Giro d’Italia 2021’s Team Bikes and Riders Start list

This post is dedicated to the Giro d’Italia 2021’s Team Bikes and Riders Start list. It is an ongoing project started and I will try to keep this page updated as time goes.

The 2021 Giro d’Italia edition starts May 8th with an Individual Time Trial (ITT) and ends on May 30th in Milano with another ITT.

As they say in finance, past performances doesn’t guarantee future results. Each edition of the Giro is unpredictable and I feel it is even more prevalent since 2020.

I will try to keep my introduction of the Giro d’Italia 2021 as brief as possible as there is plenty of information already and I prefer to dedicate my time (and yours) to the bikes specifications.

I think the Giro D’Italia is the most difficult and animated of the three Grand Tours. The riders are more engaged than on the Tour de France in my opinion.

The 2021 Giro d’Italia is 3450.40kms, that is 47.50kms shorter than the 2020 edition. Writing in depth about each stage of the races is exciting but I have dedicated my valuable time to my main topic, which is the rider’s bike. Nerd alert!

The Giro official homepage has the detailed stages as linked here: https://www.giroditalia.it/en/the-route/

Twenty three teams of eight riders are engaged, this represent 184 riders and their unique riding style. That’s 184 unique bikes to review.

16 teams are racing on Shimano, 4 are on Campagnolo and 3 on SRAM groupset. 22 Teams are racing on Disc brakes type road bikes.

Only the Team Ineos Grenadier is racing the Giro d’Italia 2021 entirely on rim brakes set up. Some riders of the Team UAE Emirates are also racing on rim brakes, Joe DOMBROWSKI notably.

Giro d’Italia 2021’s Riders Start list and Bikes

INEOS Grenadiers (IGD)

The England based team Ineos – Grenadier is racing on the Pinarello Dogma F12 and F12 lightweight version, TT stages are raced on the Pinarello “Bolide” TT bike. This is the last team to be racing on rim brakes among the UCI Pro Tour. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed groupset. Wheels are Shimano officially and Lightweight, Princetown Carbonworks non officially. Tyres are from Continental. Saddles are provided by Fizik. Components are from Pinarello under the name of MOST. GPS are from Garmin and Turbo trainer from Wahoo.

1 BERNAL Egan
2 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
3 GANNA Filippo
4 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
5 MOSCON Gianni
6 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan
7 PUCCIO Salvatore
8 SIVAKOV Pavel

Directeurs Sportifs: TOSATTO Matteo, CIONI Dario David

AG2R Citroën Team (ACT)

The French team AG2R Citroen is racing on BMC Teammachine SLR01 for road stages and BMC Warp TT equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed, disc brakes. Wheels are also provided Campagnolo fitted with Pirelli tyres. Power meters are from Campagnolo too.

11 GALLOPIN Tony
12 BIDARD François
13 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
14 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
15 GOUGEARD Alexis
16 NAESEN Lawrence
17 VENDRAME Andrea
18 WARBASSE Larry

Directeurs Sportifs: GOUBERT Amand, KASPUTIS Artūras

Alpecin-Fenix (AFC)

The Belgian team Alpecin – Fenix is racing on the Canyon Aeroad CFR and the Canyon Speedmax TT. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc including the Shimao Power meter. Components are from Canyon. Saddles are from Selle Italia. Pedals are the Shimano Dura Ace. Shimano also provides the wheels and Vittoria the tubular tyres. GPS units are provided by Wahoo. Bidons and bottle cages are from Elite.

21 MERLIER Tim
22 DE BONDT Dries
23 JANSSENS Jimmy
24 KRIEGER Alexander
25 LEYSEN Senne
26 RIESEBEEK Oscar
27 VERMEERSCH Gianni
28 VERVAEKE Louis

Directeurs Sportifs: LEYSEN Bart, CORNELISSE Miche

Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec (ANS)

The Continental Italian team Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec is racing the Giro d’Italia 2021 on Bottechia Emme 4 Squadra. The team is one of the oldest among the peloton, it’s been racing for 25 years already. The Bottechia bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed disc group set. Wheels are the Miche mounted with Vittoria tubulars. Power meters are from Stages Power. Components are from Deda and pedals are the Look Keo 2 Max. Saddles are provided by Selle Italia. GPS are from Bryton

31 CEPEDA Jefferson Alexander
32 PELLAUD Simon
33 PONOMAR Andrii
34 RAVANELLI Simone
35 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo
36 TAGLIANI Filippo
37 TESFATSION Natnael
38 VENCHIARUTTI Nicola

Directeurs Sportifs: ELLENA Giovanni, SPEZIALETTI Alessandro

Astana – Premier Tech (APT)

The Kazak team is racing on Wilier Filante SLR equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed group set. Disc brakes and Corima wheels rolling on Vittoria tyres and tubulars. CeramicSpeed to ensure efficient power transmission. Prologo saddle and bar tape. Look pedals.

