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Tweet the Tour-2014

The 101st Tour de France just completed it’s 8th Stage with a jam packed series of races in the upper regions of the French countryside known as the “Hell of the North.” Rain soaked roads, cobblestones and a few crashes have added to the drama as the sprinters battle it out and the fresh blood of the teams try for stage victories. There have been a few causalities along the way including top sprinter Mark Cavendish (Team OPQS) and last years winner British Rider Chris Froome (Team Sky) both abandoning due to injuries.

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While that other world sporting event is coming to a close
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Le Tour is just heating up with the general classification of riders set to take off and battle it out for the yellow jersey and eventually the overall tour win.

Le Tour has a tradition of starting the race outside of France with outside cities bidding to host the event. This year race organizes picked England for the first three stages, starting in Yorkshire and ending in London. The reasoning was the recent success of British riders and to be able to compete with the viewers of the World Cup, knowing the UK would draw huge numbers of fans…and they were right,

Here is a video from the Grand Depart (first stage 7/5/14) highlighting the start.
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(Due to embedding restrictions-view it here.

Of course real Yorkshire folk say the best way to ride the tour is to trade in those fancy clipless pedals, for clogs:

Following along with a sporting event of this magnitude can be daunting and also a bit boring, I mean not everyone has time to watch hundreds miles of live race coverage or wants to.

For a couple of years now I found it really fascinating to follow along the race using the social media, twitter. It’s an amazing way of combining news articles and sports updates with personal accounts of riders, fans and just about anyone else following along. It’s this great mash-up of information that adds all kinds of dimensions to the scope of an event like this.

For those interested in playing along, the official twitter feed for the Tour is @letour. I use the hastag #TDF and constantly type that into my search.

You can also make your own lists of individual twitter accounts you want to follow and go directly to those list. I made my own Tour de France and added in as many of the teams and riders that I could find.

I’ve included a cheat sheet of all of the 22 teams and 198 riders along with general managers. There is also some basic information about each team along with some fun facts.

Enjoy:
July 5th-27th
22 teams
9 riders per team for 198 participants 

21stages
Tour Director: Thierry Gouvenou

Coverage:

ITV cycling @itvcycling

Reporter: Chris Boardman @Chris_Boardman
Road CC: @Roadcc
Podium Insight: @podiuminsight


@letour

Cycling Fans @cyclingfans

Velo News: @velonews

Teams:

1.

Team: AG2R LA Mondaile

About Sponsor: AG2R is an insurance and retirement fund group and La Mondaile specializes in estate planning insurance.

Twitter: @AG2RLAMONDAILEc
UCI Code: ALM
Founded: 1992
Formerly: Casino-AG2R Prévoyance & AG2R Prévoyance
Country: France 
Website: www.cyclisme.ag2rlamondiale
GM: Vincent Lavenu
Director Sportif: Laurent Biondi
Bikes: Focus @FOCUS_Bikes

Riders: 
Romain Bardet-22 (France) @romainbardet
Mikael Cherel-28 (France) @mikaelcherel
Ben Gastauer-26 (Lux)
Herbert DuPont-32 (France)
Samuel Dumoulin-32 (France) @SamuelDumoulin
Blel Kadri-26 (France) 
Sébastien Minard-31 (France)
Matteo Montaguti-30 (Italy)
Jean-Christophe Peraud-36 (France)

Did you know: The iconic French team is the only team to have ridden every edition of Australia’s Tour Down Under since it started in 1999 and is the only team on the WorldTour to ride Focus bikes.

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2.
Team: Astana Pro Team 

About Sponsor: The state welfare fund of Kazakhstan.

Twitter: @AstanaTeam
UCI Code: AST
Founded: 2007
Country: Kazakhstan
website: www.proteam-astana.com
GM: Alexander Vinokourov
Director Sportif: Paolo Slongo
Bikes: Specialized

Riders:
Jakob Fuglsang-29 (Swiss) @Jakob_Fuglsang
Andrei Grivko-30 (Ukraine)
Dimitry Gruzdev-31 (Ukraine)
Vincenco Nibali-29 (Italy) @vincenconibali
Maxim Iglinsky-33 (Kazakhstan)
Tanel Kangret-27 (Estonia)
Michele Scarponi-35 (Italy) @MicheleScarponi
lieuwe Westra-31 (Italy) @lieuwewestra
Alessandro Vanotti-33 (Italy) 

Did you know: Astana won the Tour de France with Alberto Contador in 2009 and now has former rider and London Olympic gold medallist Alexander Vinokourov as its general manager.

