2009 Amgen Tour of California roster

The 2009 Tour of California features two Tour de France winners, 16 Tour de France stage winners, 11 world champion cyclists, eight Olympic medalists, seven national champions, and eight American race champions.

“Welcoming such an impressive group of international and domestic cyclists to the race is something that we are incredibly proud of,” said Andrew Messick, president of Tour organizer AEG Sports. “The growing reputation of the Amgen Tour of California has resulted in the best, most accomplished, field of cyclists to ever to race on U.S. soil.”

“The peloton is terrific,” says renowned race announcer Phil Liggett. “You can happily call it the fourth or fifth biggest race in the world. The organization of this race just ticks. It is the best field that has ever raced in the U.S.”

Pro Tour Teams

1.) AG2R-La Mondiale (FRA)

Cyril Dessel (FRA)

Hubert Dupont (FRA)

Martin Elmiger (SUI)

John Gadret (FRA)

Stéphane Goubert (FRA)

Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA)

Christophe Riblon (FRA)

Tadej Valjavec (SLO)

2.) Astana (KAZ)

Lance Armstrong (USA)

Janez Brajkovic (SLO)

Christopher Horner (USA)

Levi Leipheimer (USA)

Steve Morabito (SUI)

Yaroslav Popovych (UKR)

Gregory Rast (SUI)

José Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP)

3.) Garmin-Slipstream (USA)

Steven Cozza (USA)

Thomas Danielson (USA)

Tyler Farrar (USA)

Trent Lowe (USA)

Thomas Peterson (USA)

Svein Tuft (USA)

Christian Vande Velde (USA)

David Zabriskie (USA)

4.) Liquigas (ITA)

Ivan Basso (ITA)

Kjell Carlström (FIN)

Francesco Chicchi (ITA)

Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA)

Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)

Daniel Oss (ITA)

Brian Vandborg (DEN)

Alessandro Vanotti (ITA)

5.) Quick Step (BEL)

Carlos Barredo (ESP)

Tom Boonen (BEL)

Kevin De Weert (BEL)

Addy Engels (NED)

Kevin Hulsmans (BEL)

Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL)

Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL)

Marco Velo (ITA)

6.) Rabobank (NED)

Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL)

Stef Clement (NED)

Oscar Freire Gomez (ESP)

Robert Gesink (NED)

Pedro Horrillo Munoz (ESP)

Bauke Mollema (NED)

Grischa Niermann (GER)

Pieter Weening (NED)

7.) Saxo Bank (DEN)

Fabian Cancellara (SUI)

Juan José Haedo (ARG)

Gustav Larsson (SWE)

Jason McCartney (USA)

Stuart O’Grady (AUS)

Andy Schleck (LUX)

Fränk Schleck (LUX)

Jens Voigt (GER)

8.) Team Columbia-Highroad (USA)

Michael Barry (CAN)

Mark Cavendish (GBR)

Adam Hansen (AUS)

George Hincapie (USA)

Kim Kirchen (LUX)

Thomas Lovkvist (SWE)

Mark Renshaw (AUS)

Michael Rogers (AUS)

Pro Continental Teams

9.) BMC Racing Team (USA)

Mathias Frank (SUI)

Thomas Frei (SUI)

Jonathan Garcia (USA)

Jeffry Louder (USA)

Ian McKissick (USA)

Alexandre Moos (SUI)

Scott Nydam (USA)

Markus Zberg (SUI)

10.) Cervélo Test Team (SUI)

Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (ESP)

Thor Hushovd (NOR)

Edward King (USA)

Brett Lancaster (AUS)

Serge Pauwels (BEL)

Dominique Rollin (CAN)

Hayden Roulston (NZL)

Carlos Sastre (ESP)

Continental Teams

11.) Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)

Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA)

Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)

Omer Kem (USA)

Peter Latham (USA)

Kirk O’Bee (USA)

Frank Pipp (USA)

Jeremy Vennell (USA)

Tom Zirbel (USA)

12.) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light (USA)

Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (ARG)

Anibal Andres Borrajo (ARG)

Davide Frattini (ITA)

Andy Guptill (USA)

Aaron Olson (USA)

Luis Romero Amaran (CUB)

Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG)

Tyler Wren (USA)

13.) Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation Team (AUS)

Jonathan Cantwell (USA)

Scott Davis (AUS)

Ben Day (AUS)

Robert Gunn (AUS)

Michael Grabinger (USA)

David Kemp (AUS)

Bernard Sulzberger (AUS)

Phil Zajicek (USA)

14.) Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)

Charles Bradley Huff (USA)

Jonathan Clarke (AUS)

Matthew Crane (USA)

Phillip Gaimon (USA)

Kiel Reijnen (USA)

Nick Reistad (USA)

Will Routley (CAN)

Bernard Van Ulden (USA)

15.) Ouch Presented by Maxxis (USA)

Cameron Evans (CAN)

Timothy Johnson (USA)

Floyd Landis (USA)

Karl Menzies (AUS)

John Murphy (USA)

Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA)

Rory Sutherland (AUS)

Bradley White (USA)

16.) Rock Racing (USA)

Chris Baldwin (USA)

Glen Chadwick (NZL)

Enrique Gutierrez (ESP)

Tyler Hamilton (USA)

Francisco Mancebo (ESP)

Victor Hugo Pena (COL)

Freddy Rodriguez (USA)

Oscar Sevilla (ESP)

17.) Team Type 1 (USA)

Moises Aldape Chavez (MEX)

Fabio Calabria (AUS)

Christopher Jones (USA)

Valeriy Kobzarenko (UKR)

Darren Lill (RSA)

Ian Macgregor (USA)

Phil Southerland (USA)

Matthew Wilson (AUS)

6 Comments

  • missjulied
    February 13, 2009 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Zabriskie's not Canadian!

  • missjulied
    February 13, 2009 - 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Zabriskie's not Canadian!

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 13, 2009 - 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh boy! Thanks for the double check — I'll correct that right away.

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 13, 2009 - 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh boy! Thanks for the double check — I'll correct that right away.

  • Anonymous
    February 15, 2009 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Svein Tuft is Canadian not American

  • Anonymous
    February 15, 2009 - 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Svein Tuft is Canadian not American

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