41 VLASOV Aleksandr
42 BATTISTELLA Samuele
43 FELLINE Fabio
44 IZAGIRRE Gorka
45 PRONSKIY Vadim
46 SÁNCHEZ Luis León
47 SOBRERO Matteo
48 TEJADA Harold

Directeurs Sportifs: MARTINELLI Giuseppe, CENGHIALTA Bruno

Bahrain – Victorious (TBV)

The Bahrain – Victorious team is racing on Merida frames equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc groupset. Vision wheels fitted with Continental tyres and tubulars. FSA components

51 LANDA Mikel
52 ARASHIRO Yukiya
53 BILBAO Pello
54 CARUSO Damiano
55 MÄDER Gino
56 MOHORIČ Matej
57 TRATNIK Jan
58 VALLS Rafael

Directeurs Sportifs: ŠTANGELJ Gorazd, VOLPI Alberto

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè (BCF)

The Italian team Bardiani – CSF – Faizane races the 2021 season on the lightweight Cipollini Dolomia. The bikes are set with Sram Red eTap AXS 12 speed disc group set. Power meters are the Quarg system. Wheels and components are provided by Deda Elementi. Tubular tyres are from Pirelli. The pedals are the Look Keo Carbon Ti. Selle SMP are the selected saddles of the team. Elite provides the bottles and bottle cages.

61 VISCONTI Giovanni
62 BATTAGLIN Enrico
63 CARBONI Giovanni
64 FIORELLI Filippo
65 GABBURO Davide
66 MARENGO Umberto
67 ZANA Filippo
68 ZOCCARATO Samuele

Directeurs Sportifs: REVERBERI Roberto, ROSSATO Mirko

BORA – hansgrohe (BOH)

The German team Bora hanshrohe is racing on the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7. The bike is equipped with Shimano Di2 Dura Ace disc group set. The wheels are Roval fitted with Specialized tyres. All the components are from Specialized. Speedmeter / GPS are provided by Wahoo.

71 SAGAN Peter
72 ALEOTTI Giovanni
73 BENEDETTI Cesare
74 BODNAR Maciej
75 BUCHMANN Emanuel
76 FABBRO Matteo
77 GROßSCHARTNER Felix
78 OSS Daniel

Directeurs Sportifs: VALACH Ján, PÖMER Christian

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (COF)

The French team Cofidis is racing aboard De Rosa frames equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed disc groupset. Wheels are from Fulcrum and fitted with Michelin tyres. SRM provides the power meters and speed meters.

81 VIVIANI Elia
82 BERHANE Natnael
83 CONSONNI Simone
84 EDET Nicolas
85 LAFAY Victor
86 ROCHAS Rémy
87 SABATINI Fabio
88 VIVIANI Attilio

Directeurs Sportifs: DAMIANI Roberto, JONROND Jean-luc

Deceuninck – Quick Step (DQT)

The Belgian team Deceuninck – Quickstep is racing on the Specialized Tarmac SL7 equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed disc groupset. The wheels are Roval fitted with Specialized tyres. All the components are from Specialized except for the bottle cages whom are from Tacx. Speed meters are provided by Wahoo.

91 EVENEPOEL Remco
92 ALMEIDA João
93 CAVAGNA Rémi
94 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich
95 KEISSE Iljo
96 KNOX James
97 MASNADA Fausto
98 SERRY Pieter

Directeurs Sportifs: BRAMATI Davide, VAN BONDT Geert

EF Education – Nippo (EFN)

The American team EF Education – Nippo is racing on Cannondale frames since 2014. The team races the 2021 Giro d’Italia on the Cannondale SystemSix and SuperSix frames. The group set are the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc type. Wheels are the Vision fitted with Vittoria tyres. FSA and Vision provides components. Saddles and bar tape are from Prologo. Pedals from Speedplay and power meters from Power2Max. Garmin provide the GPS system. bottle cages and bottles are supplied by Tacx.

