Vuelta a España 2021 start list: All the teams for the 76th edition

Start list for the final Grand Tour of the season

Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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The 2021 Vuelta a España starts on August 14 inside of Burgos' cathedral for the opening individual time trial before setting off on the three week race that is not ending in Madrid like normal, but instead ending outside the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela on September 5.

The race will cover a huge amount of the country while amazingly not going near the Pyrenees over the 3336km route.

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The riders will be taking on the usual challenging course of hilly and mountainous terrain but the sprinters will also get a chance on multiple days.

Some of the most challenging climbs in Spain will be on the list though such as the Picón Blanco, Balcón de Alicante, Alto de Velefique, Pico Villuercas, Lagos de Covadonga and Altu d'El Gamoniteiru.

Not many names of riders have been pencilled in for the race as of yet but it is expected that Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) will double up with the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta as well as Adam Yates and Tom Pidcock riding for the British squad.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), Miguel Ángel López (Movistar) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-Nippo) all currently on the provisional list.

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) is also expected to ride alongside team mate, Thomas De Gendt, as they both try to become the fourth and fifth riders to win a stage in all three Grand Tours in one year.

Vuelta a España 2021 start list

Team Jumbo-Visma

KUSS Sepp

Lotto-Soudal

EWAN Caleb

Movistar Team

VALVERDE Alejandro

LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel

MAS Enric

SOLER Marc

Ag2r La Mondiale-Citroën

 

Astana-Premier Tech

 

Bahrain Victorious

 

Bora-Hansgrohe

GROßSCHARTNER Felix

Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux

MEINTJES Louis

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

ALMEIDA João

Groupama-FDJ

 

Team BikeExchange

 

Team Qhubeka-Assos

 

EF Education-Nippo

URÁN Rigoberto

Israel Start-Up Nation

 

Ineos Grenadiers

BERNAL Egan

YATES Adam

PIDCOCK Thomas

Team DSM

 

Trek-Segafredo

CICCONE Giulio

UAE Team Emirates

POGAČAR Tadej

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

 

Burgos-BH

 

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

 

Alpecin-Fenix

 

Euskaltel-Euskadi