Vuelta a España 2022 start list: Ineos Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma, Bora-Hansgrohe all confirm lineups

Three-time winner Primož Roglič and recent Giro d'Italia victor Jai Hindley will start the 77th edition of the race

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The Vuelta a España 2022 begins on Friday 19 August, with 184 riders across 23 teams set to take to the start line for the 77th edition of the race, before concluding in the Spanish capital of Madrid, on Sunday 11 September.

So far, nine team have confirmed their lineups, with speculation around the remaining 14 building over will be starting the first stage in Utrecht, Netherlands. 

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) will start the Vuelta, with the aim of winning the Spanish Grand Tour for the fourth time in a row.

Previous champions Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) are all likely to join Roglič in starting the race, with Valverde appearing in his final Grand Tour before retiring at the end of the year.

A crop of new contenders for the Vuelta crown are set to be in attendance this year, though, principally Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) fresh from winning Giro d'Italia in May. He will be joined by Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) and Ineos Grenadiers pair Richard Carapaz and Pavel Sivakov in challenging for the red leader's jersey. 

Elsewhere, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) has recovered from his Liège–Bastogne–Liège crash in the spring, and will be at the Vuelta looking to find his form again. The Frenchman will likely target stage wins, as well as helping his teammate Evenepoel towards the GC.

The points classification is expected to be contested by riders such as Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco), Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers), Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Pascal Akermann (UAE Team Emirates), but without a stand out sprinter on the provisional start list, plenty of points and potential wins are up for grabs. 

As usual, the mountains classification is anyone's guess, while the young rider classification will likely see the winner of Evenepoel and Almeida top the standings. 

The provisional start list for the Vuelta a España 2022 is below, and will be updated as and when teams release their squads for the race. 

Vuelta a España 2022 start list

Bora-Hansgrohe

BENNETT Sam
KELDERMAN Wilco
MULLEN Ryan
FABBRO Matteo
HIGUITA Sergio
HINDLEY Jai
KOCH Jonas
VAN POPPEL Danny

Jumbo-Visma

DENNIS Rohan
KUSS Sepp
AFFINI Edoardo
ROGLIČ Primož
GESINK Robert
BOUWMAN Koen
TEUNISSEN Mike
HARPER Chris

Cofidis

FERNÁNDEZ Rubén
COQUARD Bryan
HERRADA José
HERRADA Jesús
VILLELLA Davide
ROCHAS Rémy
CHAMPION Thomas
CIMOLAI Davide

AG2R Citroën

PETERS Nans
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
GODON Dorian
VENDRAME Andrea
O'CONNOR Ben
PRODHOMME Nicolas
JUNGELS Bob
HÄNNINEN Jaakko

Lotto-Soudal

BEULLENS Cedric
CONCA Filippo
CRAS Steff
DE GENDT Thomas
DRIZNERS Jarrad
MAŁECKI Kamil
SWEENY Harry
VAN GILS Maxim

Israel-Premier Tech

IMPEY Daryl
HAGEN Carl Fredrik
GOLDSTEIN Omer
FROOME Chris
EINHORN Itamar
BEVIN Patrick
WOODS Michael
DE MARCHI Alessandro

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

TAARAMÄE Rein
VAN POPPEL Boy
THIJSSEN Gerben
MEINTJES Louis
POZZOVIVO Domenico
JOHANSEN Julius
HIRT Jan
BAKELANTS Jan

Ineos Grenadiers

PLAPP Luke
CARAPAZ Richard
VAN BAARLE Dylan
SIVAKOV Pavel
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
RODRÍGUEZ Carlos
HAYTER Ethan
TURNER Ben

Movistar 

MAS Enric
OLIVEIRA Nelson
MAS Lluís
VERONA Carlos
ROJAS José Joaquín
VALVERDE Alejandro
NORSGAARD Mathias
MÜHLBERGER Gregor

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl

MASNADA Fausto
DEVENYNS Dries
EVENEPOEL Remco
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
VAN WILDER Ilan
VERVAEKE Louis
CAVAGNA Rémi
SERRY Pieter

UAE Team Emirates

MCNULTY Brandon
POLANC Jan
ALMEIDA João
ACKERMANN Pascal
SOLER Marc
MOLANO Juan Sebastián
OLIVEIRA Ivo
AYUSO Juan

BikeExchange-Jayco

YATES Simon
GROVES Kaden
CRADDOCK Lawson
HAMILTON Lucas
O'BRIEN Kelland
HEPBURN Michael
SCOTSON Callum
DURBRIDGE Luke

Groupama-FDJ

STEWART Jake
SCOTSON Miles
REICHENBACH Sébastien
PINOT Thibaut
PACHER Quentin
MOLARD Rudy
LIENHARD Fabian
ARMIRAIL Bruno

Astana Qazaqstan

LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
TEJADA Harold
LUTSENKO Alexey
PRONSKIY Vadim
DE LA CRUZ David
BATTISTELLA Samuele
NIBALI Vincenzo
FEDOROV Yevgeniy

DSM

VANDENABEELE Henri
NIEUWENHUIS Joris
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
DONOVAN Mark
DEGENKOLB John
BRENNER Marco
ARNDT Nikias
ARENSMAN Thymen

Bahrain-Victorious

BILBAO Pello
LANDA Mikel
MÄDER Gino
ARASHIRO Yukiya
POELS Wout
HAIG Jack

Trek-Segafredo

CATALDO Dario
ELISSONDE Kenny
LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
TIBERI Antonio
BERNARD Julien
PEDERSEN Mads
KIRSCH Alex
HOOLE Dan

EF Education-EasyPost

CHAVES Esteban
URÁN Rigoberto
PADUN Mark
CARTHY Hugh

Alpecin-Deceuninck

VERMEERSCH Gianni
VINE Jay
MEURISSE Xandro
MERLIER Tim
STANNARD Robert
TAMINIAUX Lionel
RIESEBEEK Oscar
JANSSENS Jimmy

Arkéa Samsic

MCLAY Daniel
DELAPLACE Anthony
GESBERT Élie
GUERNALEC Thibault
GUGLIELMI Simon
QUINTANA Nairo
OWSIAN Łukasz
RUSSO Clément

Burgos-BH

PEÑALVER Manuel
NAVARRO Daniel
CABEDO Óscar
MADRAZO Ángel
DÍAZ José Manuel
OKAMIKA Ander
EZQUERRA Jesús
BOL Jetse

Equipo Kern Pharma

ADRIÀ Roger
BERRADE Urko
CARRETERO Héctor
GALVÁN Francisco
GARCÍA PIERNA Raúl
MIQUEL Pau
PARRA José Félix
ŘEPA Vojtěch

Euskaltel-Euskadi

CANAL Carlos
MATÉ Luis Ángel
AZPARREN Xabier Mikel
BOU Joan
MARTÍN Gotzon
BIZKARRA Mikel
ITURRIA Mikel
AZURMENDI Ibai

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