Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2021 start list

List of teams and riders taking part in the 2021 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in Belgium on Sunday, February 28

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The 2021 Classics season is almost upon us with Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne being the second semi-Classic of the weekend on the February 28 after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on the Saturday.

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is usually a race for the sprinters, with riders like Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) and Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) being past winners. But, the race can be very open and solo riders or small breakaways can stay away.

Last year's winner, Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), won with a solo attack ahead of a bunch sprint led by Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates).

Perhaps the biggest favourite set to ride is Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) who returns to racing after having to leave the UAE Tour due to a positive Covid-19 test within the team, he won stage one of that race.

The 2021 start list is now complete, however, there are some notable absentees, including Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Bob Jungels (Ag2r-Cotroën) and Philippe Gilbert (Lotto-Soudal). Other notable absentees are that of Team Jumbo-Visma, who aren't on the start list at all.

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2021 start list

Deceuninck-Quick-Step - Confirmed

ASGREEN Kasper

STEELS Stijn

HODEG Alvaro

VAN LERBERGHE Bert

STEIMLE Jannik

LAMPAERT Yves

STYBAR Zdenek

Astana-Premier Tech

ZAKHAROV Arytom

PERRY Ben

ARANBURU Alex

BOARO Manuele

FELLINE Fabio

IZAGIRRE Gorka

MARTINELLI Davide

AG2R La Mondiale-Cirtoën 

VAN AVERMAET Greg

DUVAL Julian

VAN HOCKE Gijs

NAESEN Lawrence

NAESEN Oliver

JULIEN Anthony

SARREAU Marc

Alpecin-Fenix

VAN DER POEL Mathieu

DILLIER Silvan

MERLIER Tim

PLANCKAERT Edward

RIESEBEEK Oscar

DE VREESE Laurens

TAMINIAUX Lionel

Bahrain Victorious/strong>

HALLER Marco

PADUN Mark

COLBRELLI Sonny

HAUSSLER Heinrich

TEUNS Dylan

SIEBERG Marcel

WILLIAMS Steve

B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM

DEBUSSCHERE Jens

VAN GENECHTEN Jonas

COQUARD Bryan

DE BACKER Bert

LECROQ Jeremy

MORICE Julien

LEMOINE Cyril

Bingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles

DUPONT Timothy

ANIOŁKOWSKI Stanisław

LIVYNS Arjen

VALLÉE Boris

PEYSKENS Dimitir

REX Laurenz

PAQUOT Tom

Bora - Hansgrohe

POLITT Nils

BURGHARDT Marcus

GAMPER Patrick

OSS Daniel

PÖSTLBERGER Lukas

MEEUS Jordi

SCHELLING Ide

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

VAN POPPEL Boy

PASQUALON Andrea

KOCH Jonas

DEVRIENDT Tom

VAN POPPEL Danny

VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter

DE WINTER Ludwig

Cofidis, Solutions Credits

DRUCKER Jempy

WALLAYS Jelle

BOHLI Tom

MORIN Emmanuel

ALLEGAERT Piet

LAPORTE Christophe

CARVALHO Andre

EF Education-Nippo

KEUKELEIRE Jens

LANGEVELD Sebastian

HOFLAND Moreno

RUTSCH Jonas

VAN DEN BERG Julius

SCULLY Tom

DOCKER Mitchell

Groupama - FDJ

DÉMARE Arnaud

GENIETS Kevin

LUDVIGSSON Tobias

SCOTSON Miles

SINKELDAM Ramon

KÜNG Stefan

LIENHARD Fabian

Israel Start-Up Nation

BARBIER Rudy

HOFSTETTER Hugo

VAHTRA Norman

VAN ASBROECK Tom

BIERMANS Jenthe

WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads

EINHORN Itamar

Lotto - Soudal

DEGENKOLB John

KRON Andreas

OLDANI Stafano

VERMEERSCH Florian

THIJSSEN Gerben

FRISON Frederik

VAN MOER Brent

Team BikeExchange

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl

JUUL-JENSEN Chris

DURBRIDGE Luke

EDMONDSON Alex

SCOTSON Callum

SMITH Dion

STANNARD Robert

Team Qhubeka-Assos

CAMPENAERTS Victor

CLAEYS Dimitri

GOGL Michael

BENNETT Sean

BARBERO Carlos

WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

VINJEBO Emil

Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise

DE VYLDER Lindsay

DE WILDE Gilles

VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio

VANHOOF Ward

MARIT Arne

WEEMAES Sasha

REYNDERS Jens

Ineos Grenadiers

BASSO Leonardo

PIDCOCK Tom

NARVÁEZ Jhonatan

HAYTER Ethan

DOULL Owain

MOSCON Gianni

WURF Cameron

Team DSM

EEKHOFF Nils

KRAGH ANDERSEN Soren

BRENNER Marco

BENOOT Tiejs

PEDERSEN Casper

LEKNESSUND Andreas

KANTER Max

Team Total Direct Energie

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

BONIFAZIO Leonardo

MANZIN Lorenzo

SOUPE Geoffrey

TERPSTRA Niki

TURGIS Anthony

VAN GESTEL Dries

Trek-Segafredo

PEDERSEN Mads

STUYVAN Jasper

KIRSCH Alex

MULLEN Ryan

EGHOLM Jakob

THEUNS Edward

QUARTERMAN Charlie

Uno-X Norwegian Development Team

RESELL Erik Nordsaeter

TILLER Rasmus

SKAARSETH Anders

HOELGAARD Markus

WÆRENSKJOLD Søren

HALVORSEN Kristoffer

HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby

UAE Team Emirates

LAENGEN Vegard Stake

BYSTRØM Sven Erik

GIBBONS Ryan

KRISTOFF Alexander

TRENTIN Matteo

MARCATO Marco

TROIA Oliviero

Team Arkéa-Samsic

MCLAY Dan

SWIFT Connor

BOUDAT Thomas

CAPIOT Amaury

WELTEN Bram

PAJUR Markus

GRONDIN Donavan

Vini Zabù

MARECSKO Jakub

GRADEK Kamil

BEVILACQUA Mattia

SCHNEITER Joab

FRAPPORTI Marco

VAN EMPEL Etienne

ORRICO Davide

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