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The start list of Paris-Nice 2016 and the start order and -times of the prologue

Added: saturday 05 March 2016 at 19:23:00
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    The start list of Paris-Nice 2016 and the start order and -times of the prologueTomorrow, Paris-Nice 2016 will start with the 6.1 kilometer long prologue in the streets of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, followed by 7 stages in line which will bring the riders to the usual finish in Nice (see the Paris-Nice 2016 race route on Google Maps).

    Except unexpected circumstances, 175 riders will come to the start (22 teams of 8 riders each, except for Lotto-Soudal which has one less) tomorrow and in this article you'll find all of them, including their bib numbers, but also the start order and -times of the prologue in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

    The participants list of Paris-Nice 2016

    175 riders coming from 35 different countries (the main nationalities are: 40 French riders, 16 Belgian riders, 16 Spanish riders, 15 Dutch riders and 8 Italian riders) will get off the start ramp starting at 11.44AM tomorrow morning.

    The youngest rider will be the Norwegian Odd Christian Eiking (FDJ) who will discover Paris-Nice for the first time at 21 years old, while the oldest rider will be the Italian Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff) who will celebrate his 42nd anniversary in two months!

    The big names of Paris-Nice 2016 will probably be Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and why not Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale).

    BMC Racing Team

    Richie PorteAs last year's winner, Richie Porte will have bib number 1, this time for his new team BMC Racing Team (last year he won Paris-Nice for Team Sky).

    He will get help from several experimented riders:

    1 - PORTE Richie Australia
    2 - BURGHARDT Marcus Germany
    3 - GILBERT Philippe Belgium
    4 - HERMANS Ben Belgium
    5 - MOINARD Amaël France
    6 - SCHÄR Michael Switzerland
    7 - VELITS Peter Slovakia
    8 - WYSS Danilo Switzerland

    Team Katusha

    Simon ŠpilakFor Katusha Simon Špilak will wear the first bib number and in this team we'll also find the sprinter Alexander Kristoff, who already won 5 stages this season (!):

    11 - ŠPILAK Simon Slovenia
    12 - BYSTRÖM Sven Erik Norway
    13 - GUARNIERI Jacopo Italy
    14 - KOCHETKOV Pavel Russia
    15 - KRISTOFF Alexander Norway
    16 - LAGUTIN Sergey Russia
    17 - MORKOV Michael Denmark
    18 - ZAKARIN Ilnur Russia


    Rui CostaThe former World Champion, Rui Costa, will be the leader of the Lampre-Merida team in this 74th edition of Paris-Nice. In this team we'll also find the brother of the Portuguese rider, Mario Costa:

    21 - FARIA DA COSTA Rui Portugal
    22 - FARIA DA COSTA Mario Portugal
    23 - BONO Matteo Italy
    24 - CIMOLAI Davide Italy
    25 - GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam Ethiopia
    26 - KUMP Marko Slovenia
    27 - MEINTJES Louis South-Africa
    28 - PIBERNIK Luka Slovenia

    Team Sky

    Geraint ThomasThe team which won Paris-Nice several times will start the Race to the sun without Richie Porte who thus now rides for BMC, and its leader will be Geraint Thomas:

    31 - THOMAS Geraint Great-Britain
    32 - BOSWELL Ian United States
    33 - HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Colombia
    34 - NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel Spain
    35 - ROCHE Nicolas Ireland
    36 - ROWE Luke Great-Britain
    37 - STANNARD Ian Great-Britain
    38 - SWIFT Ben Great-Britain


    In the Belgian Lotto-Soudal team there's one missing rider because despite the fact that Marcel Sieberg was on his way to Paris-Nice yesterday the name of the German rider is finally not on the start list.

    Tony Gallopin will try to get a good place in the general classification for the Belgian team but the team also counts on André Greipel who will try his chance in the sprint.

    Don't try to find the Lotto-Soudal team in red in this Paris-Nice 2016 because for one week the team will change its kit for a grey/blue kit with the Fix ALL brand instead of Soudal (one of the brands of the Soudal group) as shown by Tony Gallopin in this video:

    41 - GALLOPIN Tony France
    42 - BAK Lars Ytting Denmark
    43 - DE GENDT Thomas Belgium
    44 - GREIPEL André Germany
    45 - HANSEN Adam Australia
    46 - VANENDERT Jelle Belgium
    47 - WELLENS Tim Belgium

    AG2R La Mondiale

    Romain BardetRomain Bardet is definitely the leader of the AG2R La Mondiale team, mainly after his good performance on the Green Mountain in the Tour of Oman. The French rider ecognises that the Madone d'Utelle will be the decisive finish in this Paris-Nice 2016, but he could also try his chance on the Mont Brouilly!

