Vuelta a España 2020 start list

Start list for the 75th edition of the Vuelta a España

The shortened 2020 Vuelta a España starts on October 20 and ends on November 8, with the 75th edition of the race beginning in Irun and finishing in the capital city of Madrid.

Riders will tackle 18 stages as the Grand Tour is shortened so it can fit in the new, rejigged, calendar which means the grand depart in Utrecht will be happening at another point.

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This year’s race, as usual, is a very lumpy one and may only attract a small hand full of sprinters, as they will only, realistically, have a chance at going for four stages with even stage one being finishing up the famous Basque climb or Arrate above Eibar and just one time trial.

The race will take in seven summit finishes including famous mountains such as the Tourmalet, Angliru and Covatilla.

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As usual, the 19 WorldTour teams receive an automatic invite to the race, with eight riders each. Three wildcard teams are also chose by the organiser. This year, Spanish Pro Continental teams Burgos-BH and Caja Rural all receive a call up, along with French team Total-Direct Energie.

Some teams have already announced full squads for the race, whereas others have just announced one or two.

With no confirmation of reigning champion, Primož Roglič (Jumbo -Visma), notable names are Groupama – FDJ’s French stars, Thibaut Pinot and David Gaudu who may be looking at a two-pronged attack on the GC.

Enric Mas is set to lead Movistar with support from current Spanish champion, Alejandro Valverde, who will be looking for another top ten.

Other big names on the current list include, Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo – Visma), Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe), Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo), Vincenzo Nibali (Trek – Segafredo), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto – Soudal) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates).

Vuelta a España 2020 start list

Lotto-Soudal

ARMÉE Sander
DE GENDT Thomas
DE WULF Stan
MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
MERTZ Rémy
VANHOUCKE Harm

Movistar Team

VALVERDE Alejandro
MAS Enric
RUBIO Einer Augusto
ERVITI Imanol

Team Jumbo-Visma

KRUIJSWIJK Steven
GESINK Robert
TOLHOEK Antwan

Ag2r La Mondiale

GENIEZ Alexandre

Astana Pro Team

IZAGIRRE Ion

Bahrain-McLaren

 

Bora-Hansgrohe

ACKERMANN Pascal
SELIG Rüdiger
SCHWARZMANN Michael
SCHILLINGER Andreas
GROßSCHARTNER Felix

CCC Team

ZAKARIN Ilnur

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

 

Groupama-FDJ

PINOT Thibaut
GAUDU David

Mitchelton-Scott

 

NTT Pro Cycling

BARBERO Carlos

EF Education First

 

Israel Start-Up Nation

HERMANS Ben

Team Ineos

 

Team Sunweb

STORK Florian
DAINESE Alberto
POWER Robert
ROCHE Nicolas
STORER Michael
GALL Felix
ARENSMAN Thyman
SALMON Martin
KRAGH ANDERSEN Asbjørn
HAGA Chad
DONOVAN Mark
VAN WILDER Ilan

Trek-Segafredo

MOLLEMA Bauke
NIBALI Vincenzo
RIES Michel

UAE Team Emirates

COSTA Rui
FORMOLO Davide
PHILIPSEN Jasper
ARU Fabio
DE LA CRUZ David

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

MARTIN Guillaume
HERRADA Jesús

Burgos-BH

 

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA