The 2011 Giro d’Italia kicks off in Turin on Saturday May 7, and concludes three weeks later in Milan on Sunday May 29.

Most of the participating teams have now confirmed their line-ups for the first Grand Tour of the season. Each of the 23 teams comprises nine riders, bringing the total number of riders to 207.

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) wears the number one plate in the absence of 2010 Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), who has opted to miss the Giro in favour of concentrating on the Tour de France in July.

Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini) has been given the number 150 in honour of the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification.

Five British riders takes part in the race: Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad), David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo), Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Peter Kennaugh (Sky) and Russell Downing (Sky).

Team lists are provisional and may be subject to change

Acqua & Sapone
Country:
Italy
Directeur Sportif: Bruno Cenghialta
1 Stefano Garzelli (Ita)
2 Massimo Codol (Ita)
3 Claudio Corioni (Ita)
4 Carlos Betancur (Col)
5 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita)
6 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro)
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita)
8 Cayetano Sarmiento (Col)
9 Fabio Tabore (Ita)
Confirmed

Ag2r La Mondiale
Country:
France
Directeur Sportif: Laurent Biondi
11 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)
12 Julien Berard (Fra)
13 Mikael Cherel (Fra)
14 Cyril Dessel (Fra)
15 Hubert Dupont (Fra)
16 John Gadret (Fra)
17 Ben Gastauer (Lux)
18 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra)
19 Matteo Montaguti (Ita)
Confirmed

Androni Giocattoli
Country:
Italy
Directeur Sportif: Gianni Savio
21 Jose Serpa (Col)
22 Emanuele Sella (Ita)
23 José Rujano (Ven)
24 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita)
25 Giairo Ermeti (Ita)
26 Roberto Ferrari (Ita)
27 Carlos Ochoa (Ven)
28 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven)
29 Angel Vicioso (Spa)

BMC Racing Team
Country:
USA
Directeur Sportif: Fabio Baldato/Max Sciandri
31 Chris Barton (USA)
32 Chad Beyer (USA)
33 Mathias Frank (Swi)
34 Martin Kohler (Swi)
35 Alexander Kristoff (Nor)
36 Chris Butler (USA)
37 Johann Tschopp (Swi)
38 Danilo Wyss (Swi)
39 Simon Zahner (Swi)
Confirmed

Colnago-CSF Inox
Country: Ireland
Directeur Sportif: Roberto Reverberi
41 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
42 Manuel Belletti (Ita)
43 Sacha Modolo (Ita)
44 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita)
45 Filippo Savini (Ita)
46 Federico Canuti (Ita)
47 Simone Stortoni (Ita)
48 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)
49 Marco Frapporti (Ita)

Euskaltel-Euskadi
Country: Spain
Directeur Sportif: Alvaro Glez de Galdeano
51 Igor Anton (Spa)
52 Daniel Sesma (Spa)
53 Miguel Minguez (Spa)
54 Inaki Isasi (Spa)
55 Pierre Cazaux (Fra)
56 Javier Aramendia (Spa)
57 Jorge Azanza (Spa)
58 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa)
59 Mikel Nieve (Spa)
Confirmed

Geox-TMC
Country: Spain
Directeur Sportif: Stefano Zanini
61 Denis Menchov (Rus)
62 Carlos Sastre (Spa)
63 Marcel Wyss (Swi)
64 David Blanco (Spa)
65 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita)
66 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus)
67 Fabio Duarte (Col)
68 Mauricio Ardilla (Col)
69 Rafael Valls (Spa)
Confirmed

HTC-Highroad
Country: USA
Directeur Sportif: Valerio Piva
71 Mark Cavendish (GB)
72 Marco Pinotti (Ita)
73 Patrick Gretsch (Ger)
74 Craig Lewis (USA)
75 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)
76 Frantisek Rabon (Cze)
77 Alex Rasmussen (Den)
78 Mark Renshaw (Aus)
79 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr)
Confirmed

Katusha
Country: Russia
Directeur Sportif: Serge Parsani
81 Pavel Brutt (Rus)
82 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa)
83 Danilo Di Luca (Ita)
84 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)
85 Daniel Moreno (Spa)
86 Eduard Vorganov (Rus)
87 Alberto Losada (Spa)
88 Juan Horrach (Spa)
89 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr)
Confirmed

Lampre-ISD
Country: Italy
Directeur Sportif: Orlando Maini
91 Michele Scarponi (Ita)
92 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
93 Marco Marzano (Ita)
94 Diego Ulissi (Ita)
95 Danilo Hondo (Ger)
96 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol)
97 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita)
98 Daniele Righi (Ita)
99 Simon Spilak (Slo)
Confirmed