101 CARTHY Hugh
102 CAICEDO Jonathan Klever
103 CARR Simon
104 GUERREIRO Ruben
105 KEUKELEIRE Jens
106 VAN DEN BERG Julius
107 BETTIOL Alberto
109 VAN GARDEREN Tejay

Directeurs Sportifs: SOUTHAM Tom, BRESCHEL Matti

EOLO-Kometa (EOK)

The team Eolo – Kometa is sponsored by Alberto Contador and races on the Aurum bikes. A brand created by Alberto Contador and Yvan Basso. The brand has only one model: the Aurum Magma. Therefore the team races the TT stages on another brand. The Aurum Magma are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc group set. Crankset are the Rotor 2inPower. Pedals are the Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic. The wheels and components are from Enve. Tubular tyres are from Vittoria. Saddles and bar tape are from Prologo. bottle cages are Aurum branded. GPS units are from Garmin.

111 BELLETTI Manuel
112 ALBANESE Vincenzo
113 CHRISTIAN Mark
114 DINA Márton
115 FORTUNATO Lorenzo
116 GAVAZZI Francesco
117 RAVASI Edward
118 RIVI Samuele

Directeurs Sportifs: ZANATTA Stefano, YATES Sean

Groupama – FDJ (GFC)

The French team Groupama – FDJ is racing on Lapierre since 2002. That’s the longest period of a team racing with the same bike brand among the UCI Pro Tour. The bikes used on the Giro d’Italia 2021 are the Lapierre Aircode DRS for Sprint and flat stages and Xelius SL for mountainous stages. Time Trials are raced on the Lapierre Aerostorm TT bike. As for the bikes, the team rely on Shimano Dura Ace since 2002. The wheels are Shimano and they are fitted on Continental tyres. The saddles and bar tapes are from Prologo. Components are from PRO. Elite provides the Bottles, bottle cages and Turbo Trainers. GPS head units are provided by Garmin.

121 MOLARD Rudy
122 BADILATTI Matteo
123 DUCHESNE Antoine
124 GUGLIELMI Simon
125 REICHENBACH Sébastien
126 SEIGLE Romain
127 VALTER Attila
128 VAN DEN BERG Lars

Directeurs Sportifs: MAUDUIT Philippe, JOLY Sébastien

Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux (IWG)

The Belgian Team Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux is racing the UCI World Tour for the first time. Congrats! The team is racing the Giro d’Italia on the Cube Litening C:68 X and Aerium C:68. Bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc group set. Power Meters are also from Shimano. Wheels are from Newmen and fitted with Continental tubulars. Pedals are provided by Look. Components are Cube branded. GPS are the Bryton Ryder 750. Bottles and bottle cages are provided by Elite. Saddles and bar tapes are from Prologo.

131 HIRT Jan
132 HERMANS Quinten
133 KREDER Wesley
134 MINALI Riccardo
135 PASQUALON Andrea
136 PETILLI Simone
137 TAARAMÄE Rein
138 VAN DER HOORN Taco

Directeurs Sportifs: PIVA Valerio, DE NEEF Steven

Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)

The Israel Start-Up Nation Team is racing on Factor bikes including the new Factor Ostro VAM, O2 VAM, One and the Slick for the TT stages. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed group set. Disc brake type fitted with Swiss Stop brake pads and disc for the whole team. CeramicSpeed bearings wherever there are bearings and the OSPW. Black Inc components and wheels fitted with Maxxis tires. Selle Italia saddles. 4iiii power meter. Shimano pedals.

141 MARTIN Dan
142 BEVIN Patrick
143 BRÄNDLE Matthias
144 CIMOLAI Davide
145 DE MARCHI Alessandro
146 DOWSETT Alex
147 NEILANDS Krists
148 NIV Guy

Directeurs Sportifs: SØRENSEN Nicki, COZZI Claudio

Team Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

The Dutch team has switched from bianchi rim brakes types of bikes to Cervelo Disc set up. Jumbo – Visma team is racing the Giro d’Italia on Cervelo R5, Cervelo S5 and Cervelo P5 TT. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed disc type. Wheels are also from Shimano and tyres are provided by Vittoria. Saddles and bar tapes are from Fizik. Turbo trainers, Bottles and bottle cages are Tacx. GPS are provided by Garmin.

151 BENNETT George
152 AFFINI Edoardo
153 BOUWMAN Koen
154 DEKKER David
155 FOSS Tobias
156 GROENEWEGEN Dylan
157 MARTENS Paul
158 VAN EMDEN Jos

Directeurs Sportifs: VAN DONGEN Arthur, WYNANTS Maarten

Lotto Soudal (LTS)

The Belgian team Lotto Soudal is racing on Ridley Helium, Ridley Noah Fast, Ridley Dean TT bikes. The team rely on Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed disc for the group set. Bearings are provided by C-Bear ceramic bearings. Wheels are also from Campagnolo fitted with Vittoria tires. Selle Italia saddles and Deda components. SRM is used for the power meter and Garmin for the GPS unit. Tacx provides the Turbo trainers.

