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Tour de France prologue start times

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Cycling News
Published:
June 29, 2012, 22:34 BST,
Updated:
June 30, 2012, 16:24 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tom Veelers (1T4i-Shimano)

Tom Veelers (1T4i-Shimano)

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Veelers first, Evans last in Liège

The 2012 Tour de France is set to kick off from Liège, Belgium with Dutch rider Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) taking to the prologue start ramp first at 2:00 PM local time for the 6.4km race against the clock.

The 198-rider start list will include Garmin-Sharp's David Millar, who has had a stomach bug but who is confirmed for the start. He goes off at 2:59 PM.

There is no rain in the forecast for Liège, so the majority of the specialists are stacked at the end of the start sheet: defending Tour champion Cadel Evans is last at 5:17 PM, just behind 2004 prologue winner Fabian Cancellara.  Giro winner Ryder Hesjedal is off at 5:11 PM, while Bradley Wiggins heads out five minutes earlier.

Although it has been a tradition in the past, Evans will not wear the yellow jersey of defending champion in the prologue.

Prologue Start Times

# Rider Name (Country) Team Start Time (CET)
1 Tom Veelers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 14:00:00  
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 14:01:00  
3 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14:02:00  
4 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 14:03:00  
5 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 14:04:00  
6 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 14:05:00  
7 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 14:06:00  
8 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14:07:00  
9 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 14:08:00  
10 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:09:00  
11 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 14:10:00  
12 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 14:11:00  
13 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14:12:00  
14 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14:13:00  
15 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:14:00  
16 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Sharp 14:15:00  
17 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 14:16:00  
18 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 14:17:00  
19 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14:18:00  
20 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 14:19:00  
21 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 14:20:00  
22 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 14:21:00  
23 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano 14:22:00  
24 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 14:23:00  
25 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14:24:00  
26 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 14:25:00  
27 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 14:26:00  
28 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 14:27:00  
29 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 14:28:00  
30 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14:29:00  
31 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 14:30:00  
32 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:31:00  
33 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 14:32:00  
34 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 14:33:00  
35 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14:34:00  
36 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14:35:00  
37 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:36:00  
38 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 14:37:00  
39 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 14:38:00  
40 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 14:39:00  
41 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14:40:00  
42 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 14:41:00  
43 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 14:42:00  
44 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 14:43:00  
45 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano 14:44:00  
46 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 14:45:00  
47 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14:46:00  
48 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 14:47:00  
49 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 14:48:00  
50 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 14:49:00  
51 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 14:50:00  
52 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 14:51:00  
53 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 14:52:00  
54 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14:53:00  
55 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 14:54:00  
56 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 14:55:00  
57 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14:56:00  
58 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14:57:00  
59 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:58:00  
60 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp 14:59:00  
61 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 15:00:00  
62 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) Lampre - ISD 15:01:00  
63 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15:02:00  
64 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 15:03:00  
65 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 15:04:00  
66 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15:05:00  
67 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 15:06:00  
68 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 15:07:00  
69 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 15:08:00  
70 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 15:09:00  
71 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 15:10:00  
72 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 15:11:00  
73 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15:12:00  
74 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 15:13:00  
75 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 15:14:00  
76 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15:15:00  
77 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 15:16:00  
78 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 15:17:00  
79 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15:18:00  
80 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 15:19:00  
81 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:20:00  
82 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 15:21:00  
83 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 15:22:00  
84 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15:23:00  
85 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15:24:00  
86 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 15:25:00  
87 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 15:26:00  
88 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 15:27:00  
89 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano 15:28:00  
90 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 15:29:00  
91 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 15:30:00  
92 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 15:31:00  
93 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 15:32:00  
94 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 15:33:00  
95 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 15:34:00  
96 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 15:35:00  
97 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 15:36:00  
98 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15:37:00  
99 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 15:38:00  
100 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 15:39:00  
101 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15:40:00  
102 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 15:41:00  
103 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:42:00  
104 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 15:43:00  
105 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 15:44:00  
106 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15:45:00  
107 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15:46:00  
108 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 15:47:00  
109 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 15:48:00  
110 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 15:49:00  
111 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano 15:50:00  
112 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 15:51:00  
113 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 15:52:00  
114 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 15:53:00  
115 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 15:54:00  
116 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 15:55:00  
117 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15:56:00  
118 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 15:57:00  
119 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 15:58:00  
120 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15:59:00  
121 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 16:00:00  
122 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 16:01:00  
123 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 16:02:00  
124 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16:03:00  
125 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16:04:00  
126 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 16:05:00  
127 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 16:06:00  
128 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 16:07:00  
129 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16:08:00  
130 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 16:09:00  
131 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 16:10:00  
132 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 16:11:00  
133 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano 16:12:00  
134 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 16:13:00  
135 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 16:14:00  
136 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 16:15:00  
137 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 16:16:00  
138 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 16:17:00  
139 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 16:18:00  
140 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 16:19:00  
141 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 16:20:00  
142 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 16:21:00  
143 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 16:22:00  
144 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 16:23:00  
145 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 16:24:00  
146 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16:25:00  
147 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16:26:00  
148 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 16:27:00  
149 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 16:28:00  
150 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 16:29:00  
151 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16:30:00  
152 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 16:31:00  
153 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 16:32:00  
154 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 16:33:00  
155 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 16:34:00  
156 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 16:35:00  
157 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 16:36:00  
158 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 16:37:00  
159 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 16:38:00  
160 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 16:39:00  
161 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 16:40:00  
162 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 16:41:00  
163 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 16:42:00  
164 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 16:43:00  
165 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 16:44:00  
166 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 16:45:00  
167 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 16:46:00  
168 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16:47:00  
169 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 16:48:00  
170 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 16:49:00  
171 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 16:50:00  
172 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 16:51:00  
173 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16:52:00  
174 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 16:53:00  
175 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 16:54:00  
176 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 16:55:00  
177 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano 16:56:00  
178 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 16:57:00  
179 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 16:58:00  
180 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 16:59:00  
181 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 17:00:00  
182 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 17:01:00  
183 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 17:02:00  
184 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 17:03:00  
185 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 17:04:00  
186 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 17:05:00  
187 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 17:06:00  
188 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 17:07:00  
189 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 17:08:00  
190 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 17:09:00  
191 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17:10:00  
192 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 17:11:00  
193 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 17:12:00  
194 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 17:13:00  
195 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17:14:00  
196 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 17:15:00  
197 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 17:16:00  
198 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 17:17:00  

 

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