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Tour de France 2012 confirmed riders list

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jun. 26, 2012
  • Updated 34 mins ago
Evans opens his repeat attempt on June 30 in Liège, Belgium. Photo: AFP

The 2012 Tour de France opens with the June 30 prologue in Liège, Belgium. Among the 198 riders signing into the 99th edition of the Tour will be defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing), Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda), and American Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). But former green jersey winner Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma) and double 2011 stage winner Thor Hushovd (BMC) won’t take part.

Over the coming days, the 22 teams expected to toe the line will announce their nine-man rosters. Here, we have listed the riders we know are confirmed to be in or out of the race, as well of those sitting on the bubble. We’ll update this list as team announcements emerge, so check back for the latest.

AG2R-La Mondiale
*Confirmed: Maxime Bouet (FRA), Mickaél Chérel (FRA), Hubert Dupont (FRA), Blel Kadri (FRA), Sébastien Minard (FRA), Lloyd Mondory (FRA), Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA), Christophe Riblon (FRA), Nicolas Roche (IRL)

Argos-Shimano
*Confirmed: Roy Curvers (NED), Koen de Kort (NED), Johannes Froehlinger (GER), Patrick Gretsch (GER), Yann Huguet (FRA), Marcel Kittel (GER), Matthieu Sprick (FRA), Albert Timmer (NED), Tom Veelers (NED)

Astana
*Confirmed: Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Borut Bozic (SLO), Dmitry Fofonov (KAZ), Andriy Grivko (UKR), Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ), Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ), Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE), Robert Kiserlovski (CRO), Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ)

BMC Racing
*Confirmed: Marcus Burghardt (GER), Steve Cummings (GBR), Cadel Evans (AUS), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), George Hincapie (USA), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Tejay van Garderen (USA)

Cofidis le credit en ligne
*Confirmed: Rein Taaramae (EST), Remy Di Gregorio (FRA), Samuel Dumoulin (FRA), Nicolas Edet (FRA), Julien Fouchard (FRA), Jan Ghyselinck (BEL), Luis Angel Mate (ESP), David Moncoutie (FRA), Romain Zingle (BEL)

Europcar
*Confirmed: Thomas Voeckler (FRA), Pierre Rolland (FRA), Christophe Kern (FRA), Cyril Gautier (FRA), Yukiya Arashiro (JAP), Giovanni Bernaudeau (FRA), Yohann Gène (FRA), Vincent Jérôme (FRA), Davide Malacarne (ITA)

Euskaltel-Euskadi
*Confirmed: Egoi Martinez (SPA), Samuel Sánchez (SPA), Gorka Verdugo (SPA), Mikel Astarloza (SPA), Ruben Perez (SPA), Pablo Urtasun (SPA), Gorka Izagirre (SPA) Jorge Azanza (SPA), Amets Txurruka (SPA)

FDJ-BigMat
*Confirmed: Sandy Casar (FRA), Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA), Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR), Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA), Cedric Pineau (FRA), Thibaut Pinot (FRA), Anthony Roux (FRA), Jérémy Roy (FRA), Arthur Vichot (FRA)

Garmin-Barracuda
*Confirmed: Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Christian Vande Velde (USA), David Millar (GBR), Robbie Hunter (RSA), Dan Martin (IRL), Johan Vansummeren (BEL), David Zabriskie (USA), Tom Danielson (USA), Tyler Farrar (USA)

Katusha
*Confirmed: Giampaolo Caruso (ITA), Oscar Freire (SPA), Vladimir Gusev (RUS), Joan Horrach (SPA), Aliaksandr Kuchynski (BLR), Denis Menchov (RUS), Luca Paolini (ITA), Yuriy Trofimov (RUS), Eduard Vorganov (RUS)

Lampre-ISD
*Confirmed: Grega Bole (SLO), Danilo Hondo (ITA), Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR), Matthew Lloyd (AUS), Marco Marzano (ITA), Alessandro Petacchi (ITA), Michele Scarponi (ITA), Simone Stortoni (ITA) and Davide Viganò (ITA)

Liquigas-Cannondale
*Confirmed: Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Peter Sagan (SVK), Ivan Basso (ITA), Daniel Oss (ITA), Kristijan Koren (SLO), Alessandro Vanotti (ITA), Sylvester Szmyd (POL), Federico Canuti (ITA), Dominik Nerz (GER)

Lotto-Belisol
*Confirmed: André Greipel (GER), Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL), Jelle Vanendert (BEL), Greg Henderson (NZL), Marcel Sieberg (GER), Lars Bak (DEN), Francis De Greef (BEL), Adam Hansen (AUS), Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)

Movistar
*Confirmed: Alejandro Valverde (SPA), Juanjo Cobo (SPA), José Joaquín Rojas (SPA), Rubén Plaza (SPA), Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), Iván Gutiérrez (SPA), Imanol Erviti (SPA), Vladimir Karpets (RSA) and Rui Costa (POR)

Omega Pharma-Quick Step
*Confirmed: Sylvain Chavanel (FRA), Kevin De Weert (BEL), Dries Devenyns (BEL), Bert Grabsch (GER), Levi Leipheimer (USA), Tony Martin (GER), Jerome Pineau (FRA), Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL), Peter Velits (SVK)

Orica-GreenEdge
*Confirmed: Michael Albasini (SUI), Baden Cooke (AUS), Simon Gerrans (AUS), Matt Goss (AUS), Daryl Impey (RSA), Brett Lancaster (AUS), Sebastian Langeveld (NED), Stuart O’Grady (AUS), Pieter Weening (NED)

Rabobank
*Confirmed: Bauke Mollema (NED), Robert Gesink (NED), Steven Kruijswijk (NED), Laurens Ten Dam (NED), Mark Renshaw (AUS), Luis Leon Sanchez (SPA), Bram Tankink (NED), Maarten Tjallingii (NED), Maarten Wynants (BEL)

RadioShack-Nissan
*Confirmed: Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Tony Gallopin (FRA), Chris Horner (USA), Andreas Klöden (GER), Maxime Monfort (BEL), Yaroslav Popovych (UKR), Fränk Schleck (LUX), Jens Voigt (GER), Haimar Zubeldia (SPA)

Saur-Sojasun
*Confirmed: Jérôme Coppel (FRA), Anthony Delaplace (FRA), Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA), Brice Feillu (FRA), Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA), Cyril Lemoine (FRA), Guillaume Levarlet (FRA), Jean-Marc Marino (FRA), Julien Simon (FRA)

Saxo Bank
*Confirmed: Juan José Haedo (ARG), Jonathan Cantwell (AUS), Nick Nuyens (BEL), Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN), Nicki Sørensen (DEN), Michael Mørkøv (DEN), Anders Lund (DEN), Karsten Kroon (NED), Sergio Paulinho (POR)

Sky
*Confirmed: Bradley Wiggins (GBR), Mark Cavendish (GBR), Richie Porte (AUS), Chris Froome (GBR), Michael Rogers (AUS), Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR), Bernard Eisel (AUT), Kanstantsin Siutsou (BEL), Christian Knees (GER)

Vacansoleil-DCM
*Confirmed: Johnny Hoogerland (NED), Gustav Larsson (SWE), Marco Marcato (ITA), Wout Poels (NED), Rob Ruijgh (NED), Lieuwe Westra (NED), Rafael Valls (ESP), Kenny Van Hummel (NED)

* Final roster announced

Editor’s note: This confirmed riders list initially listed Saur-Sojasun’s roster twice, once under that of Cofidis. We regret the error.

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