161 EWAN Caleb
162 DE BUYST Jasper
163 DE GENDT Thomas
164 GOOSSENS Kobe
165 KLUGE Roger
166 MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz
167 OLDANI Stefano
168 VANHOUCKE Harm

Directeurs Sportifs: AERTS Mario, WAUTERS Marc

Movistar Team (MOV)

The Spanish team Movistar is racing on the Canyon Ultimate, Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Speedmax TT. The bikes are equipped with Sram Red eTap EXS 12 speed Disc. Wheels are from Zipp and tyres are Continental. Saddles are provided by Fizik. Pedals are from Look. Elite supply the bottle cages and bottles as well as the Turbo trainers. Lizard Skin wrap the handlebars.

171 SOLER Marc
172 CATALDO Dario
173 JORGENSON Matteo
174 OLIVEIRA Nelson
175 PEDRERO Antonio
176 RUBIO Einer Augusto
177 TORRES Albert
178 VILLELLA Davide

Directeurs Sportifs: SCIANDRI Maximilian, GARCÍA ACOSTA José Vicente

Team BikeExchange (BEX)

The Australian team Bike Exchange is racing on Bianchi frames including the Oltra XR4 and Specialissima. All road bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc group set. The Time Trial bike Aquila is equipped with rim brakes. The wheels are from Shimano and fitted with Pirelli rubber. The saddles are from Fizik and the components from FSA.

181 YATES Simon
182 HEPBURN Michael
183 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
184 KANGERT Tanel
185 MEYER Cameron
186 NIEVE Mikel
187 SCHULTZ Nick
188 SCOTSON Callum

Directeurs Sportifs: WHITE Matthew, BATES Gene

Team DSM (DSM)

The team DSM (Formerly team Sunweb) races on Scott road bikes equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed Disc groupset. Wheels are from Shimano and fitted with Vittoria tyres. Saddles are from PRO (Shimano brand). Elite Bottle cages.

191 HINDLEY Jai
192 ARNDT Nikias
193 BARDET Romain
194 DENZ Nico
195 HAMILTON Chris
196 KANTER Max
197 ROCHE Nicolas
198 STORER Michael

Directeurs Sportifs: WINSTON Matthew, WEST Philip

Team Qhubeka ASSOS (TQA)

The South-African team Qubeka Assos (Ex Team NTT) is racing the Giro d’Italia on the BMC Teammachine, BMC Timemachine Road, BMC Timemachine TT bikes. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed group set Disc type. Crank set are from Rotor including the Power meter. Wheels are supplied by Hunt and rubber by Goodyear tyres. CeramicSpeed bearings are fitted wherever bearings are needed including the rear derailleur OSPW. GPS units are provided by Garmin. Tacx provides the Turbo trainers.

201 NIZZOLO Giacomo
202 CAMPENAERTS Victor
203 FRANKINY Kilian
204 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan
205 POZZOVIVO Domenico
206 SCHMID Mauro
207 WALSCHEID Max
208 WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

Directeurs Sportifs: MISSAGLIA Gabriele, VIERHOUTEN Aart

Trek – Segafredo (TFS)

The Team Trek Segafredo races on the Trek Emonda SLR 9 and Madone SLR 7 bikes equipped with SRAM eTap AXS 12 speed electric, disc brake type with pads from Swiss Stop. The components and wheels are Bontrager branded, tyres are from Pirelli. Powermeter is from Quarq and speedmeter / GPS provided by Wahoo.

211 NIBALI Vincenzo
212 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
213 CICCONE Giulio
214 DE KORT Koen
215 GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel
216 MOLLEMA Bauke
217 MOSCA Jacopo
218 MOSCHETTI Matteo

Directeurs Sportifs: ANDERSEN Kim, BAFFI Adriano

UAE-Team Emirates (UAD)

The UAE – Team Emirates races on the Colnago frames equipped with Disc brakes type Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed group set. The wheels are also from the Italian manufacturer and fitted with Vittoria tyres and tubulars. Power meters are provided by SRM. Pedals are from Look.

221 FORMOLO Davide
222 CONTI Valerio
223 COVI Alessandro
224 DOMBROWSKI Joe
225 GAVIRIA Fernando
226 MOLANO Juan Sebastián
227 RICHEZE Maximiliano
228 ULISSI Diego

Directeurs Sportifs: MARZANO Marco, BALDATO Fabio

This page will be updated continually during the 3 weeks of the Giro d’Italia 2021

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