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The participating riders in Paris-Nice 2015 and their numbers + start order prologue

Added: saturday 07 March 2015 at 19:44:00
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    The participating riders in Paris-Nice 2015 and their numbers + start order prologueThis 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 velowire.com!

    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

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 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 at 16:37:55

  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 at 16:08:22

    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 at 15:42:12

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