Meet the nine Brits who will be on the start line in Düsseldorf for the Tour de France. British riders selection for the Tour de France. Froome: Really happy to be back in yellow · Kirby: Sagan will be badly missed - but TV replays don't prove he is guilty · Tour de France Stage 5: Key Moments. Nine British riders will be on the start line for the Tour de France in Dusseldorf on Saturday (July 1), including defending champion Chris. Peter Sagan appeals against disqualification over Mark Cavendish crash. Route, start list, Space shooting games online guide and all you need to know. Of their 23 contracted riders 21 are French, with the remainder being Canadian. Bury-born Simon Yates showed his rising class with a solid ride for sixth on the stage to make it three British riders in the top six. BBC Sport Home Football Formula 1 Cricket Rugby Union Rugby League Tennis Golf Athletics My Sport. Follow the riders LIVE on our interactive map.