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Tour de France announces the participants

The Tour de France has announced the 180 riders that will take part in its 95th edition. The three-week French Grand Tour starts this Saturday and runs through Sunday, July 27.

There will be a total of 29 nations taking place, France being best represented with 40 riders. Spain and Italy are also well represented with 30 and 20 riders, respectively.

For more information refer to the Tour de France start list along with the entire 2008 Tour de France Cyclingnews' race section.

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