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3.
Team: Belkin 

About Sponsor: international consumer electronics company.

Twitter: @teambelkin
UCI Code: BEL
Founded: 1984
Formerly: Rabobank
Country: Netherlands
Website: www.teambelkin.com
GM: Richard Plugge @RichardPlugge
Bikes: Bianchi @BianchiOfficial

Riders:
Lars Boom-29 (Netherlands) @lars_boom
Stef Clement-32 (Netherlands) @Stefclement
Steven Kruijswijk-27 (Netherlands) @s_kruijswijk
Tom Leezer-29 (Netherlands)
Bauke Mollema-28 (Netherlands) @BaukeMollema
Bram Tankink-36 (Netherlands) @bramtankink
Laurens Ten Dam-34 (Netherlands) @laurenstendam
Sep Vanmarcke-26 (Belgium) @sepvanmarcke
Maarten Wynants-32 (Belgium) @wynants82

Did you know: The Dutch team is on the hunt for a new sponsor next year after Belkin recently announced it would finish its support at season’s end.

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4.
Team: BMC

About Sponsor: Swiss bicycle frame manufacturer owned by Andy Rihs.

Twitter: @BMCproteam
UCI Code: BMC
Founded: 2007
Country: USA
Website: www.bmcracingteam.com
GM: Jim Ochowicz @jimochowicz
Director Spotif: Allan Peiper @AllanPeiper
Bikes: BMC @Ride_BMC

Riders:
Darwin Atapuma-26 (Columbia) @elPumaDarwin
Daniel Oss-27 (Italy) @Daniel87Oss
Tejay Van Garderen-25 (USA) @Tejayvan
Amael Moinard-31 (France) @amaelmoinard
Marcus Burghardt-30 (Germany) @MBurghardt83
Michael Schär-27 (Switzerland) @michaelschar
Peter Stetina-26 (USA) @peterstetina
Greg van Avermaet-29-(Belgium) @GregVanAvermaet
Peter Velits-29 (Slovakia) @petervelits

Did you know: Cadel Evans won the Tour de France with BMC in 2011 but you won’t see him on the start line this year after he threw everything at trying to win the Giro d’Italia in May.

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5.
*TDF 2014 wildcard team
Team: Bretagne-Séché Environnement

About Sponsor: French waste treatment company.

Twitter: @EquipeBSE
UCI Code: BSE
Founded:  2005
Formerly: Bretagne-Schuller
Country: France
Website: www.bretagne-schuller.fr
GM: Emmanuel Hubert @emmanuelhubert3
Director Sportif: Roger Trehin
Bikes: KTM

Riders: 
Jean-Marc Bideau-30 (France) @JMarcBideau
Anthony Delaplace-24 (France) @antodelaplace
Brice Feillu-28 (France) @FEILLUbrice
Romain Feillu-30 (France) 
Armindo Fonseca-25 (France) @ArmindoFonseca 
Arnaud Gerard-29 (France) @gerard_arno
Florian Guillou-31 (France) 
Benoit Jarrier-25 (France) @BenoitJarrier
Florian Vachon-29 (France)

Did you know: Another Pro Continental team granted a wildcard into the field, Bretagne-Seche Environment will make its Tour de France debut this year.
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6.
Team Name: Cannondale

About Sponsor: Formerly known as Liquigas now owned by American bicycle manufacturer.

Twitter: @cannondalePro
UCI Code: CAN
Founded: 1999
Formerly: Liquigas-Cannondale
Country: Italy
Website:  www.cannondale.com/gbr/pro_cycling
GM: Roberto Amadio
DS: Stephan Heulot
Bikes: Cannondale @RideCannondale

Riders;
Peter Sagan-24 (Slovakia) @petosagan
Maciej Bodnar-28 (Poland) @maciejbodnar
Alessandro De Marchi-27 (Italy) @ADM_RossodiBuja
Kristijan Koren-27 (Slovina)
Ted King-31 (USA) @IamTedKing
Fabio Sabatini-29 (Italy)
Jean-Marc Marino-30 (France) 
Marco Marcato-30 (Italy) @MarcatoMarco
Elia Viviani-25 (Italy)

Did you know: Cannondale Pro Cycling Team is home to another superstar Slovakian in the making, Matej Mohoric, who won the junior and under-23 world championships in successive years in 2012 and 2013.