    Except for Ben Gastauer, the team is entirely French:

    51 - BARDET Romain France
    52 - CHEREL Mikael France
    53 - DOMONT Axel France
    54 - GASTAUER Ben Luxembourg
    55 - GAUTIER Cyril France
    56 - GOUGEARD Alexis France
    57 - LATOUR Pierre-Roger France
    58 - VUILLERMOZ Alexis France


    Michael MatthewsBling, the surname for Michael Matthews who won in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule last year, will be the leader of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team:

    61 - MATTHEWS Michael Australia
    62 - ALBASINI Michael Switzerland
    63 - BEWLEY Sam New Zealand
    64 - DOCKER Mitchell Australia
    65 - IMPEY Daryl South-Africa
    66 - NIELSEN Magnus Cort Denmark
    67 - TXURRUKA ANSOLA Amets Spain
    68 - YATES Simon Great-Britain


    Alberto ContadorIn the Tinkoff team we find the third favourite of the race, Alberto Contador. He can count on several riders who know Paris-Nice quite well:

    71 - CONTADOR Alberto Spain
    72 - KISERLOVSKI Robert Croatia
    73 - MAJKA Rafal Poland
    74 - PAULINHO Sergio Portugal
    75 - POLJANSKI Pawel Poland
    76 - TOSATTO Matteo Italy
    77 - TROFIMOV Yury Russia
    78 - VALGREN Michael Denmark


    Tom BoonenIn the Belgian team we'll see whether Tom Boonen is back in shape for the sprint but the team will probably mainly count on Marcel Kittel in case of a sprint finish. The team also has Niki Terpstra on the start list:

    81 - BOONEN Tom Belgium
    82 - DE LA CRUZ David Spain
    83 - KITTEL Marcel Germany
    84 - MAES Nikolas Belgium
    85 - SABATINI Fabio Italy
    86 - SERRY Pieter Belgium
    87 - TERPSTRA Niki The Netherlands
    88 - VANDENBERGH Stijn Belgium


    Arthur VichotArthur Vichot will be the leader of the French FDJ team and will try to get a good place in the general classification. In the team we also find the sprinter Arnaud Démare:

    91 - VICHOT Arthur France
    92 - COURTEILLE Arnaud France
    93 - DELAGE Mickaël France
    94 - DEMARE Arnaud France
    95 - EIKING Odd Christian Norway
    96 - HOELGAARD Daniel Norway
    97 - KONOVALOVAS Ignatas Lithuania
    98 - REZA Kévin France

    Movistar Team

    Jon IzaguirreThe Movistar team will come to the start with a completely Spanish team:

    101 - IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon Spain
    102 - ERVITI Imanol Spain
    103 - FERNANDEZ Ruben Spain
    104 - HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus Spain
    105 - HERRADA LOPEZ José Spain
    106 - IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka Spain
    107 - LOBATO Juan Jose Spain
    108 - ROJAS Jose Joaquin Spain

    Astana Pro Team

    Luis Leon SanchezThe Astana team will start Paris-Nice 2016 with some known names like Luis Leon Sanchez, Lars Boom or Lieuwe Westra:

    111 - SANCHEZ Luis-Leon Spain
    112 - BOOM Lars The Netherlands
    113 - FOMINYKH Daniil Kazakhstan
    114 - GRUZDEV Dmitriy Kazakhstan
    115 - KANGERT Tanel Estonia
    116 - LUTSENKO Alexey Kazakhstan
    117 - ROSA Diego Italy
    118 - WESTRA Lieuwe The Netherlands

    Team Giant-Alpecin

    Tom DumoulinThe German Giant-Alpecin team will count on its big talent Tom Dumoulin who will be accompanied by 3 other Dutch riders, one German rider, one Chinese, one Swedish rider and and Austrian:

    121 - DUMOULIN Tom The Netherlands
    122 - CURVERS Roy The Netherlands
    123 - DE KORT Koen The Netherlands
    124 - GESCHKE Simon Germany
    125 - JI Cheng China
    126 - LUDVIGSSON Tobias Sweden
    127 - PREIDLER Georg Austria
    128 - TEN DAM Laurens The Netherlands

    Cofidis, solutions crédits

    Nacer BouhanniIn the Cofidis team, the sprinter Nacer Bouhanni is a good candidate for a stage victory in a sprint! Except for the always smiling Luis Angel Mate Mardones, all his team mates are French:

