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This year’s Italian Grand Tour is taking place from May 8—30. It will return six months after the last edition, which was pushed back in the calendar due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The riders will start in Turin and end in Milano.

The reigning champ, Tao Geoghegan Hart, won’t be there to defend his title. He is focusing on a debut at the Tour de France instead. Egan Bernal will be leading the Ineos Grenadiers squad. Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) will return once again to try to claim the pink jersey. Vincenzo Nibali is likely to lead Trek-Segafredo and Romain Bardet will ride in his first Grand Tour for DSM. Mikel Landa will be there to win for Bahrain-Victorious and Movistar is placing its hopes in Marc Soler. And we shouldn’t omit João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), who will be hoping to hold on to the pink jersey all the way to the end this time.

Joao Almeida
Almeida sure hopes to stay in pink this year. © Profimedia

Giro d’Italia 2021 provisional start list

Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team

Lorenzo Fortunato
Edward Ravasi
Francesco Gavazzi
Manuel Belletti
Luca Wackermann
Alejandro Ropero
Davide Bais
Vincenzo Albanese

Alpecin-Fenix

Oscar Riesebeek
Gianni Vermeersch
Alexander Krieger
Tim Merlier
Louis Vervaeke
Senne Leysen
Jimmy Janssens
Dries De Bondt

Groupama-FDJ

Lars van den Berg
Antoine Duchesne
Tobias Ludvigsson
Attila Valter
Simon Guglielmi
Matteo Badilatti
Rudy Molard
Sebastien Reichenbach

Astana-Premier Tech

Fabio Felline
Vadim Pronskiy
Harold Alfonso Tejada Canacue
Luis León Sánchez
Gorka Izagirre Insausti
Alexander Vlasov
Samuele Battistella
Matteo Sobrero

Bora-Hansgrohe

Emanuel Buchmann
Maciej Bodnar
Matteo Fabbro
Giovanni Aleotti
Daniel Oss
Cesare Benedetti
Felix Großschartner
Peter Sagan

Team BikeExchange

Tanel Kangert
Simon Yates
Cameron Meyer
Nick Schultz
Callum Scotson
Michael Hepburn
Christopher Juul Jensen
Mikel Nieve Ituralde

UAE Team Emirates

Davide Formolo
Alessandro Covi
Valerio Conti
Maximiliano Ariel Richeze
Diego Ulissi
Fernando Gaviria
Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides
Joe Dombrowski

Cofidis

Natnael Berhane
Rémy Rochas
Fabio Sabatini
Nicolas Edet
Simone Consonni
Victor Lafay
Elia Viviani
Attilio Viviani

Trek–Segafredo

Giorgio Brambilla
Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilu
Ryan Mullen
Jacopo Mosca
Giulio Ciccone
Vincenzo Nibali
Matteo Moschetti
Bauke Mollema

Deceuninck-QuickStep

Iljo Keisse
Remco Evenepoel
Pieter Serry
Mikkel Frølich Honore
James Knox
João Almeida
Fausto Masnada
Remi Cavagna

EF Education-Nippo

Simon Carr
William Barta
Alberto Bettiol
Hugh Carthy
Ruben Guerreiro
Jonathan Caicedo
Jens Keukeleire
Tejay van Garderen

Israel Start–Up Nation

Davide Cimolai
Krists Neilands
Guy Niv
Alessandro De Marchi
Alex Dowsett
Daniel Martin
Patrick Bevin
Matthias Brändle

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Rein Taaramäe
Wesley Kreder
Taco Van Der Hoorn
Quinten Hermans
Andrea Pasqualon
Riccardo Minali
Simone Petilli
Jan Hirt

Ineos Grenadiers

Pavel Sivakov
Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez
Filippo Ganna
Salvatore Puccio
Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas
Gianni Moscon
Daniel Martínez

Bahrain Victorious

Mikel Landa Meana
Domen Novak
Matej Mohoric
Santiago Buitrago Sanchez
Jan Tratnik
Gino Mader
Pello Bilbao
Damiano Caruso

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec

Simon Pellaud
Natnael Tesfatsion
Filippo Tagliani
Nicola Venchiarutti
Andrii Ponomar
Eduardo Sepúlveda
Jefferson Alexander Cepeda
Simone Ravanelli

Team Jumbo–Visma

Koen Bouwman
Dylan Groenewegen
Edoardo Affini
Paul Martens
Tobias Foss
George Bennett
David Dekker
Jos van Emden

AG2R Citroën Team

Tony Gallopin
Andrea Vendrame
Mathias Frank
Ben Gastauer
Geoffrey Bouchard
Lawrence Warbasse
Francois Bidard
Clement Champoussin

Team DSM

Nikias Arndt
Nicolas Roche
Jai Hindley
Max Kanter
Romain Bardet
Nico Denz
Michael Storer
Chris Hamilton

Lotto Soudal

Harm Vanhouck
Stefano Oldani
Thomas De Gendt
Roger Kluge
Jasper De Buyst
Kobe Goossens
Tomasz Marczynski
Caleb Ewan

Bardiani-CSF-Faizane

Davide Gabburo
Alessandro Tonelli
Filippo Fiorelli
Umberto Marengo
Samuele Zoccarato
Enrico Battaglin
Filippo Zana
Giovanni Visconti

Movistar Team

Antonio Pedrero
Albert Torres
Dario Cataldo
Nelson Oliveira
Mathias Norsgaard Jorgensen
Einer Augusto Rubio
Davide Villella
Marc Soler

Qhubeka Assos

Bert-Jan Lindeman
Kilian Frankiny
Max Walscheid
Domenico Pozzovivo
Giacomo Nizzolo
Mauro Schmid
Łukasz Wiśniowski
Victor Campenaerts