What are pros racing on the Vuelta a Espana 2021 ?

Are you wondering what are pros racing on the Vuelta a Espana 2021 ?

If so this post will feed your interest as I review each team’s roosters and depict on what are pros racing on the Vuelta a Espana 2021.

23 teams of 8 riders start the Spanish Grand Tour that is held for three weeks.

Among the 23 teams, 6 teams are racing with 12 speeds (Campagnolo / Sram)while the remaining 17 teams are racing with only 11 speeds (Shimano / FSA).

Only one team is racing with rim brakes, the Team Ineos – Grenadier.

If the last two edition of La Vuelta have been won on rim brakes by Primož ROGLIČ , this year the odds are thin for the Vuelta to be won on rim brakes as Primož is now on disc.

Will the Vuelta be won by disc brakes bike or rim brakes? Whichever is fine, I only gather facts and have no particular preference. For sure the rim brakes era is fading away.

By reading further you will find the following informations:

  • Complete list of Teams and Riders starting La Vuelta a Espana 2021
  • Full details of each team’s bikes and specification
  • Link to each rider’s bike size and fitting details (Riders details are updated throughout the year)

Team Jumbo-Visma (TVJ)

This team won the 2019 and 2020 Vuelta a Espana with Primoz Roglic. Roglic recently won the Time Trial gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics which is a mental booster ahead of the Vuelta.
Jumbo – Visma team is racing the Vuelta a Espana 2021 on Cervelo R5 andCervelo S5. The Cervelo P5 TT is ridden on Time trial stages. The team uses Shimano Dura Ace Di2 disc type groupset and Wheels. Vittoria supplies the tires. Saddles and bar tapes are from Fizik. Turbo trainers, Bottles and bottle cages are from Tacx. Garmin provides the GPS head units.

1 ROGLIČ Primož
2 BOUWMAN Koen
3 GESINK Robert
4 HOFSTEDE Lennard
5 KRUIJSWIJK Steven
6 KUSS Sepp
7 OOMEN Sam
8 VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

AG2R Citroën Team (ACT)

Team AG2R Citroen is racing on BMC Teammachine SLR01, TimeMachine Road and BMC Warp TT for Time trial Stages. The BMC bikes are equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed, disc brakes. Wheels are also from Campagnolo fitted with Pirelli Tubulars and Tubeless tires. Power meter is the Power2Max. Fizik supplies the Bar tapes and saddles. The team rely on Wahoo Roam Elemnt for its GPS computers. Pedals are Look Keo Blade Ceramic and Ceramic Ti.

11 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
12 CALMEJANE Lilian
13 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
14 CHEREL Mikaël
15 DEWULF Stan
16 PRODHOMME Nicolas
17 TOUZÉ Damien
18 VENTURINI Clément

Alpecin-Fenix (AFC)

Continental team Alpecin – Fenix is one of the two team racing on Canyon bikes at the Vuelta a Espana 2021.
They race aboard the Canyon Aeroad CFR and the Canyon Speedmax TT. The bikes are fully equipped with Shimano Dura Ace groupset Di2 Disc including the Shimano Power meters, wheels and pedals. Components are from Canyon. Saddles are the Selle Italia. Vittoria supplies the tubular and tubeless tires. GPS head units are provided by Wahoo. Bidons and bottle cages are from Elite.

21 VINE Jay
22 BAYER Tobias
23 DE TIER Floris
24 KRIEGER Alexander
25 MODOLO Sacha
26 PHILIPSEN Jasper
27 PLANCKAERT Edward
28 THWAITES Scott

Astana – Premier Tech (APT)

Team Astana – Premier Tech is racing on Wilier Filante SLR and Wilier O SLR. The Kazak team uses Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed group set Disc brakes type tuned up with CeramicSpeed bearings. Corima sponsors the team with their superb carbon wheels. Vittoria supplies the tubulars and Tubeless tires. Prologo saddles and bar tapes. Look Keo Blade pedals. Garmin is the GPS head unit supplier.

31 VLASOV Aleksandr
32 ARANBURU Alex
33 FRAILE Omar
34 IZAGIRRE Gorka
35 IZAGIRRE Ion
36 NATAROV Yuriy
37 RODRÍGUEZ Óscar
38 SÁNCHEZ Luis León

Bahrain – Victorious (TBV)

Same set up as on the Tour de France 2021 except a limited edition Crypto Art NFT team jersey. The Bahrain – