team will be present in Paris-Nice 2015 next to Bryan Coquard and Cyril Gautier for example. Except for the Canadian Antoine Duchesne, the team is completely French.

81/ Thomas Voeckler France
82/ Bryan Coquard France
83/ Antoine Duchesne Canada
84/ Cyril Gautier France
85/ Yohann Gène France
86/ Bryan Nauleau France
87/ Romain Sicard France
88/ Angelo Tulik France


Michael MatthewsMichael Matthews will be the leader of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team in which we'll find two other Australian riders.

91/ Michael Matthews Australia
92/ Michael Albasini Switzerland
93/ Simon Clarke Australia
94/ Mitchell Docker Australia
95/ Daryl Impey South-Africa
96/ Jens Keukeleire Belgium
97/ Christian Meier Canada
98/ Simon Yates Great-Britain

IAM Cycling

Sylvain ChavanelThe Swiss team which moved up to the UCI WorldTeam level for the first time this year will come to the start of Paris-Nice 2015 with Sylvain Chavanel as its leader.

101/ Sylvain Chavanel France
102/ Dries Devenyns Belgium
103/ Mathias Frank Switzerland
104/ Heinrich Haussler Australia
105/ Jérôme Pineau France
106/ Vicente Reynes Spain
107/ David Tanner Australia
108/ Jonas van Genechten Belgium

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Wilco KeldermanThe LottoNL-Jumbo team which follows up on the Belkin team will have Wilco Kelderman as its leader in this Paris-Nice. He will get company from the New-Zealander George Bennett and the Belgian rider Maarten Wijnants and 5 Dutch riders.

111/ Wilco Kelderman The Netherlands
112/ George Bennett New Zealand
113/ Moreno Hofland The Netherlands
114/ Steven Kruijswijk The Netherlands
115/ Bram Tankink The Netherlands
116/ Maarten Tjallingii The Netherlands
117/ Jos van Emden The Netherlands
118/ Maarten Wijnants Belgium



Tony GallopinThe Belgian Lotto-Soudal team has, just like IAM Cycling, decided to have a French leader in this race: for Lotto-Soudal that'll be Tony Gallopin who was the happy yellow jersey during the Tour de France last year.

121/ Tony Gallopin France
122/ Lars Bak Denmark
123/ Thomas de Gendt Belgium
124/ André Greipel Germany
125/ Adam Hansen Australia
126/ Gregory Henderson New Zealand
127/ Marcel Sieberg Germany
128/ Tim Wellens Belgium

Cofidis, solutions crédits

Nacer BouhanniThe new house sprinter for the Cofidis team, Nacer Bouhanni, will be leading this team from the north of France.

131/ Nacer Bouhanni France
132/ Jonas Ahlstrand Sweden
133/ Nicolas Edet France
134/ Cyril Lemoine France
135/ Luis Angel Maté Mardones Spain
136/ Dominique Rollin Canada
137/ Florian Sénéchal France
138/ Geoffrey Soupe France


Rafal MajkaHere are the 8 riders of the Tinkoff-Saxo team:

141/ Rafal Majka Poland
142/ Matti Breschel Denmark
143/ Robert Kiserlovski Croatia
144/ Michael Morkov Denmark
145/ Sergio Paulinho Portugal
146/ Pawel Poljanski Poland
147/ Chris Anker Sörensen Denmark
148/ Michael Valgren Denmark


Michal KwiatkowskiThe World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski is the leader of the Belgian Etixx-QuickStep team in which we also find a candidate for the prologue victory, Tony Martin:

151/ Michal Kwiatkowski Poland
152/ Julian Alaphilippe France
153/ Tom Boonen Belgium
154/ Maxime Bouet France
155/ Michal Golas Poland
156/ Nikolas Maes Belgium
157/ Tony Martin Germany
158/ Stijn Vandenbergh Belgium


Team Katusha

Alexander KristoffThe Norwegian Alexander Kristoff is leading the Russian Katusha team:

161/ Alexander Kristoff Norway
162/ Sergey Chernetski Russia
163/ Jacopo Guarnieri Italy
164/ Viacheslav Kuznetsov Russia
165/ Tiago Machado Portugal
166/ Egor Silin Russia
167/ Simon Spilak Slovenia
168/ Yury Trofimov Russia

Trek Factory Racing

Wilco KeldermanThe young Bob Jungels has been moved up as the leader of the Trek team but he can count on some sure values of the team like Gregory Rast and Gert Steegmans.

171/ Bob Jungels Luxembourg
172/ Eugenio Alafacci Italy
173/ Marco Coledan Italy
174/ Giacomo Nizzolo Italy
175/ Gregory Rast Switzerland
176/ Gert Steegmans Belgium
177/ Kristof Vandewalle Belgium
178/ Riccardo Zoidl Austria

Team Cannondale-Garmin

Andrew TalanskyHere are the riders who participate in Paris-Nice 2015 for Cannondale-Garmin:

181/ Andrew Talansky United States
182/ Jack Bauer New Zealand
183/ Alex Howes United States
184/ Benjamin King United States
185/ Edward King United States
186/ Sebastian Langeveld The Netherlands
187/ Tom Jelte Slagter The Netherlands
188/ Dylan van Baarle The Netherlands

Bretagne-Séché Environnement

Eduardo SepulvedaThe Bretagne-Séché Environnement team was invited to Paris-Nice 2015 and comes to the start with its star, Eduardo Sepulveda, most probably with the wish to get some good results in the Race to the sun!

191/ Eduardo Sepulveda Argentina
192/ Anthony Delaplace France
193/ Pierrick Fedrigo France
194/ Arnaud Gérard France
195/ Jonathan Hivert France
196/ Yauheni Hutarovich Belarus
197/ Daniel McLay Great-Britain
198/ Florian Vachon France


The start order and times for the prologue of Paris-Nice 2015 in Maurepas

The riders will start Paris-Nice 2015 with a prologue of 6.7 kilometers in Maurepas (see the Paris-Nice 2015 prologue race route on Google Maps and in video).

The first rider to start will be Daniel McLay of the Bretagne-Séché Environnement team, at 1.35PM and the riders will leave every minute until the start of Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R La Mondiale) who will get off the start ramp at precisely 4.14PM.

>> Download the list with the start orders and times of the Paris-Nice 2015 prologue

door Thomas Vergouwen
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There are 3 comments!
  1. Bonjour Thomas,
    J'ai vu sur internet que le départ de paris nice 2016 partait de Conflans ste Honorine est ce que c'est sur car je vais y aller pour Jack Bauer merci pour la réponse

    | BARBIER | Monday 07 September 2015 om 16h37

  2. @Barbier : oui, c'est certain. Le départ de Paris-Nice 2016 se fera bien de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Pour la suite, il y a déjà quelques rumeurs sur internet :-)

    | Mart1 L Ardoiser | Thursday 01 October 2015 om 16h08

    Merci pour la réponse j'ai hate d'y etre si il y a d'autres infos tenez moi au courant s'il vous plait

    | BARBIER | Sunday 04 October 2015 om 15h42

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