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7.
*TDF 2014 wildcard team
Team: Cofidis, Solutions-Crédits

About Sponsor: French Money lending busines. 

Twitter: @TeamCOFIDIS
UCI Code: COF
Founded: 1997     
Country: France
website: http://www.equipe-cofidis.com
GM: Yvon Sanquer
Bikes: Look @velolook

Riders:
Rein Taaramae-26 (Estonia)
Luis Angel Mate-29 (Spain) @luisangelmate
Egoitz Garcia-28 (Spain)
Daniel Navarro-30 (Spain)
Nicolas Edet-26 (France)
Cyril Lemoine-31 (France)
Rudy Molard-24 (France) @Rudymolard
Adrien Petit-23 (France) @PetitAdrien62
Julien Simon-28 (France) @juliensimon82

Did you know: Cofidis is a second-tier UCI Pro Continental team and has been granted a wildcard to race the Tour de France.
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8.
Team: Europcar

About Sponsor: Paris based rental car company.
Twitter: @TeamEuropcar_en
UCI code: EUC
Country: France
Formerly: Bbox Bouygues Telecom
Year: 2000
Website: www.teameuropcar.com/en/
GM: Jean-René Bernaudeau
Bikes: Colnago @Colnagoworld

Riders: 
Pierre Rolland-27 (France) @pierrerolland
Yukiya Arashiro-29 (Japan) @YukiyaArashiro
Bryan Coquard-22 (France) @bryancoquard
Cyril Gautier-26 (France)
Yohann Gene-33 (France)
Alexandre Pichot-31 (France)
Perriq Quemeneur-30 (France)
Kevin Reza-26 (France) @KevReza
Thomas Voeckler-35 (France) @voecklerthomas

Did you know: Most avid cycling fans will recognise Thomas Voeckler’s face when they see him on TV. Voeckler is renowned for finding his way into a breakaway, which usually results in a solo attack in a last gasp bid for glory. He was supposed to ride the Tour Down Under in Adelaide this year but a collision with a car left him with a broken collarbone.
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9.
Team: FDJ.fr

About Sponsor: French national lottery system:  

Twitter: @EquipeFDJ
UCI Code: FDJ
Founded: 1997
Formerly: FDJ-BigMat
Country: France
website: www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk/teams/road-fdj-team
GM: Marc Madiot
Director Sportif: Thierry Bricaud @ThierryBricaud
Bikes:  Lapierre 

Riders:
Thibaut Pinot-24 (France) @ThibautPinot
Arnaud Démare-22 (France) @ArnaudDemare
William Bonnet-32 (France) @willbonnet
Mickaël Delage-28 (France) @mickaeldelage
Arnold Jeannesson-28 (France)
Matthieu Ladagnous-29 (France) @LadagnousMatth
Cédric Pineau-29 (France)
Jérémy Roy-31 (France) @jerenyroy
Arthur Vichot-25 (France) @ArthurVichot

Did you know: Australian Bradley McGee won a stage of the Tour de France in 2002 and wore the yellow jersey in 2003 while riding for FDJ.

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10.
Team: Garmin-Sharp

About Sponsor: maker of global positioning systems and worldwide electronic manufacturer. 

Twitter: @Ride_Argyle
UCI Code: GRS
Founded: 2007
Formerly: Garmin-Slipstream, Garmin-Transitions & Garmin-Cervélo 
Country: USA
Website: www.slipstreamsports.com/
GM: Jonathan Vaughters @Vaughters
Bikes: Cervelo @cervelo

Riders:
Andrew Talansky-25 (USA) @andrewtalansky
Janier Acevedo-28 (Columbia) @AcevedoJanier
Jack Bauer-29 (New Zealand)
Alex Howes-26 (USA) @alex_howes
Benjamin King-25 (USA) @BenKing89
Sebastian Langeveld-29 (Netherlands) @sebaslangeveld
Ramunas Navardauskas-26 (Lithuania) @ramunas88
Tom-Jelte Slagter-25 (Netherlands) @tomjelteslagter
Johan Vansummeren-33 (Belgium)

Did you know: Garmin-Sharp has partnered with global conservation group WWF and has adopted the panda as its unofficial mascot after Irishman Dan Martin was chased by a person in a panda suit as he rode to victory in the 2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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11.
Team: Giant-Shimano

About Sponsor: giant bicycle manufacturer and one of the leading makers of components.

