Volta a Catalunya 2021 start list

Provisional list of starters for the Volta a Catalunya in Spain from March 22-28

Alejandro Valverde at the 2018 Volta a Catalunya (Photo by Marc Gonzalez Aloma/Action Plus via Getty Images)
(Image credit: Action Plus via Getty Images)

The start list has been confirmed for the upcoming Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (March 22-28) and by the looks of the line-up, the racing should be action-packed right from the outset.

The Spenish WorldTour race was one of many to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 so the 100th edition was moved to 2021 in its usual spot in the calendar.

With the season well underway, some of the biggest names in climbing are set to race but defending champion from 2019, Miguel Ángel López (Movistar Team) is not down to return with his team fielding a Spanish trio of leaders in Enric Mas, Marc Soler and Alejandro Valverde.

Other big names that are currently down to race are Chris Froome, Dan Martin and Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation), João Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo).

Another name that we are all waiting to see race for his new team is Swiss star, Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates), who has been featured on multiple start lists before being removed a few days before race day, this has not happened this time with the Tour de France stage winner lining up as team leader for his new team.

Volta a Catalunya 2021 start list

Team Movistar

VALVERDE Alejandro

MAS Enric

VERONA Carlos

SOLER Marc

CATALDO Dario

PEDRERO Antonio

SAMITIER Sergio

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

ALMEIDA João

KNOX James

ČERNY Josef

SERRY Pieter

CAVAGNA Rémi

DEVENYNS Dries

MASNADA Fausto

Ineos Grenadiers

CARAPAZ Richard

THOMAS Geraint

YATES Adam

DENNIS Rohan

PORTE Richie

CASTROVIEJO Jonathan

ROWE Luke

Bora-Hansgrohe

KÄMNA Lennard

MEEUS Jordi

KELDERMAN Wilco

SAGAN Peter

SCHELLING Ide

ZWIEHOFF Ben

WANDAHL Frederick

Team BikeExchange

YATES Simon

HAMILTON Lucas

CHAVES Esteban

KANGERT Tanel

SMITH Dion

BOOKWALTER Brent

SCOTSON Callum

Astana-Premier Tech

TEJADA Harold

GREGAARD Jonas

KUDUS Merhawi

DE BOD Stefan

PRONSKIY Vadim

SÁNCHEZ Luis León

RODRÍGUEZ Óscar

Bahrain Victorious

POELS Wout

MOHORIC Tadej

BUITRAGO Santiago

WILLIAMS Stephen

PERNSTEINER Hermann

INKELAAR Kevin

NOVAK Domen

Team DSM

HINDLEY Jai

ARENSMAN Thymen

ROCHE Nicolas

KANTER Max

STORER Michael

HAGA Chad

HAMILTON Chris

Team Jumbo-Visma

KRUIJSWIJK Steven

TOLHOEK Antwan

KUSS Sepp

HARPER Chris

BENNETT George

BOUWMAN Koen

GESINK Robert

AG2R La Mondiale-Citroën

HÄNNINEN Jaakko

GALLOPIN Tony

BIDARD François

JUNGELS Bob

VENTURINI Clément

CHAMPOUSSIN Clément

GASTAUER Ben

UAE Team Emirates

HIRSCHI Marc

DE LA CRUZ David

MCNULTY Brandon

COSTA Rui

ARDILA Andrés Camilo

MOLANO Juan Sebastián

DOMBROWSKI Joe

Trek-Segafredo

BRAMBILLA Gianluca

CICCONE Giulio

RIES Michel

SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias

KAMP Alexander

ELISSONDE Kenny

LÓPEZ Juan Pedro

Groupama-FDJ

BADILATTI Matteo

VALTER Attila

DUCHESNE Antoine

REICHENBACH Sébastien

BONNET William

LADAGNOUS Matthieu

GUGLIELMI Simon

Lotto-Soudal

MONIQUET Sylvain

DE GENDT Thomas

VANHOUCKE Harm

KRON Andreas

CRAS Steff

VAN GILS Maxim

MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz

EF Education-Nippo

CAMARGO Diego Andres

URÁN Rigoberto

CARTHY Hugh

CAICEDO Jonathan Klever

GUERREIRO Ruben

VAN GARDEREN Tejay

VALGREN MIchael

Israel Start-Up Nation

FROOME Chris

WOODS Michael

IMPEY Daryl

MARTIN Daniel

CATAFORD Alexander

HOLLENSTEIN Reto

GOLDSTEIN Omer

Team Qhubeka-Assos

ARMÉE Sander

POWER Robert

FRANKINY Killian

VACEK Karel

BENNETT Sean

JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinhardt

BROWN Connor

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

MEINTJES Louis

HIRT Jan

MINALI Riccardo

TAARAMÄE Rein

PETILLI Simone

EVANS Alexander

BAKELANTS Jan

Gazprom-RusVelo

ZAKARIN Ilnur

STRAKHOV Dmitriy

KREUZIGER Roman

CHERNETSKI Sergei

KOCHETKOV Pavel

NYCH Artem

NEKRASOV Denis

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

EDET Nicolas

ROCHAS Rémy

BARCELÓ Fernando

FERNÁNDEZ Rubén

HERRADA José

CHAMPION Thomas

BERHANE Natnael

Euskaltel-Euskadi

BIZKARRA Mikel

BOU Joan

LOBATO Juan José

SOTO Antonio Jesus

MATÉ Luis Ángel

ITURRA Mikel

MARTÍN Gotzon

Rally Cycling 

JOYCE Colin

ROSSKOPF Joey

KING Ben

MANNION Gavin

BROWN Nathan

BRITTON Rob

ZUKOWSKI Nickolas

Team Arkéa Samsic

QUINTANA Nairo

LOUVEL Matis

OWSIAN Łukasz

DELAPLACE Anthony

GESBERT Élie

RIOU Alan

PICHON Laurent

Equipo Kern Pharma

GALVÁN Francisco

MENDEZ Daniel Alejandro

NOVIKOV Savva

BERRADE Urko

CASTRILLIO Jaime

MARQUEZ Marti

ADRÍA Roger

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