Complete Giro d'Italia 2023 start list: Who is still in the Grand Tour three days in?

There has not been one abandonment so far in this year's Giro, here's the complete start list

EF Education-EasyPost Giro 2023
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EF Education-EasyPost were the last team to confirm its lineup for the Giro d'Italia, sending a mix of general classification riders and stage hunters in its change kit to the Corsa Rosa.

Hugh Carthy and Rigoberto Urán will lead the team in terms of an overall challenge, but there are options throughout the squad, with Grand Tour stage winning experience in Alberto Bettiol, Jonathan Caicedo and Magnus Cort. Meanwhile, Ben Healy will join the squad off the back of the biggest breakthrough spring in the peloton, where he finished second at the Amstel Gold Race and fourth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Primož Roglič was confirmed on the start list for the Giro d'Italia, but his Jumbo-Visma team has been hit hard by Covid, with Tobias Foss and Robert Gesink joining Wilco Kelderman on the sidelines. Add Jan Tratnik being involved in a training crash a day before the Giro, and it was a troubled run-up to the race for Jumbo.

Roglič was always going to ride the Giro, illness and injury permitting, and is one of two favourites, alongside Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step), but his team has undoubtedly been weakened with the loss of key domestiques.

Foss and Gesink left the Tour de Romandie ahead of stage 4, with Jumbo saying that “woke up with minor health problems and decided to leave the stage race with an eye on the Giro d'Italia”. 

However, there was no recovery in time for the start of the Corsa Rosa, with Covid meaning both are out. On Tuesday night, the team tweeted: "Unfortunately, covid strikes again. Besides Wilco Kelderman, also Tobias Foss and Robert Gesink will be replaced in the Giro d’Italia. Jos van Emden and Rohan Dennis are their substitutes."

Kelderman was forced out of the team due to a crash at Tirreno-Adriatico in March. Gesink might be a key loss for Roglič, with the Dutchman helping the Slovenian to all three of his Vuelta a España victories.

There have been numerous Covid cases in the peloton in recent months, with Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone the highest-profile casualty.

Evenepoel, the other favourite for the Giro alongside Roglič, takes the number one dossard in the absence of all of last year's top five, riding for Soudal Quick-Step.

Supporting the Vuelta a España champion will be a few of the same riders that helped him to the red jersey last summer: Louis Vervaeke, Ilan Van Wilder and Pieter Serry. They are joined by Czech rider Jan Hirt, who finished sixth at the Giro last year.

UAE Team Emirates, Jayco AlUla and Trek-Segafredo all confirmed their squads for the Giro the Tuesday before the race, with the three going for different targets. UAE has João Almeida, Brandon McNulty and Jay Vine as general classification options, while also picking Pascal Ackermann for sprints. Jayco AlUla is headed up by Michael Matthews, who will hope to deliver on punchy days, alongside climbers like Eddie Dunbar and Alessandro De Marchi.

Meanwhile, Trek are led by Mads Pedersen, who is a solid bet for the points jersey, while Bauke Mollema will hope to complete his set of Grand Tour stage wins. 

Mark Cavendish is riding his seventh Giro, with the British champion part of Astana Qazaqstan's eight-man squad for the Italian Grand Tour.

The Manxman has won a stage at every Giro he has ridden in the past - winning 16 times in total - so Astana will be hoping that he can deliver again on the biggest stage. However, the Kazakh team did not appear to be taking a leadout train for Cavendish, so he will be forced to freelance on the sprint days.

He is yet to win a race in 2023 for his new team, but there will be opportunities for the fast men at the Giro. Astana are also taking Joe Dombrowski and Gianni Moscon.

Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart are the headliners of Ineos Grenadiers' Giro team, who went in with a multi-pronged general classification attack. The two former-Grand Tour winners (the 2018 Tour de France for Thomas, the 2020 Giro for Geoghegan Hart) are joined by Pavel Sivakov and Thymen Arensman, both of whom could be top-10 contenders too.

Filippo Ganna, the two-time world time trial champion, is present for the three individual time trials on the menu.

Another big team to confirm their lineup was Bora-Hansgrohe, who will be led by Aleksandr Vlasov, who finished fifth at last year's Tour de France. He's backed by Lennard Kämna, stage winner last year, and Bob Jungels.

Bahrain-Victorious are led by Damiano Caruso (second in 2021), Santiago Buitrago (stage winner last year), and Jack Haig (third at the 2021 Vuelta a España), in an intriguing team.

