Tour of Qatar 2015: Riders

Tour of Qatar rider Bradley WigginsAt February 8th, the Tour of Qatar leaves for a 6-day ride. The sun-baked race is (literally) the perfect warm-up for the spring season. Apart from title defender Niki Terpstra and 22-fold stage-winner Tom Boonen big names like Fabian Cancellara, Peter Sagan and Bradley Wiggins will be at the start, along with sprint-gods Marcel Kittel, Alexander Kristoff and Nacer Bouhanni. Cyclingstage.com brings you the list of participants. (Slideshow route/profile)

World Tour Teams Tour of Qatar

Astana Pro Team
Lieuwe Westra, Ruslan Tleubayev, Andrea Guardini, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Andriy Grivko, Laurens De Vreese, Borut Bozic, Lars Boom

BMC Racing Team
Rick Zabel, Peter Velits, Greg Van Avermaet, Ben Hermans, Philippe Gilbert, Jean-Pierre Drucker, Alessandro de Marchi, Marcus Burghardt

Etixx – Quick Step
Martin Velits, Stijn Vandenbergh, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Matteo Trentin, Niki Terpstra, Nikolas Maes, Iljo Keisse, Tom Boonen

FDJ
Yoann Offredo, Johan Le Bon, Matthieu Ladagnous, Antonio Murilo Fischer, Arnaud Démare, Mickaél Delage, David Boucher, William Bonnet

Giant – Alpecin
Tom Veelers, Albert Timmer, Tom Stamsnijder, Ramon Sinkeldam, Georg Preidler, Marcel Kittel, Bert De Backer, Nikias Arndt

IAM Cycling
Jonas Van Genechten, Vicente Reynes, Roger Kluge, Reto Hollenstein, Heinrich Haussler, Dries Devenyns, Matthias Brändle, Marcel Aregger

Lampre – Merida
Nelson Oliveira, Filippo Pozzato, Rubén Plaza, Maximiliano Richeze, Manuele Mori, Sacha Modolo, Roberto Ferrari, Mário Costa, Matteo Bono

Movistar Team
Alejandro Valverde, Pablo Lastras, Andrey Amador, Jasha Sütterlin, José Joaquín Rojas, Enrique Sanz, Imanol Erviti, Andrey Amador, Rory Sutherland

Katusha
Gatis Smukulis, Luca Paolini, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Alexander Kristoff, Dmitry Kozontchuk, Marco Haller, Jacopo Guarnieri, Erik Sven Bystrøm

Orica GreenEDGE
Svein Tuft, Jens Mouris, Brett Lancaster, Jens Keukeleire, Leigh Howard, Mathew Hayman, Mitchell Docker, Adam Blythe

Team Sky
Bradley Wiggins, Chris Sutton, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe, Danny Pate, Christian Knees, Andrew Fenn, Bernhard Eisel

Tinkoff – Saxo
Nikolay Trusov, Peter Sagan, Michael Mørkøv, Christopher Juul-Jensen, Pavel Brutt, Matti Breschel, Maciej Bodnar, Ivan Rovny

Trek Factory Racing
Danny van Poppel, Boy van Poppel, Jasper Stuyven, Gert Steegmans, Gregory Rast, Yaroslav Popovych, Markel Irizar, Fabian Cancellara

Other teams

Bardiani – CSF Pro Team
Simone Sterbini, Luca Sterbini, Paolo Simion, Nicola Ruffoni, Stefano Pirazzi, Andrea Piechele, Nicola Boem, Enrico Battaglin

Bora-Argon 18
Paul Voss, Scott Thwaites, Michael Schwarzmann, Daniel Schorn, Ralf Matzka, Zakkari Dempster, Sam Bennett, Shane Archbold

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
Jonas Ahlstrand, Nacer Bouhanni, Steve Chainel, Cyril Lemoine, Adrien Petit, Dominique Rollin, Florian Senechal, Geoffrey Soupe

MTN – Qhubeka
Jaco Venter, Johann Van Zyl, Kristian Sbaragli, Youcef Reguigui, Gerald Ciolek, Theo Bos, Edvald Boasson Hagen

Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
Jelle Wallays, Pieter Vanspeybrouck, Jef Van Meirhaeghe, Gijs Van Hoecke, Preben Van Hecke, Jarl Salomein, Tim Declercq, Victor Campenaerts

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