Twitter: @GiantShimano
UCI Code: GIA
Founded: 2005
Formerly: Team Argos-Shimano
Country: the Netherlands
Website: www.teamgiantshimano.com
GM: Iwan Spekenbrink @iwanspekenbrink
Bikes: Giant @GiantBicycle

Riders:
Marcel Kittel-26 (Germany) @marcelkittel
Roy Curvers-34 (Netherlands) @RoyCurvers
Koen de Kort-31 (Netherlands) @koendekort
John Degenkolb-25 (Germany) @johndegenkolb
Dries Devenyns-30 (Belgium) @3sdevenyns
Tom Dumoulin-23 (Netherlands) @tom_dumoulin
Cheng Ji-26 (China) @jicheng369
Albert Timmer-29 (Netherlands) @alberttimmer
Tom Veelers-29 (Netherlands) @tom_veelers

Did you know: Just as dangerous as Kittel is his German teammate John Degenkolb, who this year won Gent-Wevelgem, a stage of Paris-Nice and was second in Paris-Roubaix.

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12.
*TDF 2014 wildcard team
Team: IAM Cycling

About Sponsor: IAM investment funds which is a global financial institution and funds management.

UCI Code: IAM
Twitter: @Iamcyclingfans
Founded: 2013
Country: Switzerland 
Website: http://www.iamcycling.ch/pro/en/
Director Sportif: Marcello Albasini
Bikes: Scott @bikeonscott

Riders:
Sylvan Chavanel-35 (France) @Chava_Slyvan
Martin Elmiger-35 (Swiss)
Mathais Frank-27 (Swiss)
Heinrich Haussler-30 (Australia)
Reto Hollenstein-28(Swiss)
Roger Kluge-28 (Germany) @kluge_roger
Jerome Pineau-24 (France) @jejeroute44
Sebastien Reichenbach-25 (Swiss)  @reichenbach_seb
Marcel Wyss-28 (Swiss) @WyssMarcel

Did you know: IAM Cycling is also home to Australian sprinter Heinrich Haussler, who won the opening stage of Bayern Rundfahrt in May and has good memories of his last Tour de France in which he won an epic Stage 13 with a solo attack in heavy rain.
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13.
Team: Katusha

About Sponsor: global cycling project funded by Russian businesses.

twitter:  @katushacycling
UCI Code: KAT
Founded: 2009
Country: Russia
Website: www.katushateam.com/en/
GM: Viatcheslav Ekimov @eki_ekimov
Director Sportif: Valerio Piva 
Bikes: Canyon @Canyon_Bikes  

Riders:
Alexander Kristoff-27 (Norway) @Kristoff87
Joaquim Rodriguez-35 (Spain) @PuritoRodriguez
Joeri Trofimov-33 (Russia)
Egor Silin-26 (Russia) @egsilin
Simon Spilak-28 (Slovania)  
Alexander Porsev-28 (Russia)
Luca Paolini-37 (Italy) @llgerva77
Gatis Smukulis-27 (Latvia) @Gsmukulis
Vladimir Isaychev- 28 (Russia)

Did you know: Aussie sprinter Robbie McEwen called Team Katusha home between 2009-2010 and saluted on Australian soil in the Tour Down Under.
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14.
Team: Lampre-Merida

About Sponsor: Lampre-Italian sheet metal manufacturer. Merida-Taiwanese bike maker.

Twitter: @lampre_merida
UCI Code: LAM
Founded: 2005
Formerly: Lampre-ISD
Country: Italy
Website: www.teamlampremerida.com/en/ 
GM: Giuseppe Saronni
Director Sportif: Fabrizio Bontempi
Bikes: Merida

Riders:
Rui Costa-27 (Portugal) @RuiCostaCyclist 
Maximiliano Richeze-31 (Argentina) @MaxRicheze
Jose Serpa-35 (Columbia) @jserpa01
Kristijan Durasek-26 (Croatia)
Sacha Modolo-27 (Italy) @SachaModolo
Davide Cimolai-24 (Italy) @cimo89
Nelson Oliveira-25 (Portugal) @Nelsoliveira89
Chris Horner-42 (USA) @hornerakg
Rafael Valls-27 (Spain) 

Did you know: The team has operated under various names but has always retained Lampre as a title sponsor since 1991. This year it has thrown a lifeline to 42-year-old Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Horner.
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15.
Team: Lotto Belliso

About Sponsor: Beligian national lottery and Belliso maker of windows.

