Giro d’Italia 2020 start list

Here's who will be livening up your screens this October

The 2020 Giro d’Italia will take place from October 3 to October 25, having been forced to move from it’s normal spot in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. The start will now take place in Sicily instead of its original plan of hosting the opening three stages in Hungary.

The change and subsequent crossover with the northern Classics in Belgium and France has meant a lot of riders planning to take on the Giro originally have now reverted back to the Tour de France, which takes place in August and September.

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Still, a stellar line-up of GC riders will take part, while Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will forgo his usual aims at the Classics to take on the Giro, having agreed with organisers RCS to make his debut in the race this year.

Tifosi favourite Vincenzo Nibali will ride for his new Trek-Segafredo team with the aim of taking a third title, while his former team-mate Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) will hope to secure his first overall win at a Grand Tour. Defending champion Richard Carapaz will make his Grand Tour debut for Team Ineos with the aim of retaining his title he won with Movistar last year. Spanish squad Movistar will place their hopes on Marc Soler, who has yet to show himself as real overall contender in three week races.

Belgian superstar Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) will make his career Grand Tour debut, and with such formidable talent it’s hard to rule out his chances of placing highly or even challenging for the victory if he can maintain form for the full three weeks of racing.

There’s also a strong sprinting line-up for the Corsa Rosa. As well as Peter Sagan, Grand Tour stage winners Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) will all be competing for the victory on the flat stages.

Line-ups are far from confirmed and we’ll update this page as more riders for the Giro d’Italia 2020 are confirmed.

Giro d’Italia 2020 start list

Ag2r La Mondiale

Astana Pro Team

FUGLSANG Jakob

Bahrain-McLaren

Bora-Hansgrohe

SAGAN Peter
MAJKA Rafał

CCC Tean

Cofidis

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

EVENEPOEL Remco
KNOX James
JAKOBSEN Fabio

EF Pro Cycling

Groupama – FDJ

DÉMARE Arnaud

Israel Start-Up Nation

Lotto-Soudal

EWAN Caleb
DE BUYST Jasper
GOOSENS Kobe
HOLMES Matthew
HAGEN Carl Fredrik
KLUGE Roger

Mitchelton-Scott

Movistar Team

SOLER Marc

NTT Pro Cycling

Team Ineos

CARAPAZ Richard

Team Jumbo-Visma

GROENEWEGEN Dylan
PFINGSTEN Christoph
VAN EMDEN Jos
MARTIN Tony
TOLHOEK Antwan
DE PLUS Laurens
BOUWMAN Koen

Team Sunweb

DENZ Nico
HINDLEY Jai
HAMILTON Chris
KELDERMAN Wilco
MATTHEWS Michael
OOMEN Sam
PEDERSEN Casper
TUSVELD Martijn

Trek-Segafredo

NIBALI Vincenzo
CICCONE Giulio
ELISSONDE Kenny
NIBALI Antonio
WEENING Pieter

UAE Team Emirates

GAVIRIA Fernando
CONTI Valerio
RICHEZE Maximiliano
ULISSI Diego

Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec

Bardiani CSF Faizanè

Vini Zabi KTM