    131 - BOUHANNI Nacer France
    132 - COUSIN Jérome France
    133 - JEANNESSON Arnold France
    134 - LAPORTE Christophe France
    135 - LEMOINE Cyril France
    136 - MATE MARDONES Luis Angel Spain
    137 - SIMON Julien France
    138 - SOUPE Geoffrey France


    Pierre RollandThe Cannondale team has put the French rider Pierre Rolland as its leader for a multi-national team:

    141 - ROLLAND Pierre France
    142 - BEVIN Patrick New Zealand
    143 - BRESCHEL Matti Denmark
    144 - CRADDOCK Lawson United States
    145 - SLAGTER Tom Jelte The Netherlands
    146 - TALANSKY Andrew United States
    147 - VAN BAARLE Dylan The Netherlands
    148 - WIPPERT Wouter The Netherlands


    Frank Schleck151 - SCHLECK Frank Luxembourg
    152 - BEPPU Fumiyuki Japan
    153 - BONIFAZIO Niccolo Italy
    154 - DIDIER Laurent Luxembourg
    155 - FELLINE Fabio Italy
    156 - RAST Gregory Switzerland
    157 - THEUNS Edward Belgium
    158 - VAN POPPEL Boy The Netherlands

    Direct Energie

    Sylvain ChavanelThe Direct Energie team is almost completely French, except for Antoine Duchesne who's used to doing Paris-Nice, with Sylvain Chavanel as its leader:

    161 - CHAVANEL Sylvain France
    162 - CALMEJANE Lilian France
    163 - DUCHESNE Antoine Canada
    164 - PETIT Adrien France
    165 - PICHOT Alexandre France
    166 - QUEMENEUR Perrig France
    167 - TULIK Angelo France
    168 - VOECKLER Thomas France

    Dimension Data

    Serge PauwelsThe UCI WorldTeam Dimension Data (formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka) will come with the Belgian rider Serge Pauwels as its leader:

    171 - PAUWELS Serge Belgium
    172 - BRAMMEIER Mattew Ireland
    173 - FARRAR Tyler United States
    174 - HAAS Nathan Australia
    175 - JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques South-Africa
    176 - REGUIGUI Youcef Algeria
    177 - TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel Eritrea
    178 - THOMSON Jay South-Africa

    Team Lotto NL-Jumbo

    Wilco KeldermanThe Dutch Lotto NL-Jumbo team will see the Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman accompanied by 3 of his compatriotes, a New-Zealander, two Belgian and one German riders:

    181 - KELDERMAN Wilco The Netherlands
    182 - BENNETT George New Zealand
    183 - CAMPENAERTS Victor Belgium
    184 - KRUIJSWIJK Steven The Netherlands
    185 - MARTENS Paul Germany
    186 - TANKINK Bram The Netherlands
    187 - VAN EMDEN Jos The Netherlands
    188 - VANMARCKE Sep Belgium

    IAM Cycling

    Jérôme CoppelThe Swiss team will come with a French rider who could get a good spot right from the start in tomorrow's prologue of Paris-Nice 2016, Jérôme Coppel:

    191 - COPPEL Jérôme France
    192 - BRANDLE Matthias Austria
    193 - DENIFL Stephan Austria
    194 - DEVENYNS Dries Belgium
    195 - LAENGEN Vegard Stake Norway
    196 - NAESEN Oliver Belgium
    197 - REYNES Vicente Spain
    198 - VAN GENECHTEN Jonas Belgium

    Fortuneo-Vital Concept

    Chris Anker Sörensen201 - SORENSEN Chris Anker Denmark
    202 - DELAPLACE Anthony France
    203 - FEDRIGO Pierrick France
    204 - LOUBET Julien France
    205 - MCLAY Daniel Great-Britain
    206 - PERICHON Pierre-Luc France
    207 - TRONET Steven France
    208 - VACHON Florian France

    Delko Marseille Provence-KTM

    Rémy Di Gregorio211 - DI GREGORIO Rémy France
    212 - COMBAUD Romain France
    213 - DIAZ Daniel Argentina
    214 - DUQUE Leonardo Colombia
    215 - FERNANDEZ Delio Spain
    216 - HUPOND Thierry France
    217 - PACHER Quentin France
    218 - SISKEVICIUS Evaldas Lithuania

    The start order and -times for the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016 (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Sunday 6 March 2016)

    Hereunder you'll find the start order and -times for the 175 riders for the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, tomorrow Sunday 6 March 2016 (to open it, click on the image and click on the arrows in the lower right corner to zoom in on it):

    The start order and -times for the prologue of Paris-Nice 2016

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Ik wil even kwijt dat ik dit een duidelijk artikel vind, met informatie waar je wat aan hebt.

    | Peter de Waard | sunday 06 March 2016 at 9:20:45

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