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Vuelta a Espana 2015: start list

All the riders set for the final Grand Tour of the season

The season’s third and final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana, rolls out on Saturday – kicking off with a short team time trial to Marbella.

Some 198 riders will take to the Puerto Banus startline for the 70th edition of the Vuelta, including Tour de France champion Chris Froome and rivals Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali, who came second, third and fourth behind Froome at the Tour.

Ready for lift off: Alejandro Valverde is one of a number of big-name contenders set for the Vuelta a Espana (Pic: Sirotti)

Froome is one of three Brits set for the race, with team-mate and key domestique Geraint Thomas and MTN-Qhubeka’s Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings the others.

But who else will be signing on in Puerto Banus on Saturday? Check out the full start list below.

Vuelta a Espana 2015: startlist

Astana
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP)
Fabio Aru (ITA)
Mikel Landa (ESP)
Diego Rosa (ITA)
Dario Cataldo (ITA)
Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)
Alessandro Vanotti (ITA)
Andrey Zeits (KAZ)

Ag2r-La Mondiale
Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)
Gediminas Bagdonas (LTU)
Mikael Cherel (FRA)
Alexis Gougeard (FRA)
Blel Kadri (FRA)
Sebastien Minard (FRA)
Matteo Montaguti (ITA)
Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA)
Johan Vansummeren (BEL)

BMC Racing
Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Darwin Atapuma (COL)
Marcus Burghardt (GER)
Alessandro de Marchi (ITA)
Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX)
Amael Moinard (FRA)
Joey Rosskopf (USA)
Samuel Sanchez (ESP)
Peter Velits (SVK)

Etixx-QuickStep
David de la Cruz (ESP)
Carlos Verona (ESP)
Maxime Bouet (FRA)
Niki Terpstra (NED)
Iljo Keisse (BEL)
Nikolas Maes (BEL)
Pieter Serry (BEL)
Gianluca Brambilla (ITA)
Martin Velits (SVK)

FDJ
Arnaud Courteille (FRA)
Mickael Delage (FRA)
Kenny Elissonde (FRA)
Murilo Antonio Fischer (BRA)
Olivier le Gac (FRA)
Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA)
Laurent Pichon (FRA)
Kevin Reza (FRA)
Jussi Veikkanen (FIN)

Tejay van Garderen is on a mission after illness curtailed his hopes of a Tour de France podium finish (Pic: Sirotti)

IAM Cycling
Vicente Reynes (ESP)
Marcel Aregger (SUI)
Larry Warbasse (USA)
Matteo Pelucchi (ITA)
Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
Jerome Coppel (FRA)
Thomas Degand (BEL)
Simon Pellaud (SUI)
David Tanner (AUS)

Lampre-Merida
Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL)
Maximiliano Richeze (ARG)
Valerio Conti (ITA)
Tsgabu Grmay (ETH)
Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)
Kristijan Durasek (CRO)
Ilia Koshevoy (BLR)
Nelson Oliveira (POR)
Ruben Plaza (ESP)

Lotto-Soudal
Jasper de Buyst (BEL)
Kris Boeckmans (BEL)
Tosh van der Sande (BEL)
Bart de Clercq (BEL)
Jurgen van den Broeck (BEL)
Jelle Vanendert (BEL)
Maxime Monfort (BEL)
Adam Hansen (AUS)
Thomas de Gendt (BEL)

Movistar
Nairo Quintana (COL)
Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Andrey Amador (CRC)
Fran Ventoso (ESP)
Rory Sutherland (AUS)
Imanol Erviti (ESP)
Javier Moreno (ESP)
Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP)
Giovanni Visconti (ITA)

Orica-GreenEDGE
Johan Esteban Chaves (COL)
Damien Howson (AUS)
Jens Keukeleire (BEL)
Caleb Ewan (AUS)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Mitchell Docker (AUS)
Mathew Hayman (AUS)
Daryl Impey (RSA)
Cameron Meyer (AUS)

Movistar come with a two-pronged attack in the form of Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde(Pic: Sirotti)

