Tour of California 2008 Team Rosters

Tour of CaliforniaThe 2008 team rosters for the Tour of California have been released. It's amazing to see Leipheimer, Bettini, Boonen, Horner, Zabriskie, Freire, Cancellara, Wiggins, Julich, Hincapie, Voigt, and more all racing in California -- I'm going to be busy with the camera. I wish Baldwin was on the list as well, but you can't everything. The sprint finishes and time trials will certainly be exciting.

The big surprise was Rock Racing: despite being a founding sponsor, they submitted an abbreviated list of 5 riders. Puerto has raised its ugly head again and has taken out Hamilton, Botero, and Sevilla. Leogrande is still on the list inspite of USADA's attempt to have his samples retested. VeloNews speculates Cipo as a last-minute addition -- he'd certainly bring even more fan enthusiasm.

Read on to see the ToC 2008 rider list.

Astana (LUX)

  • Levi Leipheimer (USA)
  • Janez Brajkovic (SLO)
  • Vladimir Gusev (RUS)
  • Christopher Horner (USA)
  • Serguei Ivanov (RUS)
  • Aaron Kemps (AUS)
  • Andrey Mizurov (KAZ)
  • Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP)

Bouygues Telecom (FRA)

  • Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
  • Dimitri Champion (FRA)
  • Perrig Quemeneur (FRA)
  • Vincent Jerome (FRA)
  • Laurent Lefevre (FRA)
  • Alexandre Pichot (FRA)
  • Sebastien Turgot (FRA)
  • Julien Belgy (FRA)

Credit Agricole (FRA)

  • Patrice Halgand (FRA)
  • Jonathan Hivert (FRA)
  • Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT)
  • Christophe Le Mevel (FRA)
  • Cyril Lemoine (FRA)
  • Mark Renshaw (AUS)
  • Julien Simon (FRA)
  • Yannick Talabardon (FRA)

Gerolsteiner (GER)

  • Fabian Wegmann (GER)
  • Johannes Frohlinger (GER)
  • Heinrich Haussler (GER)
  • Bernhard Kohl (AUT)
  • Mathias Frank (SUI)
  • Peter Wrolich (AUT)
  • Oliver Zaugg (SUI)
  • Markus Zberg (SUI)

Quick Step (BEL)

  • Paolo Bettini (ITA)
  • Tom Boonen (BEL)
  • Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR)
  • Kevin Hulsmans (BEL)
  • Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL)
  • Andrea Tonti (ITA)
  • Matteo Tosatto (ITA)
  • Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL)

Rabobank (Netherlands)

  • Oscar Freire Gomez (ESP)
  • Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL)
  • Robert Gesink (NED)
  • Mathew Hayman (AUS)
  • Pedro Horrillo Munoz (ESP)
  • Paul Martens (GER)
  • Bauke Mollema (NED)
  • William Walker (AUS)

Saunier Duval-Scott (ESP)

  • Rubens Bertogliati (SUI)
  • Raivis Belohvosciks (LTV)
  • David Canada Gracia (ESP)
  • Ermanno Capelli (ITA)
  • Eros Capecchi (ITA)
  • Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP)
  • Angel Gomez (ESP)
  • Luciano Andre Pagliarini Mendonca (BRA)

Team CSC (DEN)

  • Bobby Julich (USA)
  • Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
  • Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
  • Jason McCartney (USA)
  • Gustav Larsson (SWE)
  • Jens Voigt (GER)
  • Juan Jose Haedo (ARG)
  • Karsten Kroon (NED)

High Road (GER)

  • George Hincapie (USA)
  • Mark Cavendish (GBR)
  • Gerald Ciolek (GER)
  • Adam Hansen (AUS)
  • Kim Kirchen (LUX)
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • Thomas Lovkvist (SWE)
  • Bradley Wiggins (GBR)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

  • Alexandre Moos (SUI)
  • Danilo Wyss (SUI)
  • Jackson Stewart (USA)
  • Darren Lill (RSA)
  • Scott Nydam (USA)
  • Antonio Cruz (USA)
  • Taylor Tolleson (USA)
  • Jeff Louder (USA)

Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30 (USA)

  • David Millar (GBR)
  • David Zabriskie (USA)
  • Christian Vandevelde (USA)
  • Thomas Peterson (USA)
  • Danny Pate (USA)
  • Steven Cozza (USA)
  • Thomas Danielson (USA)
  • Tyler Farrar (USA)

BISSELL Pro Cycling (USA)

  • Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
  • Tom Zirbel (USA)
  • Scott Zwizanski (USA)
  • Aaron Olson (USA)
  • Burke Swindlehurst (USA)
  • Garrett Peltonen (USA)
  • Edward King (USA)
  • Richard England (AUS)

Health Net Presented by Maxxis (USA)

  • Phil Zajicek (USA)
  • Rory Sutherland (AUS)
  • Timothy Johnson (USA)
  • Karl Menzies (AUS)
  • Roman Kilun (USA)
  • John Murphy (USA)
  • Frank Pipp (USA)
  • Matthew Crane (USA)

Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)

  • Scott Tietzel (USA)
  • Nick Reistad (USA)
  • Matthew Rice (AUS)
  • Michael Lange (USA)
  • Bernard Van Ulden (USA)
  • Bryce Mead (USA)
  • Nicholas Sanderson (AUS)
  • Aaron Barry Tuckerman (NZL)

Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast (USA)

  • Andrew Bajadali (USA)
  • Dan Bowman (USA)
  • Alex Candelario (USA)
  • Kevin Lacombe (CAN)
  • Reid Mumford (USA)
  • Justin Spinelli (USA)
  • Jonathan Sundt (USA)
  • Nick Waite (USA)

Rock Racing (USA)

  • Michael Creed (USA)
  • Kayle Leogrande (USA)
  • Doug Ollerenshaw (USA)
  • Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (COL)
  • Fred Rodriguez (USA)

Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team (USA)

  • Dominique Rollin (CAN)
  • Hilton Clarke (AUS)
  • Jonathan Clarke (AUS)
  • Caleb Manion (AUS)
  • Benjamin Day (AUS)
  • Ivan Dominguez (CUB)
  • Heath Blackgrove (NZL)
  • Henk Vogels (AUS)

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