Vuelta a España 2019 start list: Confirmed list of riders

Start list for the 74th edition of the Vuelta a España

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The 2019 Vuelta a España starts on August 24 and ends on September 15, with the 74th edition of the race beginning in Torrevieja and finishing in the capital city of Madrid.

The Spanish Grand Tour is notorious for its tough parcours, and this year is no different. The route features eight summit finishes and numerous other tough mountains stages. Unfortunately for the sprinters, the most notable sprint stages come in the final week of the race, meaning they’ll have to traverse the numerous mountains to get there.

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As usual, the 18 WorldTour teams receive an automatic invite to the race, with eight riders each. Four wildcard teams are also chose by the organiser. This year, Spanish Pro Continental teams Burgos-BH, Caja Rural and Euskadi-Murias all receive the call up, while French team Cofidis are once again involved.

The start list of riders is now confirmed. Defending champion Simon Yates won’t return for Mitchelton-Scott, with Esteban Chaves to lead the team. Yates rode the Giro d’Italia and the Tour this year, winning two stages in the latter.

The 2016 winner Nairo Quintana is also scheduled to line-up for Movistar, among a strong squad that will potentially include Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz and world champion Alejandro Valverde.

Miguel Ángel López (Astana) is the other potential winner to appear, with the Colombian another rider who skipped the Tour de France having ridden the Giro d’Italia. He’ll be supported by Jakob Fuglsang, whose Tour de France GC ambitions went up in smoke after a crash in the third week.

Riders will be confirmed through August, so check back here for further updates of who will be riding the 2019 Vuelta a España.

Vuelta a España 2019 start list (confirmed)

Lotto-Soudal

ARMÉE Sander
DE GENDT Thomas
HAGEN Carl Fredrik
MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
VAN GOETHEM Brian
VANHOUCKE Harm
WALLAYS Jelle

Movistar Team

VALVERDE Alejandro
QUINTANA Nairo
CARAPAZ Richard
SOLER Marc
ARCAS Jorge
PEDRERO Antonio
OLIVEIRA Nelson
ERVITI Imanol

Team Jumbo-Visma

KRUIJSWIJK Steven
GESINK Robert
BENNETT George
MARTIN Tony
HOFSTEDE Lennard
KUSS Sepp
POWLESS Neilson
ROGLIČ Primož

Ag2r La Mondiale

LATOUR Pierre
CHEVRIER Clément
VENTURINI Clément
DILLIER Silvan
BOUCHARD Geoffrey
JAUREGUI Quentin
BIDARD François
GODON Dorian

Astana Pro Team

FUGLSANG Jakob
IZAGIRRE Ion
IZAGIRRE Gorka
CATALDO Dario
BOARO Manuele
SÁNCHEZ Luis León
FRAILE Omar
LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel

Bahrain-Merida

ARASHIRO Yukiya
BAUHAUS Phil
TEUNS Dylan
HAUSSLER Heinrich
PADUN Mark
NOVAK Domen
PERNSTEINER Hermann
PIBERNIK Luka

Bora-Hansgrohe

ARCHBOLD Shane
BENNETT Sam
DRUCKER Jempy
FORMOLO Davide
GROßSCHARTNER Felix
MAJKA Rafał
MÜHLBERGER Gregor
POLJAŃSKI Paweł

CCC Team

BARTA Will
BERNAS Paweł
BEVIN Patrick
DE LA PARTE Víctor
KOCH Jonas
SAJNOK Szymon
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
VENTOSO Francisco

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

CAPECCHI Eros
CAVANGNA Rémi
DECLERQ Tim
GILBERT Philippe
JAKOBSEN Fabio
KNOX James
RICHEZE Maximiliano
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk

Groupama-FDJ

ARMIRAIL Bruno
DELAGE Mickaël
FRANKINY Kilian
LUDVIGSSON Tobias
MORABITO Steve
SARREAU Marc
SEIGLE Romain
THOMAS Benjamin

Mitchelton-Scott

GRMAY Tsgabu
SMITH Dion
SCHULTZ Nick
MEZGEC Luka
CHAVES Esteban
BEWLEY Sam
HOWSON Damien
NIEVE Mikel

Team Dimension Data

KING Ben
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel
MEINTJES Louis
O’CONNOR Ben
DLAMINI Nicholas
TILLER Rasmus
VENTER Jaco

EF Education First

URÁN Rigoberto
CARTHY Hugh
CRADDOCK Lawson
DOCKER Mitchell
HIGUITA Sergio
MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
OWEN Logan
VAN GARDEREN Tejay

Team Katusha-Alpecin

NAVARRO Daniel
BATTAGLIN Enrico
CRAS Steff
FABBRO Matteo
KUZNETSOV Viacheslav
SMIT Willie
KOCHETKOV Pavel
GUERREIRO Ruben

Team Ineos

GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
POELS Wout
DOULL Owain
ELISSONDE Kenny
HENAO Sebastian
KIRYIENKA Vasil
PUCCIO Salvatore
STANNARD Ian

Team Sunweb

ARNDT Nikias
KELDERMAN Wilco
PEDERSEN Casper
POWER Robert
ROCHE Nicolas
STORER Michael
TUSVELD Martijn
WALSCHEID Max

Trek-Segafredo

REIJNEN Kiel
STETINA Peter
EG Niklas
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
MOSCA Jacopo
KIRSCH Alex
THEUNS Edward
DEGENKOLB John

UAE Team Emirates

ARU Fabio
CONTI Valerio
GAVIRIA Fernando
HENAO Sergio
MARCATO Marco
MOLANO Sebastian
POGAČAR Tadej
TROIA Oliviero

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

EDET Nicolas
HERRADA Jesús
MATÉ Luis Ángel
HANSEN Jesper
ATAPUMA Darwin
TOUZE Damien
HERRADA José
ROSSETTO Stéphane

Euskadi Basque Country-Murias

BAGÜES Aritz
BARCELÓ Fernando
BARTHE Cyril
BIZKARRA Mikel
ITURRIA Mikel
RODRÍGUEZ Óscar
SÁEZ Héctor
SAMITIER Sergio

Burgos-BH

MADRAZO Ángel
VILELA Ricardo
BICO Nuno
RUBIO Diego
EZQUERRA Jesús
CABEDO Óscar
CUBERO Jorge
BOL Jetse

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

CHERNETSKI Sergei
ABERASTURI Jon
ARANBURU Alex
GONÇALVES Domingos
LASTRA Jonathan
PARDILLA Sergio
RODRÍGUEZ Cristián
SERRANO Gonzalo