Twitter: @Lotto_Belisol
UCI Code: LTB
Founded: 1985
Formerly: Omega Pharma-Lotto
Country: Belgium
website: www.lottobelisol.be/en/home-1.htm
GM: Bill Olivier
Director Sportif: Marc Sergeant
Bikes: Ridley @Ridley_Bikes

Riders: 
André Greipel-31(Germany) @AndreGreipel
Adam Hansen-33 (Australia) @HansenAdam
Tony Gallopin-26 (France) @tonygallopin
Jürgen Roelandts-31 (Belgium) @jurgenroelandts
Bart de Clerq-27 (Belgium)
Lars Bak-34 (Denmark)
Greg Henderson-37 (New Zealand) @Greghenderson1
Marcel Sieberg-32 (Germany) @MarcelSieberg

Did you know: Lotto-Belisol’s Aussie hard-man Adam Hansen is set to start his ninth consecutive Grand Tour when he lines up in the Tour de France — a remarkable show of physical and mental strength.
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16.
Team: Movistar

About Sponsor: Spanish mobile telephone communications provider.

Twitter: @Movistar_Team
UCI Code: MOV
Founded: 1980
Formerly: Banesto & Caisse d’Epargne
Country: Spain
Website: www.movistarteam.com
GM: Eusebio Unzue
Bikes: Canyon @Canyon_Bikes 

Riders:
Alejandro Valverde-34 (Spain)
Imanol Eruiti-30 (Spain)
John Gradret-35 (France)
Jesus Herrada-23 (Spain)
Benat Intxausti
Jon Izagirre
Ruben Plaza
Jose Joaquin Rojas
Giovanni Visconti

Did you know: Movistar has already produced one Grand Tour winner this season, with Colombian climber Nairo Quintana dominating the Giro d’Italia in May. Quintana, who was second overall in last year’s Tour de France, won’t be on the start line this year but will almost certainly challenge for the yellow jersey in 2015.
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17.
*TDF 2014 wildcard team
Team: NetApp-Endura

About Sponsor: NetApp is anAmerican computer and  data management company. Endura is a high quality cycling apparel company founded in Scottland.

Twitter: @NetappEndura
UCI Code: TNE
Founded: 2010
Country: Germany
Website: www.netapp-endura.com
GM: Ralph Denk
Director Sportif: Enrico Poitschke
Bikes: Fuji @FujiBikes

Riders: 
Jan Barta-29 (Czech) 
David De la Cruz-25 (Spain)@delacruz_sbd
Zakkari Dempster-26 (Australia) @ZakDempster
Bartosz Huzarski
Leopold König @LeopoldKonig
Tiago Machado @TiagoMachado85
Jośe Mendes @jpcmendes
Andres Schillinger
Paul Voss @paulvoss

Did you know: The team’s roster features Australian Zak Dempster, who was a junior track star and is now making a name for himself on the road.
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18.
Team Name: Orica GreenEdge

About Sponsor: Orica is an Australian mining company. Green Edge is a name given to them by owner Gerry Ryan.

Twitter: @Orica_GreenEDGE
UCI Code: OGE
Founded: 2011
Formerly: GreenEDGE 
Country: Australia
Website: www.greenedgecycling.com/
GM: Shayne Bannan @SBannan
Bikes: Scott @bikeonscott

Riders:
Michael Albasini-(Swiss) 
Matt Gross @mattgross1986
Simon Gerrans-(Australia) @simongerrans
Simon Clarke @simoclarke
Luke Durbridge(Australia) @luke_durbridge1
Jens Keukelerie-(Belgium) @jenskeukeleire
Christian Meier-(Canada) @christianmeier
Svein Tuft-(Canada)
Simon Yates-(UK) @SimonYatess

Did you know: This could well be the last time Orica-GreenEDGE races the Tour de France without a GC contender after director Matt White in May flagged the possibility of recruiting a Grand Tour leader for next year. But for now, the team is happy targeting stage wins as it did successfully on three occasions at the Giro d’Italia in May.
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19.
Team: Omega Pharma, Quick-Step

About sponsor: Belgian pharmaceutical company and Quickstep makes laminate flooring.

