|Some of the Tour of California racing will take place along the Pacific Ocean|
- BMC has American Tejay van Garderen, Tejay finished fifth overall in last year's Tour de France and won the 2013 Tour of California.
- Etixx-Quickstep has British rider Mark Cavendish, the best pure sprinter in the world, along with his lead-out man, Mark Renshaw of Australia. Cavendish, who is also known as the Manx Missile since he comes from the Isle of Man, was named the all-time best sprinter in the Tour de France by a French newspaper. He has 25 stage wins in the Tour de France, trailing only the greats Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
- Team Sky features Chris Froome of Great Britain, the 2013 Tour de France winner, and runner-up to teammate Bradley Wiggins in 2012. He crashed out of last year's Tour de France.
- Tinkoff-Saxo has a couple heavyweights: Alberto Contador of Spain, who has won the Tour de France twice, and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, who has won the Green Jersey at the past three Tour de France races. The Green Jersey is awarded to the top sprinter. Although Cavendish is the best pure sprinter, Sagan is a sprinter who can climb. This has allowed him to win points on moderately hilly stages where Cavendish cannot.