Three UCI Pro Continental teams and 18 WorldTour outfits will race on the white roads of Tuscany on Saturday March 4

Twenty one teams will take the start of the 11th edition of Strade Bianche on Saturday March 4. Taking on the white roads of Tuscany in March will be all 18 WorldTour squads and three UCI Pro Continental teams.

Strade Bianche became a WorldTour race for 2017 after the UCI reformed its top-tier calendar. Despite the fact WorldTour teams are not obliged to attend newly promoted races, all of the top squads will be present with a team on the Strade Bianche start list.

The 175km route does not include any long climbs but instead gains its elevation in short, sharp bursts. There are 11 sectors of white road – the famous unmade gravel surface – covering approximately 62km of the total 175km.

The race has been won by top tier riders on each previous occasion, with the now retired Fabian Cancellara a three time winner, earning him the right to have a sector named in his honour.

Strade Bianche 2017 start list (provisional)

Ag2r-La Mondiale (FRA)

BAKELANTS, Jan (BEL)
BAGDONAS, Gediminas (LTU)
DUPONT, Hubert (FRA)
GENIEZ, Alexandre (FRA)
HOULE, Hugo (CAN)
JAUREGUI, Quentin (FRA)
MONTAGUTI, Matteo (ITA)
PETERS, Nans (FRA)

Androni Giocattoli (ITA)

BENFATTO, Marco (ITA)
BONUSI, Raffaello (ITA)
FRAPPORTI, Mattia (ITA)
MALUCELLI, Matteo (ITA)
MASNADA, Fausto (ITA)
PACIONI, Luca (ITA)
SOSA, Ivan (COL)
VENDRAME, Andrea (ITA)

Astana (KAZ)

ARU, Fabio (ITA)
GATTO, Oscar (ITA)
GRIVKO, Andrey (UKR)
GRUZDEV, Dmitriy (KAZ)
KORSAETH, Truls Engen (NOR)
MOSER, Moreno (ITA)
SANCHEZ, Luis Leon (ESP)
VALGREN, Michael (DEN)

Bahrain-Merida (BHR)

NIBALI, Vincenzo (ITA)
BOARO, Manuele (ITA)
CINK, Ondrej (CZE)
GARCIA CORTINA, Ivan (ESP)
NOVAK, Domen (SLO)
PER, David (SLO)
SIUTSOU, Kanstantsin (BLR)
VISCONTI, Giovanni (ITA)

Bardiani-CSF (ITA)

BOEM, Nicola (ITA)
ANDREETTA, Simone (ITA)
MAESTRI, Mirco (ITA)
PIRAZZI, Stefano (ITA)
TONELLI, Alessandro (ITA)
VELASCO, Simone (ITA)
WACKERMANN, Luca (ITA)
ZARDINI, Edoardo (ITA)

BMC Racing (USA)

VAN AVERMAET, Greg (BEL)
BOOKWALTER, Brent (USA)
CARUSO, Damiano (ITA)
DRUCKER, Jean-Pierre (LUX)
HERMANS, Ben (BEL)
KÜNG, Stefan (SUI)
OSS, Daniel (ITA)
QUINZIATO, Manuel (ITA)

Bora-Hansgrohe (GER)

SAGAN, Peter (SVK)
BENEDETTI, Cesare (ITA)
BODNAR, Maciej (POL)
BURGHARDT, Marcus (GER)
MCCARTHY, Jay (AUS)
MÜHLBERGER, Gregor (AUT)
PFINGSTEN, Christoph (GER)
POLJANSKI, Pawel (POL)

Cannondale-Drapac (USA)

URAN, Rigoberto (COL)
BETTIOL, Alberto (ITA)
CLARKE, Simon (AUS)
HOWES, Alex (USA)
VAN BAARLE, Dylan (NED)
LANGEVELD, Sebastian (NED)
SKUJINS, Toms (LAT)
VANMARCKE, Sep (BEL)

FDJ (FRA)

PINOT, Thibaut (FRA)
BONNET, William (FRA)
LADAGNOUS, Matthieu (FRA)
LUDVIGSSON, Tobias (SWE)
MORABITO, Steve (SUI)
REICHENBACH, Sébastien (SUI)
ROUX, Anthony (FRA)
ROY, Jérémy (FRA)

Lotto-Soudal (BEL)

