Tour de France: the teams

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Which teams might make the start line for the Tour de France that begins in Yorkshire this summer. Here’s our guide to the big teams.

Team Sky

Nationality - Great Britain

Leaders - Chris Froome, Sir Bradley Wiggins

British interest - Geraint Thomas, Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Yorkshire interest - Ben Swift, Josh Edmondson

BMC Racing

Nationality - USA

Leaders - Cadel Evans, Tejay van Garderen

British interest - Steve Cummings

Omega Pharma-QuickStep

Nationality - Belgium

Leaders - Mark Cavendish, Tony Martin

British interest - Andrew Fenn


Nationality - Spain

Leaders - Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde

British interest - Alex Dowsett


Nationality - Italy

Leaders - Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso


Nationality - France

Leaders - Thomas Voeckler, Pierre Rolland


Nationality - Denmark

Leaders - Alberto Contador, Nicholas Roche

NetApp Endura

(need a wild card)

Nationality - Germany

Leaders - Leopold Konig

British interest - Erick Rowsell, Jonathan McEvoy

Yorkshire interest - Scott Thwaites

Garmin Sharp

Nationality - United States

Leaders - Ryder Hesjedal, Tyler Farrar

British interest - David Millar

Orica GreenEDGE

Nationality - Australia

Leaders - Simon Gerrans, Matt Goss

British interest - Adam Yates, Simon Yates

Giant Shimano

Nationality - Holland

Leaders - Marcel Kittel


Nationality - Russia

Leaders - Joaquim Rodriquez

Ag2r-La Mondialle

Nationality - France

Leaders - Christophe Riblon, Carlos Betancur

Belkin ProCycling

Nationality - Holland

Leaders - Bauke Mollema


Nationality - Belgium

Leaders - Andre Griepel


Nationality - Kazakhstan

Leaders - Vincenzo Nibali, Jakob Fuglsang


Nationality - United States

Leaders - Andy Schleck, Franck Schleck

Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Mark Cavendish back on the road at Tour de Yorkshire