Vuelta a España 2020 start list: Froome, Roglič, Dumoulin, Vlasov and Pinot among strong line-up

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. The race also no longer goes into Portugal either.

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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.

Reigning champion, Primož Roglič (Jumbo -Visma), is expected to ride alongside team-mate, Tom Dumoulin, in a two-pronged attack on the GC along with Sepp Kuss also down to support the two former Grand Tour winners.

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.

Chris Froome (Ineos Grenadiers) is down to lead his team for the last time before he moves to Israel Start-Up Nation next season.

Alongside Froome, Ineos will be bringing Richard Carapaz as he will look for a good perfromance after his race calendar took a big shake up after riding the Tour de France instead of the Giro d’Italia.

Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) made a very early exit at the Giro d’Italia, but he has had time to recover and now has been sent to the Vuelta as sole leader for the Kazakh team.

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, Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation), Daniel Martínez (EF Pro Cycling), Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates).

Vuelta a España 2020 start list

Jumbo-Visma

ROGLIČ Primož
DUMOULIN Tom
HOFSTEDE Lennard
GESINK Robert
BENNETT George
KUSS Sepp
MARTENS Paul
VINGEGAARD Jonas

Lotto-Soudal

THIJSSEN Gerben
VAN MOER Brent
DEWULF Stan
MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
MERTZ Rémy
WELLENS Tim
GOOSSENS Kobe

Movistar Team

VALVERDE Alejandro
MAS Enric
ERVITI Imanol
ARCAS Jorge
ROJAS José Joaquín
OLIVEIRA Nelson
SOLER Marc
VERONA Carlos

Ag2r La Mondiale

GENIEZ Alexandre
FRANK Mathias
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
DOMONT Axel
JAUREGUI Quentin
GODON Dorian
PETERS Nans
TANFIELD Harry

Astana Pro Team

VLASOV Aleksandr
IZAGIRRE Ion
ARANBURU Alex
IZAGIRRE Gorka
FRAILE Omar
GRUZDEV Dmitriy
SÁNCHEZ Luis León
KUDUS Merhawi

Bahrain-McLaren

POELS Wout
WILLIAMS Steve
DAVIES Scott
WRIGHT Fred
BOLE Grega
BUITRAGO Santiago
INKELAAR Kevin
MOHORIČ Matej

Bora-Hansgrohe

ACKERMANN Pascal
SELIG Rüdiger
SCHWARZMANN Michael
SCHILLINGER Andreas
GROßSCHARTNER Felix
SCHELLING Ide
LAAS Martin
MCCARTHY Jay

CCC Team

GESCHKE Simon
ZIMMERMANN Georg
VENTOSO Francisco José
MARECZKO Jakub
PALUTA Michał
WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
BARTA William
HIRT Jan

Deceuninck – Quick-Step

BENNETT Sam
CATTANEO Mattia
ŠTYBAR Zdenek
MØRKØV Michael
BAGIOLI Andrea
CAVAGNA Rémi
STEIMLE Jannik
GARRISON Ian

Groupama-FDJ

PINOT Thibaut
GAUDU David
ROUX Anthony
ARMIRAIL Bruno
LE GAC Olivier
DELAGE Mickaël
SEIGLE Romain
LADAGNOUS Matthieu

Mitchelton-Scott

NIEVE Mikel
CHÁVES Esteban
GRMAY Tsgabu
EDMONSON Alexander
SCHULTZ Nicholas
STANNARD Robert
SCOTSON Callum
SMITH Dion

NTT Pro Cycling

BARBERO Carlos
VALGREN Michael
DE BOD Stefan
DLAMINI Nicholas
DYBALL Benjamin
MÄDER Gino
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinhardt
GASPAROTTO Enrico

EF Pro Cycling

CARTHY Hugh
MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
VAN GARDEREN Tejay
WOODS Michael
CORT Magnus
OWEN Logan
DOCKER Mitchell
VAN DEN BERG Julius

Israel Start-Up Nation

MARTIN Dan
SUTHERLAND Rory
GOLDSTEIN Omer
PICCOLI James
HOLLENSTEIN Reto
RÄIM Mihkel
RENARD Alexis
BADILATTI Matteo

Ineos Grenadiers

FROOME Chris
CARAPAZ Richard
WURF Cameron
AMADOR Andrey
SOSA Iván
GOLAS Michał
VAN BAARLE Dylan
RIVERA Brandon

Team Sunweb

KANTER Max
SÜTTERLIN Jasha
POWER Robert
STORER Michael
ARENSMAN Thymen
SALMON Martin
DONOVAN Mark
VAN WILDER Ilan

Trek-Segafredo

LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
RIES Michel
EG Niklas
ELISSONDE Kenny
MOSCHETTI Matteo
KAMP Alexander
DE KORT Koen
LIEPINŠ Emils

UAE Team Emirates

COSTA Rui
FORMOLO Davide
PHILIPSEN Jasper
OLIVEIRA Ivo
DE LA CRUZ David
OLIVEIRA Rui
HENAO Sergio Luis
RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

MARTIN Guillaume
HERRADA José
BARCELO Fernando
BERHANE Natnael
LAFAY Victor
MATE Luis Ángel
MORIN Emmanuel
PERICHON Pierre-Luc

Burgos-BH

MADRAZO Ángel
BOL Jetse
SMIT Willie
OSORIO Juan Felipe
MOLENAAR Alexander
CABEDO Óscar
VILELA Ricardo
EZQUERRA Jesús

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

ABERASTURI Jon
LASTRA Jonathan
AMEZQUETA Julen
SÁEZ Héctor
BAGÜES Aritz
CEPEDA Jefferson Alveiro
GARCÍA Jhojan Orlando
SERRANO Gonzalo

Total Direct Energie

MANZIN Lorrenzo
LIGTHART Pim
TERPSTRA Niki
HIVERT Jonathan
SICARD Romain
SIMON Julien
FERRON Valentin
OURSELIN Paul