Twitter: @opqscyclingteam
UCI Code: OPQ
Founded: 2003
Formerly: Quick Step
Country: Belgium
Website: www.omegapharma-quickstep.com
GM: Patrick Lefevere @PatLefevere
Director Sportif: Brian Holm
Bikes: Specialized @iamspecialized

Riders:
Tony Martin-29 (Germany) @tonymartin85
Mark Cavendish-29(UK) @MarkCavendish
Niki Terpstra-30 (Netherlands) @NikiTerpstra
Michal Kwaitkowski-24 (Poland) @michalkwaitkowski
Matteo Trentin-24 (Italy) @MATTEOTRENTIN
Mark Renshaw-31 (Australia) Mark_Renshaw
Jan Bakelants-28 (Belgium) Jan_Bakelants
Michal Golas-30 (Poland) michal_golas
Alessandro Petacchi-40 (Italy) @AlePetacchi

Did you know: Polish rider Michael Kwiatkowski was a revelation at last year’s Tour de France, finishing 11th overall and this year ran top five in all three Ardennes Classics. He will take aim at the white young rider jersey.

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20.
Team: Sky Pro Cycling

About Sponsor: British Sky Broadcasting specializing satellites, broadcasting, broadband and telephone systems.

Twitter: @teamsky 
UCI Code: SKY
Founded: 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Website: www.teamsky.com
GM: Dave Brailsford
Bikes: Pinarello @pinarello.com

Riders: 
Christopher Froome-29 (United Kingdom) @chrisfroome
Bernhard Eisel-33 (Austria) @EiselBernhard
Vasili Kiryienka-33 (Belarus)
David Lopez Garcia-33 (Spain) @dlogar
Mikel Nieve-30 (Spain) @NieveMikel
Danny Pate-35 (USA) @TheDPate
Richie Porte-29 (Australia) @richie_porte
Geraint Thomas-28 (UK) @GeraintThomas86
Xabier Zandio-37 (Spain) @xabizan

Did you know: Froome’s most loyal, trusted and reliable teammate is Tasmanian Richie Porte, who is showing all the hallmarks of a future Grand Tour winner himself. Porte is often the last man standing in front of Froome when the race heats up in the mountains.

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21.
Team Name: Tinkoff-Saxo

About Sponsor: Two banks, Tinkoff is Russian and Saxo is from Denmark.

Twitter: @Tinkoff_ Saxo
UCI code: TCS
Founded: 1998
Formerly: Team Saxo Bank
Country: Denmark/Russia
Website: www.tinkoffsaxo.com
GM: Bjarne Riis @BjarneRiisTaler
Director Sportif:  Nick Gates
Bikes: Specialized @iamspecialized

Riders:
Alberto Contador-31 (Spain) @albertocontador
Daniele Bennati-33 (Italy)
Jesús Hernández-32 (Spain) @jesushernadez3
Rafal Majka-24 (Poland) @rafalmajka
Michael Mørkøv-29 (Spain) @MichaelMorkov
Nicolas Roche-30 (Ireland) @nicolasroche
Michael Rogers-34 (Australia) @mickrogers
Sérgio Paulinho-34 (Portugal) @sergiompaulinho
Matteo Tosatto-40 (Italy) @Toso_74

Did you know: Team owner and Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov is a passionate cyclist who during the Giro d’Italia would ride many of the stages in full team kit and then eat with the riders at night.
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22.
Team: Trek Factory Racing

About sponsor: Trek bike maker.

Twitter: @TrekFactory
UCI Code: TFR
Founded: 2011
Formerly:  Leopard Trek, RadioShack-Nissan & RadioShack-Leopard
Country:  USA
Website: www.trekfactoryracing.com
GM: Luca Guercilena @l_guercilena
Director Sportif: Kim Andersen
Bikes: Trek @TrekBikes

Riders:
Fabian Cancellara-33 (Swiss) @f_cancellara
Andy Schleck-29 (Luxembourg) @andy_schleck
Frank Schleck-34 (Luxembourg) @schleckfrank
Jens Voigt-42 (Germany) @thejensie
Haimar Zubeldia-37 (Spain) @hzubeldia
Matthew Busche-29 (USA) @MatthewBusche
Markel Irizar-34 (Spain) @Markelizar
Gregory Rast-34 (Swiss) @gregory_rast
Danny van Poppel-20 (Netherlands) @Dannyvanpoppel

Did you know: Andy Schleck won the Tour de France in 2010. Remember him? Well he’s still racing and along with brother Frank (who sat out the 2013 season serving a doping ban) will be attacking in the mountains of this year’s race.

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