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Seahorse might wish it were so - just kidding - but Australia Fair isn't the only country in the world. So, for your convenience, here are all the Worlds selections we've got so far. Pay great attention to them, as there will be a pop quiz - in the form of the one and only World Champ game - coming up soon. Soon being as quickly as my sister's boyfriend can install Office on this brand new laptop (jubilant delight) of mine.

Please, if you know of any other selections, list them in the comments in list form as seen below the jump.

Argentina

The Haedo Brothers

Australia

Simon CLARKE
Baden COOKE
Simon GERRANS
Matthew GOSS
Heinrich HAUSSLER
Mathew HAYMAN
Stuart O'GRADY
Michael ROGERS
Chris SUTTON

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Austria

Denifl
Eisel
Rohregger

Belarus

Hutarovich
Sivtsov

Belgium

Philippe Gilbert
Jürgen Roelandts
Johan Vansummeren
Nick Nuyens
Greg Van Avermaet
Kevin De Weert
Olivier Kaisen
Björn Leukemans
Klaas Lodewyck

No Tombo - additional scans revealed not one but two fractures to his wrist

France

Sylvain Chavanel
Thomas Voeckler
Samuel Dumoulin
Romain Feillu
Tony Gallopin
Blel Kadri
Yoann Offredo
Anthony Ravard
Anthony Roux

Germany

Gerald Ciolek
Andre Greipel
Fabian Wegmann
Marcel Kittel
Tony Martin
Danilo Hondo
Robert Wagner
Paul Martens
Marcel Sieberg

Great-Britain

Mark Cavendish
David Millar
Bradley Wiggins
Geraint Thomas
Ben Swift
Christopher Froome
Steve Cummings
Ian Stannard
Jeremy Hunt
Alex Dowsett
Peter Kennaugh
Daniel Lloyd
(4 names to be dropped)

Ireland

McCann
Brammeier
Roche
Martin

Italy

Bennati
Oss
Viviani
Modolo
Paolini
Tosatto
Giovanni Visconti
Oscar Gatto
Manuel Belletti
Simone Ponzi
Manuel Quinziato

Longlist (11)

Japan

Beppu
Arashiro
Miyazawa

Latvia

Saramotins

The Netherlands

Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)
Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil)
Wout Poels (Vacansoleil)
Niki Terpstra (QuickStep)
Lars Boom (Rabobank)
Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil)
Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank)
Pieter Weening (Rabobank)

Norway

Thor Hushovd
Eddy Boss
Gabriel Rasch
Kurt-Asle Arvesen

Russia

Vladimir Isaichev
Mikhail Ignatiev
Vladimir Gusev
Alexander Porsev
Denis Galimzyanov

Slovakia

Sagan and the Velitses

Slovenia

Bole
Brajkovic
Bozic
Kocjan
Koren
Stangelj

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Spain

Oscarcito Freire
Jose Joaquin Rojas
Carlos Barredo
Jan Antoon Flecha
Imanol Erviti
Pablo Lastras
Juan Manuel Garate
Vicente Reynes
Luis Leon Sanchez

Switzerland

Fabian Cancellara
Martin Kohler
Michael Albasini
Gregory Rast

U.S.A., U.S.A.

Taylor Phinney
Andrew Talansky
Tyler Farrar
Matthew Busche
Benjamin King
Brent Bookwalter
Jeff Louder
Timmy Dougan

One spot left open.


All pictures made and owned by me.