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Tour of Britain 2012: provisional start list published

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins is the headline name on the Tour of Britain’s provisional start list.

The 2012 race starts on Sunday

The provisional start list contains stage winners from all three Grand Tours, including seven Tour de France stage winners with 31 victories to their name, and 23 of them falling to world road race champion Mark Cavendish.

Wiggins, one of five Olympic medallists to ride the race, and Cavendish are just two of 23 British riders on the start list.

Brits Jeremy Hunt and Luke Rowe, Austrian Bernhard Eisel and German Christian Knees complete Team Sky’s five-man line-up.

The list also contains four Tour de France jersey winners in Wiggins (2012 yellow jersey), Cavendish (2011 green jersey), Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Samuel Sanchez (2011 King of the Mountains) and Liquigas-Cannondale’s Ivan Basso (2002 best young rider)

Seven teams from this year’s Tour de France will line-up for the Tour of Britain, while Orica-GreenEDGE, Liquigas-Cannondale, Saur Sojasun and Team UK Youth will all make their debuts in the race.

The eight-stage Tour of Britain starts in Ipswich, Suffolk, on Sunday September 9 and finishes in Guildford, Surrey, on Sunday September 16.

The provisional start list will be updated daily on the Tour of Britain website with any team changes. The full and final list published at approximately 19.00 on Saturday September 8.

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Tour of Britain provisional start list

Team Sky
1) Wiggins, Bradley GBR
2) Cavendish, Mark GBR
3) Eisel, Bernhard AUT
4) Hunt, Jeremy GBR
5) Knees, Christian GER
6) Luke Rowe, Wales

Endura Racing
11) Tiernan-Locke, Jonathan GBR
12) Camano, Iker SPA
13) Downing, Russell GBR
14) Bibby, Ian GBR
15) Dempster, Zak AUS
16) Voss, Paul GER

Node4-Giordana Racing
21) Bialoblocki, Marcin POL
22) Clarke, Dave GBR
23) Cronshaw, Matt GBR
24) Lavery, Philip IRL
25) Northey, Mike NZL
26) Williams, Pete GBR

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
31) Clarke, Jonny AUS
32) Forster, Robert GER
33) Jones, Christopher USA
34) de Maar, Marc AHO
35) Reus, Kai NED
36) Van Poppel, Boy NED

Euskaltel Euskadi
41) Sanchez, Samuel SPA
42) Cabedo, Victor SPA
43) Cazaux, Pierre FRA
44) Garcia, Ricardo SPA
45) Saez de Arregui, Adrian SPA
46) Urtasun, Pablo SPA

51) Bobridge, Jack AUS
52) Bewley, Sam NZL
53) Hepburn, Michael AUS
54) Howard, Leigh AUS
55) Kroupis, Aidis LTU
56) Langeveld, Sebastian NED

61) Basso, Ivan ITA
62) Beneffato, Marco ITA
63) Canuti, Federico ITA
64) Caruso, Damiano ITA
65) Krizek, Matthias AUT
66) Longo Borghini, Paolo

71) Engoulvent, Jimmy FRA
72) Galland, Jérémie FRA
73) Hivert, Jonathan FRA
74) Lemoine, Cyril FRA
75) Marino, Jean-Marc FRA
76) Martias, Rony FRA

81) Mortensen, Martin DEN
82) Carrara, Matteo ITA
83) Kreder, Wesley NED
84) Markus, Barry NED
85) Novikov, Nikita RUS
86) Wauters, Willem BEL

Team IG-Sigma Sport
91) Craven, Dan NAM
92) Hawkins, Peter IRL
93) Last, Tom GBR
94) Lloyd, Dan GBR
95) Richardson, Simon GBR
96) Sybrandy, Wouter NED

Team NetApp
101) Barta, Jan CZE
102) Benedetti, Cesare ITA
103) Huzarski, Bartosz POL
104) Jarc, Blaz SLO
105) Koenig, Leopold CZE
106) Schorn, Daniel AUT

111) House, Kristian GBR
112) Cuming, Mike GBR
113) Grenda, Ben AUS
114) Handley, Richard GBR
115) Jennings, Christopher RSA
116) Lang, Richard AUS

AN Post Sean Kelly
121) Bagdonas, Gediminas LTU
122) Bennett, Sam IRL
123) Christian, Mark GBR
124) Downey, Sean IRL
125) Ghyllebert, Pieter BEL
126) McLaughlin, Ronan IRL

Team Raleigh-GAC
131) Briggs, Graham GBR
132) Hampton, Russell GBR
133) Holohan, Liam GBR
134) Oliphant, Evan GBR
135) Sparling, Jamie CAN
136) Sulzberger, Bernard AUS

141) Farrar, Tyler USA
142) Haas, Nathan AUS
143) Hunter, Robbie RSA
144) Morton, Lachlan AUS
145) Vanmarcke, Sep BEL
146) Vonhoff, Steele AUS

Team UK Youth
151) Barker, Yanto GBR
152) Backstedt, Magnus SWE
153) Gustavsson, Niklas SWE
154) Opie, Chris GBR
155) Stevenson, Christofer SWE
156) McGowan, David GBR

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