E3 Saxo Bank Classic 2021 start list

List of riders taking part in the 2021 edition of the E3 Saxo Bank Classic in Belgium on Friday, March 26

Here are the major talking points from the E3 BinckBank Classic (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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Groupama-FDJ

Astana-Premier Tech

FEDOROV Yevgeniy

ZAKHAROV Artyom

MARTINELLI Davide

GIDICH Yevgeniy

GRUZDEV Dmitriy

HOULE Hugo

PERRY Benjamin

Former world champion, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) - winner in 2014 - is currently racing the Volta a Catalunya as he continues to look for better condition before his main season goals. Sagan's team had to pull out of the race anyway due to a positive Covid-19 test for British rider Matthew Walls just hours before the race start.

MATTHEWS Michael

PEÁK Barnabás

BAUER Jack

KONYCHEV Alexander

DURBRIDGE Luke

EDMONDSON Alexander

STANNARD Robert

PIDCOCK Tom

BASSO Leonardo

DOULL Owain

VAN BAARLE Dylan

GOŁAŚ Michał

NARVÁEZ Jhonatan

WURF Cameron

Vini Zabù

WALLAYS Jelle

BOHLI Tom

DRUCKER Jempy

ALLEGAET Piet

CONSONNI Simone

CARVALHO Andre

SAJNOK Szymon

COLBRELLI Sonny

TEUNS Dylan

HALLER Marco

SIEBERG Marcel

HAUSSLER Heinrich

MILAN Jonathan

FENG Chun Kai

BENOOT Tiesj

DENZ Nico

SÜTTERLIN Jasha

KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren

EEKHOFF Nils

NIEUWENHUIS Joris

SALMON Martin

As one of the major pre-Tour of Flanders races as well as being a prestigious event in its own right, E3 Saxo Bank Classic often commands a star-studded start list. This year is no different, with all of the major spring Classics contenders in attendance.

E3 Saxo Bank Classic 2021 start list

BETTIOL Alberto

SCULLY Tom

LANGEVELD Sebastian

BISSEGGER Stefan

KEUKELEIRE Jens

SCULLY Tom

BEPPU Fumiyuki

Total Direct Energie

Team Jumbo-Visma

BEULLENS Cédric

DE VYLDER Lindsay

COLMAN Alex

DE WILDE Filles

VANHOOF Ward

SPRENGERS Thomas

VAN POUCKE Aaron

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

CULLAIGH Gabriel

ERVITI Imanol

SERRANO Gonzalo

HOLLMANN Juri

CARCÍA CORTINA Iván

JACOBS Johan

MAS Lluís

HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby

HOELGAARD Markus

HALVORSEN Kristoffer

TILLER Rasmus

WÆRSTED Syver

RESELL Erik Nordsaeter

SKAARSETH Anders

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Trek-Segafredo

KRISTOFF Alexander

TRENTIN Matteo

GIBBONS Ryan

GAVIRIA Fernando

OLIVEIRA Ivo

OLIVEIRA Rui

BJERG Mikkel

With the race covering many of the same roads as the Tour of Flanders, there will be tough competition in the race for the title with the likes of Yves Lampaert and Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r Citroën), Sep Vanmarke (Israel Start-Up Nation), Tom Pidcock and Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers), Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) and many more in a star-studded line-up.

DE GENDT Aimé

KREDER Wesley

VAN DER HOORN Taco

VLIEGEN Loïc

DEVRIENDT Tom

DE WINTER Ludwig

VAN POPPEL Boy

Israel Start-Up Nation

Movistar Team

Team BikeExchange

Bahrain Victorious

Defending champion Zdeněk Štybar of Deceuninck - Quick-Step is down to ride along with the usual immensely strong Classics squad.

Lotto-Soudal

NAESEN Oliver

VAN AVERMAET Greg

DEWULF Stan

TOUZÉ Damien

DUVAL Julien

SCHÄR Michael

VAN HOECKE Gijs

CAMPENAERTS Victor

CLAEYS Dimitri

GOGL Michael

VINJEBO Emil

HANSEN Lasse Norman

STOKBRO Andreas

CLARKE Simon

Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is down to ride with Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) yet again as they continue their rivalry. Milan-San Remo winner Jasper Stuyvan (Trek-Segafredo) will lead a strong team.

Team Qhubeka-Assos

VANMARKE Sep

BIERMANS Jenthe

ZABEL Rick

GREIPEL André

RENARD Alexis

WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads

VAN ASBROECK Tom

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

Alpecin-Fenix

TERPSTRA Niki

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

MAITRE Florian

GAUDIN Damien

SOUPE Geoffrey

VAN GESTEL Dries

TURGIS Anthony

LIVYNS Arjen

MENTEN Milan

WIRTGEN Luc

PAQUOT Tom

MERTZ Rémy

SUTER Joel

VANENDERT Jelle

EF Education-Nippo

GENIETS Kevin

STEWART Jake

LIENHARD Fabian

KÜNG Stefan

LE GAC Olivier

BRUNEL Alexys

GUARNIERI Jacopo

Attention returns to the northern European cobbled Classics this weekend, with E3 Saxo Bank Classic (formally known as E3 Harelbeke) on Friday (March 26).

LAMPAERT Yves

BALLERINI Davide

DECLERCQ Tim

ASGREEN Kasper

SÉNÉCHAL Florian

ŠTYBAR Zdeněk

VAN LERBERGHE Bert

GILBERT Philippe

DEGENKOLB John

VAN MOER Brent

FRISON Frederik

OLDANI Stefano

DE BUYST Jasper

VERMEERSCH Florian

Team DSM

DI RENZO Andrea

TORTOMASI Leonardo

VAN EMPEL Etienne

VAN ELZAKKER Wout

GONZÁLEZ Roberto Carlos

PETELIN Jan

SCHNEITER Joab

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

VAN AERT Wout

DEKKER David

EENKHOORN Pascal

AFFINI Edoardo

ROOSEN Timo

VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

WYNANTS Maarten

UAE Team Emirates

VAN DER POEL Mathieu

MEURISSE Xandro

VAKOČ Petr

DE BONDT Dries

VERMEERSCH Gianni

VERGAERDE Otto

DE TIER Floris

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

STUYVEN Jasper

LIEPINŠ Emils

KIRSCH Alex

THEUNS Edward

PEDERSEN Mads

REIJNEN Kiel

SIMMONS Quinn

AG2R Citroën Team

Ineos Grenadiers