Leopard-Trek
Country: Luxembourg
Directeur Sportif: Luca Guercilena
101 Brice Feillu (Fra)
102 Dominic Klemme (Ger)
103 Thomas Rohregger (Aut)
104 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned)
105 Bruno Pires (Por)
106 Davide Vigano (Ita)
107 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)
108 Wouter Weylandt (Bel)
109 Oliver Zaugg (Swi)
Confirmed

Liquigas-Cannondale
Country: Italy
Directeur Sportif: Alberto Volpi
111 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
112 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)
113 Eros Capecchi (Ita)
114 Alan Marangoni (Ita)
115 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita)
116 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
117 Cristiano Salerno (Ita)
118 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)
119 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)
Confirmed

Movistar
Country: Spain
Directeur Sportif: Jose Arrieta
121 David Arroyo (Spa)
122 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)
123 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi)
124 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr)
125 Pablo Lastras (Spa)
126 Sergio Pardilla (Spa)
127 Luis Pasamontes (Spa)
128 Branislau Samoilau (Blr)
129 Francisco Ventoso (Spa)
Confirmed

Omega Pharma-Lotto
Country: Belgium
Directeur Sportif: Michiel Elijzen and Marc Wauters
131 Jan Bakelandts (Bel)
132 Adam Blythe (GB)
133 Francis De Greef (Bel)
134 Bart De Clercq (Bel)
135 Gert Dockx (Bel)
136 Olivier Kaisen (Bel)
137 Sebastian Lang (Ger)
138 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)
139 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel)
Confirmed

Astana
Country: Kazakhstan
Directeur Sportif: Giuseppe Martinelli
141 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)
142 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)
143 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita)
144 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro)
145 Maxim Gourov (Kaz)
146 Josep Jufre (Spa)
147 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz)
148 Evgeni Petrov (Rus)
149 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
Confirmed

Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli
Country: Italy
Directeur Sportif: Luca Scinto
150 Giovanni Visconti (Ita)
151 Francesco Failli (Ita)
152 Leonardo Giordani (Ita)
153 Oscar Gatto (Ita)
154 Matteo Rabottini (Ita)
155 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)
156 Elia Favili (Ita)
157 Andrea Noe’ (Ita)
158 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita)
Confirmed

Quickstep
Country: Belgium
Directeur Sportif: Davide Bramati
161 Francesco Chicchi (Ita)
162 Dario Cataldo (Ita)
163 Gerald Ciolek (Ger)
164 Francesco Reda (Ita)
165 Addy Engels (Ned)
166 Davide Malacarne (Ita)
167 Jérome Pineau (Fra)
168 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel)
169 Kristof Vendewalle (Bel)
Confirmed

Rabobank
Country: Netherlands
Directeur Sportif: Nico Verhoeven
171 Graeme Brown (Aus)
172 Rick Flens (Ned)
173 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned)
174 Stef Clement (Ned)
175 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned)
176 Bram Tankink (Ned)
177 Jos Van Emden (Ned)
178 Dennis Ven Winden (Ned)
179 Pieter Weening (Ned)
Confirmed

Saxo Bank-Sungard
Country: Denmark
Directeur Sportif: Philippe Mauduit
181 Alberto Contador (Spa)
182 Laurent Didier (Lux)
183 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
184 Jesus Hernandez (Spa)
185 Kasper Klostergaard (Den)
186 Richie Porte (Aus)
187 Michael Morkov (Den)
188 Daniel Navarro (Spa)
189 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
Confirmed

Sky
Country: Great Britain
Directeur Sportif: Sean Yates
191 Thomas Lofkvist (Swe)
192 Michael Barry (Can)
193 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin)
194 Dario David Cioni (Ita)
195 Russell Downing (GB)
196 Davide Appollonio (Ita)
197 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor)
198 Peter Kennaugh (GB)
199 Morris Possoni (Ita)
Confirmed

Garmin-Cervelo
Country: USA
Directeur Sportif: Lionel Marie
201 Tyler Farrar (USA)
202 Brett Lancaster (Aus)
203 Tom Peterson (USA)
204 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra)
205 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra)
206 Cameron Meyer (Aus)
207 David Millar (GB)
208 Peter Stetina (USA)
209 Matthew Wilson (Aus)
Confirmed

Radioshack
Country: USA
Directeur Sportif: Alain Gallopin
211 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
212 Robbie McEwen (Aus)
213 Tiago Machado (Por)
214 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn)
215 Manuel Cardoso (Por)
216 Philip Deignan (Irl)
217 Bjorn Selander (USA)
218 Robie Hunter (RSA)
219 Ivan Rovny (Rus)
Confirmed

Vacansoleil-DCM
Country: Netherlands
Directeur Sportif: Hilaire Van Der Schueren
221 Matteo Carrara (Ita)
222 Borut Bozic (Slo)
223 Maxim Belkov (Rus)
224 Michal Golas (Pol)
225 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)
226 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb)
227 Alberto Ongarato (Ita)
228 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)
229 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel)
Confirmed

Related links

Giro d’Italia 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index