Giro d’Italia 2021 start list: The line-ups for the 104rd edition

Here's who will be livening up your screens this May at the 2021 Giro d'Italia

The 2021 Giro d’Italia will take place from May 8 to May 30, after having to start in October last year due to the Global Pandemic.

The race is set to start in Turin and work it’s way around the Piedmont region before stretching further afield around the country.

A stellar line-up of GC riders are expected take part, with no Tao Geoghegan-Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) down to defend his titile, it will be down to Egan Bernal, 2019 Tour de Frane winner, to try and come up with the goods.

Tifosi favourite Vincenzo Nibali will likely ride for  Trek-Segafredo team, but he accepts that his GC days may be over, team mate Giulio Ciccone could potentially be the new focus.

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) will return to the Giro this year to attempt to right the wrongs of three years ago when he led the race with three stages to go. In 2020 he also lost ground for unknown reasons, until he returned a positive Covid-19 test.

There’s also a strong sprinting line-up for the Corsa Rosa. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is down to return after he enjoyed the 2020 edition, Grand Tour stage winners Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), European champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) and Elia Viviani (Cofidis) will all be competing for the victory on the flat stages.

Also, Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) will hope that he can start his trio of Grand Tours win an early win as he looks to become just the fourth rider ever to win a stage at all three race of the Giro, Tour de France an Vuelta a España in the same year.

Giro d’Italia 2021 start list

Ineos Grenadiers

BERNAL Egan
GANNA Filippo
SIVAKOV Pavel
MARTÍNEZ Daniel

Ag2r La Mondiale-Citroën

CALMEJANE Lilian
NAESEN Lawrence
WARBASSE Larry
CHEREL Mikaël
GASTAUER Ben

Astana-Premier Tech

VLASOV Aleksandr

Bahrain Victorious

LANDA Mikel
BILBAO Pello

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè

 

Bora-Hansgrohe

SAGAN Peter
BUCHMANN Emanuel

Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux

 

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

VIVIANI Elia
CONSONNI Simone
EDET Nicolas

Deceuninck – Quick-Step

EVENEPOEL Remco
KNOX James

EF Education-Nippo

 

Groupama – FDJ

 

Israel Start-Up Nation

MARTIN Dan
GREIPEL André

Lotto-Soudal

EWAN Caleb
DE GENDT Thomas

Team BikeExchange

YATES Simon

Movistar Team

SOLER Marc

Team Qhubeka-Assos

NIZZOLO Giacomo

Jumbo-Visma

 

Team DSM

 

Trek-Segafredo

NIBALI Vincenzo
CICCONE Giulio

UAE Team Emirates

GAVIRIA Fernando
FORMOLO Davide

Vini Zabù – KTM

 

Alpecin-Fenix

 

EOLO-Kometa Cycling Team