Tour de France: the teams

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

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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

Movistar

Nationality - Spain

Leaders - Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde

British interest - Alex Dowsett

Cannondale

Nationality - Italy

Leaders - Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso

Europcar

Nationality - France

Leaders - Thomas Voeckler, Pierre Rolland

Tinkoff-Saxo

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

Katusha

Nationality - Russia

Leaders - Joaquim Rodriquez

Ag2r-La Mondialle

Nationality - France

Leaders - Christophe Riblon, Carlos Betancur

Belkin ProCycling

Nationality - Holland

Leaders - Bauke Mollema

Lotto-Belisol

Nationality - Belgium

Leaders - Andre Griepel

Astana

Nationality - Kazakhstan

Leaders - Vincenzo Nibali, Jakob Fuglsang

Trek

Nationality - United States

Leaders - Andy Schleck, Franck Schleck