Eight men are allowed in each squad, with a mix of climbers, sprinters, general classification hopefuls and domestiques. Plus, with three time trials, there are rouleurs a plenty.

The other British riders who will be at the Corsa Rosa are Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost), Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ), Ben Swift (Ineos Grenadiers), Charlie Quarterman (Corratec) and Stephen Williams (Israel-Premier Tech). There are 53 Italians on the start list.

Here are the confirmed start lists for the 2023 Giro ahead of stage four.

Giro d'Italia 2023 start list

Soudal Quick-Step

1 EVENEPOEL Remco (Bel)
2  BALLERINI Davide (Ita)
3  CATTANEO Mattia (Ita)
4  ČERNÝ Josef (Cze)
5  HIRT Jan (Cze)
6  SERRY Pieter (Bel)
7  VAN WILDER Ilan (Bel)
8  VERVAEKE Louis (Bel)

AG2R Citroën

11  PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien (Fra)
12  BAUDIN Alex (Fra)
13  CHEREL Mikaël (Fra)
14  LAPEIRA Paul (Fra)
15  PARET-PEINTRE Valentin (Fra)
16  PRODHOMME Nicolas (Fra)
17  VENDRAME Andrea (Ita)
18  WARBASSE Larry (USA)

Alpecin-Deceuninck

21  OLDANI Stefano (Ita)
22  CONCI Nicola (Ita)
23  GROVES Kaden (Aus)
24  KRIEGER Alexander (Deu)
25  LEYSEN Senne (Bel)
26  RIESEBEEK Oscar (Ned)
27  SBARAGLI Kristian (Ita)
28  SINKELDAM Ramon (Ned)

Astana Qazaqstan

31  CAVENDISH Mark (GBr)
32  BATTISTELLA Samuele (Ita)
33  DOMBROWSKI Joe (USA)
34  MOSCON Gianni (Ita)
35  PRONSKIY Vadim (Kaz)
36  SÁNCHEZ Luis León (Esp)
37  SCARONI Christian (Ita)
38  VELASCO Simone (Ita)

Bahrain-Victorious

41  HAIG Jack (Aus)
42  ARASHIRO Yukiya (Jap)
43  BUITRAGO Santiago (Col)
44  CARUSO Damiano (Ita)
45  MILAN Jonathan (Ita)
46  PASQUALON Andrea (Ita)
47  SÜTTERLIN Jasha (Deu)
48  ZAMBANINI Edoardo (Ita)

Bora-Hansgrohe

51  VLASOV Aleksandr (Rus)
52  ALEOTTI Giovanni (Ita)
53  BENEDETTI Cesare (Pol)
54  DENZ Nico (Deu)
55  JUNGELS Bob (Lux)
56  KÄMNA Lennard (Deu)
57  KONRAD Patrick (Aut)
58  PALZER Anton (Deu)

Cofidis 

61  CONSONNI Simone (Ita)
62  BIDARD François (Fra)
63  CHAMPION Thomas (Fra)
64  CIMOLAI Davide (Ita)
65  DELETTRE Alexandre (Fra)
66  LASTRA Jonathan (Esp)
67  ROCHAS Rémy (Fra)
68  TOUMIRE Hugo (Fra)

EF Education-EasyPost 

71 URÁN Rigoberto (Col)
72 CAICEDO Jonathan (Ecu)
73 CARTHY Hugh (GBr)
74 CEPEDA Jefferson Alexander (Ecu)
75 DE BOD Stefan (RSA)
76 HEALY Ben (Irl)
77 BETTIOL Alberto (Ita)
78 CORT Magnus (Den)

EOLO-Kometa

81  ALBANESE Vincenzo (Ita)
82  BAIS Davide (Ita)
83  BAIS Mattia (Ita)
84  FETTER Erik (Hun)
85  FORTUNATO Lorenzo (Ita)
86  GAVAZZI Francesco (Ita)
87  MAESTRI Mirco (Ita)
88  SEVILLA Diego Pablo (Esp)

Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè

91  FIORELLI Filippo (Ita)
92  COVILI Luca (Ita)
93  GABBURO Davide (Ita)
94  MAGLI Filippo (Ita)
95  MARCELLUSI Martin (Ita)
96  MULUBRHAN Henok (Eri)
97  TONELLI Alessandro (Ita)
98  ZOCCARATO Samuele (Ita)

