Giro d'Italia 2022 start list: Mathieu van der Poel, Mark Cavendish and Richard Carapaz all set to line up at the Italian Grand Tour

The squads of all 22 teams starting in Hungary in the battle for the Maglia Rosa, with numbers

Stage 19 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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The 2022 Giro d'Italia gets underway on Friday 6 May in Budapest, Hungary, with the three-week stage race finishing on Sunday 29 May in Verona. 

Ineos Grenadiers' Egan Bernal won't be defending his title in Italy as he recovers from a serious training crash, meaning Richard Carapaz will lead the British outfit, with riders such as Richie Porte and Jhonatan Narváez in support. 

Elsewhere, João Almeida will be leading a strong UAE Team Emirates squad, which includes help from the likes of Diego Ulissi, Rui Costa and Davide Formolo. Fernando Gaviria will scrap for the sprint stages across the duration of the Giro, too. 

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) is targeting a top-three finish again this year, while 2013 and 2016 Giro winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) returns to his home race in search of a fifth Grand Tour victory. Romain Bardet (Team DSM), fresh from his Tour of the Alps win, also lines up confident of challenging at the front of the pack.

Sprinters hoping to shine on the flat stages includes Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), the Manxman hopeful of adding even more stage victories to his already considerable palmarès. He will face stiff competition for the ciclamino jersey from Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), though.

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) is making his Giro d'Italia debut this year, and is aiming to finish the full three weeks, following his eight-stage showing at the Tour de France in 2021. The Dutchman has the opportunity to wear the pink jersey in the opening days too, with the first stage thought to suit his abilities.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) will be competing in the penultimate Grand Tour of his career.

Here's the complete roster with squad numbers too!

Giro d'Italia 2022 start list

INEOS Grenadiers

1 CARAPAZ Richard
2 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
3 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan
4 PORTE Richie
5 PUCCIO Salvatore
6 SIVAKOV Pavel
7 SWIFT Ben
8 TULETT Ben

AG2R Citroën Team

11 VENDRAME Andrea
12 CALMEJANE Lilian
13 CHEREL Mikaël
14 GALL Felix
15 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
16 NAESEN Lawrence
17 PETERS Nans
18 PRODHOMME Nicolas

Alpecin-Fenix 

21 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
22 BAYER Tobias
23 DE BONDT Dries
24 KRIEGER Alexander
25 LEYSEN Senne
26 MARECZKO Jakub
27 OLDANI Stefano
28 RIESEBEEK Oscar

Astana Qazaqstan Team

31 NIBALI Vincenzo
32 CONTI Valerio
33 DE LA CRUZ David
34 DOMBROWSKI Joe
35 FELLINE Fabio
36 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
37 PRONSKIY Vadim
38 TEJADA Harold

Bahrain-Victorious

41 LANDA Mikel
42 BAUHAUS Phil
43 BILBAO Pello
44 BUITRAGO Santiago
45 NOVAK Domen
46 POELS Wout
47 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
48 TRATNIK Jan

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè

51 ZANA Filippo
52 COVILI Luca
53 FIORELLI Filippo
54 GABBURO Davide
55 MODOLO Sacha
56 RASTELLI Luca
57 TONELLI Alessandro
58 ZOCCARATO Samuele

BORA-Hansgrohe

61 KELDERMAN Wilco
62 ALEOTTI Giovanni
63 BENEDETTI Cesare
64 BUCHMANN Emanuel
65 GAMPER Patrick
66 HINDLEY Jai
67 KÄMNA Lennard
68 ZWIEHOFF Ben

Cofidis

71 MARTIN Guillaume
72 CIMOLAI Davide
73 CONSONNI Simone
74 KREDER Wesley
75 PEREZ Anthony
76 PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc
77 ROCHAS Rémy
78 VILLELLA Davide

Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli 

81 TESFATSION Natnael
82 BAIS Mattia
83 CEPEDA Jefferson Alexander
84 PONOMAR Andrii
85 RAVANELLI Simone
86 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo
87 TAGLIANI Filippo
88 ZARDINI Edoardo

EF Education-EasyPost 

91 CARTHY Hugh
92 CAICEDO Jonathan
93 CAMARGO Diego Andrés
94 CARR Simon
95 CORT Magnus
96 DOULL Owain
97 KUDUS Merhawi
98 VAN DEN BERG Julius

EOLO-Kometa

101 FORTUNATO Lorenzo
102 ALBANESE Vincenzo
103 BAIS Davide
104 FETTER Erik
105 GAVAZZI Francesco
106 MAESTRI Mirco
107 RIVI Samuele
108 ROSA Diego

Groupama-FDJ *

111 DÉMARE Arnaud
112 DAVY Clément
113 GUARNIERI Jacopo
114 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
115 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
116 SCOTSON Miles
117 SINKELDAM Ramon
118 VALTER Attila

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 

121 GIRMAY Biniam
122 DE GENDT Aimé
123 HIRT Jan
124 PEÁK Barnabás
125 POZZOVIVO Domenico
126 ROTA Lorenzo
127 TAARAMÄE Rein
128 VLIEGEN Loïc

Israel-Premier Team

131 NIZZOLO Giacomo
132 BIERMANS Jenthe
133 BRÄNDLE Matthias
134 CATAFORD Alexander
135 DE MARCHI Alessandro
136 DOWSETT Alex
137 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
138 ZABEL Rick

Jumbo-Visma

141 DUMOULIN Tom
142 AFFINI Edoardo
143 BOUWMAN Koen
144 EENKHOORN Pascal
145 FOSS Tobias
146 LEEMREIZE Gijs
147 OOMEN Sam
148 VAN EMDEN Jos

Lotto Soudal 

151 EWAN Caleb
152 DE GENDT Thomas
153 HOLMES Matthew
154 KLUGE Roger
155 MONIQUET Sylvain
156 SCHWARZMANN Michael
157 SELIG Rüdiger
158 VANHOUCKE Harm

Movistar Team

161 VALVERDE Alejandro
162 ARCAS Jorge
163 BARTA Will
164 LAZKANO Oier
165 PEDRERO Antonio
166 ROJAS José Joaquín
167 SAMITIER Sergio
168 SOSA Iván Ramiro

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

171 CAVENDISH Mark
172 BALLERINI Davide
173 KNOX James
174 MØRKØV Michael
175 SCHMID Mauro
176 SERRY Pieter
177 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
178 VANSEVENANT Mauri

Team BikeExchange-Jayco

181 YATES Simon
182 CRADDOCK Lawson
183 HAMILTON Lucas
184 HEPBURN Michael
185 HOWSON Damien
186 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
187 SCOTSON Callum
188 SOBRERO Matteo

Team DSM

191 BARDET Romain
192 ARENSMAN Thymen
193 BOL Cees
194 COMBAUD Romain
195 DAINESE Alberto
196 DENZ Nico
197 HAMILTON Chris
198 TUSVELD Martijn

Trek-Segafredo

201 CICCONE Giulio
202 CATALDO Dario
203 SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
204 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
205 MOLLEMA Bauke
206 MOSCA Jacopo
207 THEUNS Edward
208 VERGAERDE Otto

UAE Team Emirates

211 ALMEIDA João
212 OLIVEIRA Rui
213 COSTA Rui
214 COVI Alessandro
215 FORMOLO Davide
216 GAVIRIA Fernando
217 RICHEZE Maximiliano
218 ULISSI Diego

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