Tour de Suisse 2021 start list: List of riders for the 85th edition of the Swiss stage race

List of riders taking part in the 2021 Tour de Suisse (June 06-13)

Riders at the 2019 Tour de Suisse
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The Tour de Suisse returns for 2021 after missing a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The week-long stage race takes place in June as usual, albeit earlier in the month due to the Tour de France shifting forward in the calendar to accommodate the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The eight-day stage race takes place between June 6-13, finishing just 13 days ahead of the Tour. As usual, the race is a mixture of punchy stages, huge climbing stages, and time trials, with two individual races against the clock featuring in this year's route.

The Tour de Suisse start list is as star-studded as ever, though is missing many of the Tour de France overall contenders who have either opted to ride the Critérium du Dauphiné instead, or not race either in their build-up.

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) should start and is one of those that will hope for a high GC placing at the Tour. He'll be supported by a strong team that includes Rohan Dennis, Pavel Sivakov, and Luke Rowe.

Other overall hopefuls starting in Switzerland include Esteban Chaves (Team BikeExchange), Wout Poels (Bahrain-Victorious), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana-Premier Tech), and Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe).

World champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) is one of the stars of the start list, and the Frenchman may hope for a good overall result ahead of the Tour where it's unclear if he'll ride for GC or not.

Elsewhere Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) makes a return to road racing after their MTB exploits over the past month, while Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) will start his first race since taking an indefinite leave from the sport in January. Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) was also meant to return to road racing at the Tour de Suisse, but will now miss the race after breaking his collarbone in a training crash.

Tour de Suisse 2021 start list

Ag2r Citroën Team

COSNEFROY Benoît
FRANK Mathias
JUNGELS Bob
PETERS Nans
SARREAU Marc
SCHÄR Michael
TOUZÉ Damien

Astana-Premier Tech

FUGLSANG Jakob
BOARO Manuele
DE BOD Stefon
FRAILE Omar
HOULE Hugo
GIDICH Yevgeniy
GREGAARD Jonas

Bahrain-Victorious

MÄDER Gino
PERNSTEINER Hermann
WRIGHT Fred
CAPECCHI Eros
POELS Wout
WILLIAMS Stephen
NOVAK Domen

EF Education First-Nippo

BISSEGGER Stefan
URÁN Rigoberto
POWLESS Neilson
HOWES Alex
LANGEVELD Sebastian
SCULLY Tom
RUTSCH Jonas

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

BOHLI Tom
DRUCKER Jempy
FERNÁNDEZ Rubén
LAPORTE Christophe
ROCHAS Rémy
SAJNOK Szymon
WALLAYS Jelle

Bora-Hansgrohe

SCHACHMANN Maximilian
BODNAR Maciej
BURGHARDT Marcus
FABBRO Matteo
MEEUS Jordi
WALLS Matthew
PALZER Anton

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

ALAPHILIPPE Julian
STEIMLE Jannik
DEVENYNS Dries
HODEG Álvaro José
CATTANEO Mattia
VANSEVENANT Mauri
DECLERCQ Tim

UAE Team Emirates

COSTA Rui
HIRSCHI Marc
DE LA CRUZ David
GIBBONS Ryan
MOLANO Juan Sebastián
MUÑOZ Cristian Camilo
TROIA Oliviero

Groupama - FDJ

LIENHARD Fabian
STEWART Jake
THOMAS Benjamin
KÜNG Stefan
BADILATTI Matteo
LUDVIGSSON Tobias
BRUNEL Alexys

Jumbo-Visma

DUMOULIN Tom
OOMEN Sam
TEUNISSEN Mike
TOLHOEK Antwan
PFINGSTEN Christoph
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
LEEMREIZE Gijs

Ineos Grenadiers

CARAPAZ Richard
DENNIS Rohan
SIVAKOV Pavel
GOŁAŚ Michał
HENAO Sebastián
DUNBAR Eddie
ROWE Luke

Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux

HIRT Jan
ROTA Lorenzo
PETILLI Simone
PLANCKAERT Baptiste
LAMMERTINK Maurits
VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter
ZIMMERMAN Georg

Lotto-Soudal

DEGENKOLB Philippe
GOOSSENS Kobe
KRON Andreas
VERMEERSCH Florian
CONCA Filippo
VAN GILS Maxim
VERSCHAEVE Viktor

Trek - Segafredo

CONCI Nicola
EG Niklas
KAMP Alexander
KIRSCH Alex
NIBALI Antonio
THEUNS Edward
TIBERI Antonio

Movistar Team

JACOBS Johan
SOLER Marc
GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
SERRANO Gonzalo
SAMITIER Sergio
CARRETERO Héctor
ALBA Juan Diego

Israel Start-Up Nation

WOODS Michael
GREIPEL André
HOFSTETTER Hugo
ZABEL Rick
VANMARCKE Sep
PICCOLI James
BOIVIN Guillaume

Team BikeExchange

MATTHEWS Michael
HAMILTON Lucas
CHAVES Esteban
BAUER Jack
DURBRIDGE Luke
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
SMITH Dion

Qhubeka-Assos

POZZOVIVO Domenico
CLARKE Simon
DLAMINI Nic
FRANKINY Kilian
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
BROWN Connor
STOKBRO Andreas

Team DSM

BENOOT Tiesj
LEKNESSUND Andreas
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
COMBAUD Romain
SÜTTERLIN Jasha
DONOVAN Mark
ARENSMAN Thymen

Alpecin-Fenix

VAN DER POEL Mathieu
DILLIER Silvan
TULETT Ben
VAKOC Petr
DE TIER Floris
VERGAERDE Otto
MEURISSE Xandro

Total Direct Energie

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
DE LA PARTE Víctor
DOUBEY Fabien
LATOUR Pierre
SIMON Julien
TURGIS Anthony
VUILLERMOZ Alexis

Rally Cycling

ROSSKOPF Joey
KING Ben
MURPHY Kyle
DAL-CIN Matteo
MANNION Gavin
BRITTON Rob
ZUKOWSKY Nickolas

Switzerland National Team

IMHOF Claudio
KUHN Kevin
PELLAUD Simon
RUEGG Lukas
SCHNEITER Jean-Louis
SUTER Joel
THALMANN Roland