Groupama-FDJ

101  PINOT Thibaut (Fra)
102  ARMIRAIL Bruno (Fra)
103  KONOVALOVAS Ignatas (Lit)
104  KÜNG Stefan (Sui)
105  LIENHARD Fabian (Sui)
106  MOLARD Rudy (Fra)
107  STEWART Jake (GBr)
108  VAN DEN BERG Lars (Ned)

Ineos Grenadiers

111  GEOGHEGAN HART Tao (GBr)
112  ARENSMAN Thymen (Ned)
113  DE PLUS Laurens (Bel)
114  GANNA Filippo (Ita)
115  PUCCIO Salvatore (Ita)
116  SIVAKOV Pavel (Fra)
117  SWIFT Ben (GBr)
118  THOMAS Geraint (GBr)

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty

121 ROTA Lorenzo (Ita)
122 BONIFAZIO Niccolò (Ita)
123 BYSTRØM Sven Erik (Nor)
124 HUYS Laurens (Bel)
125 MARIT Arne (Bel)
126 PETILLI Simone (Ita)
127 REX Laurenz (Bel)
128 TAARAMÄE Rein (Est)

Israel-Premier Tech

131  POZZOVIVO Domenico (Ita)
132  BERWICK Sebastian (Aus)
133  CLARKE Simon (Aus)
134  FRIGO Marco (Ita)
135  GEE Derek (Can)
136  RICCITELLO Matthew (USA)
137  WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads (Den)
138  WILLIAMS Stephen (GBr)

Jumbo-Visma

141  ROGLIČ Primož (Slo)
142  AFFINI Edoardo (Ita)
143  BOUWMAN Koen (Ned)
144  DENNIS Rohan (Aus)
145  HESSMANN Michel (Deu)
146  KUSS Sepp (USA)
147 GLOAG Thomas (GBr)
148  TRATNIK Jan (Slo)

Movistar

151  GAVIRIA Fernando (Col)
152  BARTA Will (USA)
153  KANTER Max (Deu)
154  RODRÍGUEZ Óscar (Esp)
155  ROJAS José Joaquín (Esp)
156  RUBIO Einer Augusto (Col)
157  TORRES Albert (Esp)
158  VERONA Carlos (Esp)

Arkéa Samsic

161  BARGUIL Warren (Fra)
162  BOUET Maxime (Fra)
163  DEKKER David (Ned)
164  GUERNALEC Thibault (Fra)
165  RIES Michel (Lux)
166  RIOU Alan (Fra)
167  RUSSO Clément (Fra)
168  VERRE Alessandro (Ita)

Corratec

171  CONTI Valerio (Ita)
172  DALLA VALLE Nicolas (Ita)
173  GANDIN Stefano (Ita)
174  IACCHI Alessandro (Ita)
175  KONYCHEV Alexander (Ita)
176  QUARTERMAN Charlie (GBr)
177  STOJNIĆ Veljko (Ser)
178  VACEK Karel (Cze)

DSM

181  LEKNESSUND Andreas (Nor)
182  DAINESE Alberto (Ita)
183  HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby (Nor)
184  MÄRKL Niklas (Deu)
185  MAYRHOFER Marius (Deu)
186  STORK Florian (Deu)
187  TUSVELD Martijn (Ned)  
188  VANHOUCKE Harm (Bel)

Jayco-AlUla

191  MATTHEWS Michael (Aus)
192  DE MARCHI Alessandro (Ita)
193  DUNBAR Eddie (Irl)
194  HEPBURN Michael (Aus)
195  PÖSTLBERGER Lukas (Aut)
196  SCOTSON Callum (Aus)
197  STEWART Campbell (NZl)
198  ZANA Filippo (Ita)

Trek-Segafredo

201 PEDERSEN Mads (Den)
202 GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel (Eri)
203 HOOLE Daan (Ned)
204 KIRSCH Alex (Lux)
205 MOLLEMA Bauke (Ned)
206 SKUJIŅŠ Toms (Lat)
207 TESFATSION Natnael (Eri)
208 VERGAERDE Otto (Bel)

UAE Team Emirates

211  ALMEIDA João (Por)
212  ACKERMANN Pascal (Deu)
213  COVI Alessandro (Ita)
214  FORMOLO Davide (Ita)
215  GIBBONS Ryan (RSA)
216  MCNULTY Brandon (USA)
217  ULISSI Diego (Ita)
218  VINE Jay (Aus)

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