Tour of Flanders 2021 start lists

Full list of riders taking part in the 2021 edition on Sunday, April 4

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The start list for the 2021 edition of the Tour of Flanders has not yet been confirmed but here are the names currently down to race.

Belgium’s cobbled Monument takes place on Sunday, April 4 this season, after being held in October last year due to Covid-19, and we'll be treated to a stellar line-up of talent.

Defending champion Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) is down to start with the usual solid team around him as they come up against the likes of Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r-Citroën) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) who comes to the race with the first Monument, Milan-San Remo, in his back pocket.

On-form Deceuninck-Quick-Step brings with them a strong team, including World Champion, Julian Alaphilippe, who makes his second appearance at the race after crashing out last year, Yves Lampaert, Kasper Asgreen and Zdeněk Stybar.

One of the biggest stars on the list is the on-form Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), as he looks to continue his amazing form going into the cobbled monuments.

Other big names on the start list include Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Oliver Naesen (Ag2r-Citroën), Sep Vanmarke (Israel Start-Up Nation), Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers).

In the women's race, defending champion Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) will be hoping that she can be involved in the finale yet again in her final season.

Current world champion and team-mate of Van den Broek-Blaak, Anna van der Breggen, is likely going in as the favourite but she faces stiff opposition from European Champion Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) who comes to the race off the back of her victory at Gent-Wevelgem.

Other on-form riders and real dangers for the race win are yet more SD Worx riders in Jolien d'Hoore and Amy Pieters. Belgian champion Lotte Kopecky (Lotto-Soudal) and German champion Lisa Brennauer (Ceretizit-WNT) are two other fast riders who can make it over the cobbles too.

Trek-Segafredo have a very solid team yet again with Elisa Longo-Borghini and Lizzie Deignan likely down as the main leaders but with Ellen van Dijk as well as the world cyclo-cross champion Lucinda Brand as an outsider.

Other names to look out for are Marta Bastianelli (Alé-BTC-Ljubljana), Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), Cecile Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope), Emme Norsgaard (Movistar), Grace Brown (BikeExchange) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar-Travel & Service).

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Men's Tour of Flanders 2021 start list