Team Cannondale-Garmin
André Cardoso (POR)
Joe Dombrowski (USA)
Alex Howes (USA)
Ben King (USA)
Dan Martin (IRL)
Matej Mohoric (SVN)
Moreno Moser (ITA)
Andrew Talansky (USA)
Davide Villella (ITA)

Team Giant-Alpecin
John Degenkolb (GER)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Luka Mezgec (SVN)
Zico Waetyns (BEL)
Lawson Craddock (USA)
Johannes Frohlinger (GER)
Thierry Hupond (FRA)
Koen de Kort (NED)
Tom Stamsnijder (NED)

Team Katusha
Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP)
Vladimir Isaychev (RUS)
Pavel Kochetkov (RUS)
Alberto Losada (ESP)
Daniel Moreno (ESP)
Egor Silin (RUS)
Angel Vicioso (ESP)
Eduard Vorganov (RUS)
Tiago Machado (POR)

Team LottoNL-Jumbo
Bert-Jan Lindeman (NED)
Tom van Asbroeck (BEL)
Martijn Keizer (NED)
Mike Teunissen (NED)
George Bennett (NZL)
Timo Roosen (NED)
Dennis van Winden (NED)
Maarten Wynants (BEL)
Maarten Tjallingii (NED)

Team Sky
Chris Froome (GBR)
Geraint Thomas (GBR)
Nicolas Roche (IRL)
Mikel Nieve (ESP)
Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)
Christian Knees (GER)
Ian Boswell (USA)
Sergio Henao (COL)
Salvatore Puccio (ITA)

Chris Froome has twice finished second at the Vuelta. Only two riders have ever completed the Tour-Vuelta double in the same season (Pic: Sirotti)

Tinkoff-Saxo
Peter Sagan (SVK)
Rafal Majka (POL)
Daniele Bennati (ITA)
Pawel Poljanski (POL)
Maciej Bodnar (POL)
Sergio Paulinho (POR)
Jesper Hansen (DEN)
Jay McCarthy (AUS)
Pavel Brutt (RUS)

Trek Factory Racing
Frank Schleck (LUX)
Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)
Danny van Poppel (NED)
Markel Irizar (ESP)
Yaroslav Popovych (UKR)
Boy van Poppel (NED)
Haimar Zubeldia (ESP)

Caja Rural-Seguros
David Arroyo (ESP)
Amets Txurruka (ESP)
Pello Bilbao (ESP)
Omar Fraile (ESP)
Ricardo Vilela (POR)
Jose Goncalves (POR)
Carlos Barbero (ESP)
Lluis Guillermo Mas (ESP)
Angel Madrazo (ESP)

Team Colombia
Alex Cano (COL)
Fabio Duarte (COL)
Leonardo Duque (COL)
Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (COL)
Carlos Quintero (COL)
Brayan Steven Ramirez (COL)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (COL)
Rodolfo Andres Torres (COL)
Juan Pablo Valencia (COL)

Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Daniel Navarro (ESP)
Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
Yoann Bagot (FRA)
Romain Hardy (FRA)
Cyril Lemoine (FRA)
Dominique Rollin (CAN)
Stephane Rossetto (FRA)
Julien Simon (FRA)
Geoffrey Soupe (FRA)

MTN-Qhubeka’s Steve Cummings soloed to victory on Mandela Day at the Tour de France, and is one of three Brits set for the Vuelta (Pic: Sirotti)

MTN-Qhubeka
Steve Cummings (GBR)
Louis Meintjes (RSA)
Johann van Zyl (RSA)
Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)
Songezo Jim (RSA)
Jaco Venter (RSA)
Natnael Berhane (ERI)
Youcef Reguigui (ALG)
Jay Robert Thomson (RSA)

Team Europcar
Yukiya Arashiro (JAP)
Pierre Rolland (FRA)
Antoine Duchesne (CAN)
Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA)
Jerome Cousin (FRA)
Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA)
Cyril Gautier (FRA)
Tony Hurel (FRA)
Romain Sicard (FRA)

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