Joaquin Rodriguez on Mortirolo, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 20

Twenty three teams will take part in the 2013 Giro d'Italia, taking the total number of riders on the start line to 207.

The start list of the 2013 Giro was thrown into doubt when Katusha successfully appealed against a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) decision to not award a WorldTour licence to the Russian team. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in Katusha's favour, and the UCI subsequently gave the team a licence despite already having awarded the maximum 18 licences.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.