Alpecin-Fenix

VAN DER POEL Mathieu

VERMEERSCH Gianni

DE BONDT Dries

DILLIER Silvan

RICKAERT Jonas

VAKOČ Petr

VERGAERDE Otto

EF Education-Nippo

BETTIOL Alberto

SCULLY Tom

VALGREN Michael

RUTSCH Jonas

LANGEVELD Sebastian

KEUKELEIRE Jens

BISSEGGER Stefan

Total Direct Energie

TERPSTRA Niki

VAN GESTEL Dries

TURGIS Anthony

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

GAUDIN Damien

SOUPE Geoffrey

PETIT Adrien

Movistar Team

GARCÍA CORTINA Iván

CULLAIGH Gabriel

HOLLMANN Juri

JACOBS Johan

MAS Lluís

MORA Sebastián

ERVITI Imanol

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

LAMPAERT Yves

ALAPHILIPPE Julian

BALLERINI Davide

DECLERCQ Tim

ASGREEN Kasper

ŠTYBAR Zdeněk

SÉNÉCHAL Florian

Lotto-Soudal

WELLENS Tim

DEGENKOLB John

DE BUYST Jasper

VAN MOER Brent

FRISON Frederik

VERMEERSCH Florian

Bora-Hansgrohe

SAGAN Peter

BODNAR Maciej

OSS Daniel

BURGHARDT Marcus

POLITT Nils

SAGAN Juraj

PÖSTLBERGER Lukas

Ag2r-Citroën Team

NAESEN Oliver

VAN AVERMAET Greg

SCHÄR Michael

DEWULF Stan

VAN HOUCKE Gijs

NAESEN Lawrence

TOUZÉ Damien

Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-Wallonie Bruxelles

LIVYNS Arjen

DUPONT Timothy

ROBEET Ludovic

VANENDERT Jelle

REX Laurenz

MENTEN Milan

WIRTGEN Luc

Team BikeExchange

MEZGEC Luka

DURBRIDGE Luke

BAUER Jack

EDMONDSON Alex

MATTHEWS Michael

KONYCHEV Alexander

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl

Astana-Premier Tech

GIDICH Yevgeniy

HOULE Hugo

LUTSENKO Alexey

FEDOROV Yevgeniy

GRUZDEV Dmitriy

PERRY Benjamin

STALNOV Nikita

Bahrain Victorious

SIEBERG Marcel

FENG Chun Kai

COLBRELLI Sonny

MILAN Jonathan

HALLER Marco

HAUSSLER Heinrich

BAUHAUS Phil

Groupama-FDJ

MADOUAS Valentin

GENIETS Kevin

KÜNG Stefan

LUDVIGSSON Tobias

LE GAC Olivier

LIENHARD Fabian

Team Qhubeka-Assos

NIZZOLO Giacomo

CAMPENAERTS Victor

GOGL Michael

WALSCHEID Max

WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

VINJEBO Emil

CLAEYS Dimitri

Team Jumbo-Visma

VAN AERT Wout

DEKKER David

AFFINI Edoardo

WYNANTS Maarten

ROOSEN Timo

EENKHOORN Pascal

VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

Israel Start-Up Nation

HOFSTETTER Hugo

VANMARKE Sep

GREIPEL André

ZABEL Rick

BIERMANS Jenthe

HOLLENSTEIN Reto

VAN ASBROECK Tom

Ineos Grenadiers 

PIDCOCK Tom

KWIATKOWSKI Michał

ROWE Luke

DOULL Owain

VAN BAARLE Dylan

BASSO Leonardo

Team DSM

BENOOT Tiesj

EEKHOFF Nils

ARNDT Nikias

SÜTTERLIN Jasha

KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren

NIEUWENHUIS Joris

DENZ Nico

Trek-Segafredo

STUYVEN Jasper

KIRSCH Alex

PEDERSEN Mads

THEUNS Edward

MULLEN Ryan

DE KORT Koen

SIMMONS Quinn

UAE Team Emirates

KRISTOFF Alexander

TRENTIN Matteo

MARCATO Marco

BYSTRØM Sven Erik

FORMOLO Davide

OLIVEIRA Ivo

OLIVEIRA Rui

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

ALLEGAERT Piet

LAPORTE Christophe

BOHLI Tom

DRUCKER Jempy

WALLAYS Jelle

VANBILSEN Kenneth

MORIN Emmanuel

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

MARIT Arne

WARLOP Jordi

BEULLENS Cédric

WILLEMS Thimo

VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio

DE VYLDER Lindsay

VAN POUCKE Aaron

B&B Hotels p/b KTM

DEBUSSCHERE Jens

BACKAERT Frederick

COQUARD Bryan

BARTHE Cyril

DE BACKER Bert

LECROQ Jérémy

MOZZATO Luca

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

VAN POPPEL Danny

VLIEGEN Loïc

KOCH jonas

DE GENDT Aimé

VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter

PASQUALON Andrea

KREDER Wesley

Arkéa-Samsic

RUSSO Clément

BARGUIL Warren

CAPIOT Amaury

SWIFT Connor

NOPPE Christophe

DECLERCQ Benjamin

LOUVEL Matis

Women's Tour of Flanders 2021 start list

SD Worx

VAN DER BREGGEN Anna

D'HOORE Jolien

VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal

CECCHINI Elena

PIETERS Amy

MAJERUS Christine

Team BikeExchange

CAMPBELL Teniel

BROWN Grace

ROY Sarah

SPRATT Amanda

FIDANZA Arianna

TENNIGLIO Moniek

Liv Racing

KOPECKY Lotte

JACKSON Alison

PALADIN Soraya

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

KUIJPERS Evy

KOREVAAR Jeanne

Trek-Segafredo

VAN DIJK Ellen

DEIGNAN Lizzie

LONGO-BORGHINI Elisa

CORDON-RAGOT Audrey

BRAND Lucinda

WINDER Ruth

Team DSM

MACKAIJ Floortje

LABOUS Juliette

LIPPERT Liane

KIRCHMANN Leah

ANDERSEN Susanne

KOCH Franziska

Canyon-SRAM Racing

BARNES Alice

BARNES Hannah

AMIALIUSIK Alena

NIEWIADOMA Kasia

KLEIN Lisa

CROMWELL Tiffany

Ceretizit-WNT Pro Cycling

BRENNAUER Lisa

CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia

LETH Julie

BANKS Elizabeth

ASENCIO Laura

TEUTENBERG Lea Lin

Valcar-Travel & Service

PIRRONE Elena

BALSAMO Elisa

CONSONNI Chiara

GUAZZINI Vittoria

SANGUINETI Ilaria

PERSICO Silvia

Movistar Team

BIANNIC Aude

ERIĆ Jelena

VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek

NORSGAARD Emma

GONZÁLEZ Alicia

THOMAS Leah

Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank

STEPHENS Lauren

YONAMINE Eri

KESSLER Nina

GIGANTE Sarah

FAULKNER Kristen

BUURMAN Eva

Parkhotel-Valkenburg

BREDEWOLD Mischa

RAAIMAKERS Marit

NOOIJEN Lieke

VAN DER HULST Amber

MARKUS Femke

GERRITSE Femke

FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitane Futuroscope 

GROSSETÊTE Maëlle

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup

CAVALI Marta

FAHLIN Emilia

DUVAL Eugénie

CHAPMAN Brodie

Lotto-Soudal Ladies

NILSSON Hanna

VANDENBULKE Jesse

PLICHTA Anna

PARKINSON Abby-Mae

MEERTENS Lone

BRAAM Danique

Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport

VAN VELZEN Bryony

STEIGENGA Nicole

VAN EYNDE Fien

SCHWEINBERGER Christina

SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin

Plantur-Pura

ALVARADO Ceylin

CANT Sanne

BAKKER Manon

VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge

VAN ALPHEN Aniek

KASTELIJN Yara

Multum Acountants-LSK Ladies Cycling Team

VAN DER WOLF Rosalie

DUYCK Ann-Sophie

DE SMEDT Marijke

DELBAERE Fien

WATERREUS Kylie

VAN HOUTUM Céline

Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire Cycling Team

BEX Nathalie

DE JONG Demi

SLIK Rozanne

DE JONG Thalita

RATTO Rossella

JONGERIEUS Claudia

Team Coop-Hitec Products

ANDERSSON Caroline

GJØS Martine

LUTRO Amalie

YSLAND Anne Dorthe

KRÖGER Mieke

RIFFEL Christa

Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur

CHRISTMAN Dani

PENTON Sara

MOBERG Emilie

MARTINS Maria

VAN DER DUIN Maike

VAN 'T GELOOF Marjolein

Massi-Tactic Women Team

BENITO Mireia

TRIAS Ariadna

LÓPEZ Belén

ORTEGA Patricia

MARTIN Isabel

PILOTE-FORTIN Gabrielle