BENOOT, Tiesj (BEL)
DE BIE, Sean (BEL)
DE CLERCQ, Bart (BEL)
MAES, Nikolas (BEL)
MARCZYNSKI, Tomasz (POL)
MONFORT, Maxime (BEL)
ROELANDTS, Jurgen (BEL)
WELLENS, Tim (BEL)

Movistar (ESP)

AMADOR, Andrey (CRC)
ARCAS, Jorge (ESP)
BARBERO, Carlos (ESP)
ROJAS, José Joaquin (ESP)
BETANCUR, Carlos (COL)
BICO, Nuno (POR)
CARAPAZ, Richard (ECU)
PEDRERO, Antonio (ESP)

Nippo-Vini Fantini (ITA)

BAGIOLI, Nicola (ITA)
CANOLA, Marco (ITA)
FILOSI, Iuri (ITA)
GROSU, Eduard Michael (ROU)
KOISHI, Yuma (JPN)
MARANGONI, Alan (ITA)
SANTAROMITA, Ivan (ITA)
UCHIMA, Kohei (JPN)

Orica-Scott (AUS)

KREUZIGER, Roman (CZE)
BEWLEY, Sam (NZL)
DURBRIDGE, Luke (AUS)
EDMONDSON, Alexander (AUS)
HAIG, Jack (AUS)
JUUL JENSEN, Christopher (DEN)
KEUKELEIRE, Jens (BEL)
TUFT, Svein (CAN)

Quick-Step Floors (BEL)

STYBAR, Zdenek (CZE)
BRAMBILLA, Gianluca (ITA)
JUNGELS, Bob (LUX)
MARTINELLI, Davide (ITA)
RICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel (ARG)
TRENTIN, Matteo (ITA)
VAKOC, Petr (CZE)
VERMOTE, Julien (BEL)

Dimension Data (RSA)

BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald (NOR)
EISEL, Bernhard (AUT)
HAAS, Nathan (AUS)
RENSHAW, Mark (AUS)
TEKLEHAIMANOT, Daniel (ERI)
THOMSON, Jay Robert (RSA)
THWAITES, Scott (GBR)
VAN ZYL, Johann (RSA)

Katusha-Alpecin (SUI)

BELKOV, Maxim (RUS)
GONÇALVES, José (POR)
MACHADO, Tiago (POR)
MATHIS, Marco (GER)
POLITT, Nils (GER)
RESTREPO, Jhonatan (COL)
SCHMIDT, Mads Würtz (DEN)
VICIOSO ARCOS, Angel (ESP)

LottoNL-Jumbo (NED)

BATTAGLIN, Enrico (ITA)
LINDEMAN, Bert-Jan (NED)
LOBATO, Juan Jose (ESP)
MARTENS, Paul (GER)
ROGLIC, Primoz (SLO)
DE TIER, Floris (BEL)
TOLHOEK, Antwan (NED)
VERMEULEN, Alexey (USA)

Team Sky (GBR)

ROSA, Diego (ITA)
BOSWELL, Ian (USA)
GEOGHEGAN HART, Tao (GBR)
GOLAS, Michal (POL)
KWIATKOWSKI, Michal (POL)
MOSCON, Gianni (ITA)
PUCCIO, Salvatore (ITA)
DOULL, Owain (GBR)

Team Sunweb (GER)

DUMOULIN, Tom (NED)
HAGA, Chad (USA)
KELDERMAN, Wilco (NED)
PREIDLER, Georg (AUT)
SINKELDAM, Ramon (NED)
TEN DAM, Laurens (NED)
TEUNISSEN, Mike (NED)
TIMMER, Albert (NED)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

ALAFACI, Eugenio (ITA)
VAN POPPEL, Boy (NED)
COLEDAN, Marco (ITA)
FELLINE, Fabio (ITA)
IRIZAR, Markel (ESP)
PEDERSEN, Mads (DEN)
REIJNEN, Kiel (USA)
STUYVEN, Jasper (BEL)

UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

RAVASI, Edward (ITA)
DURASEK, Kristijan (CRO)
LAENGEN, Vegard Stake (NOR)
MARCATO, Marco (ITA)
MODOLO, Sacha (ITA)
MOHORIC, Matej (SLO)
NIEMIEC, Przemyslaw (POL)
TROIA, Oliviero (ITA)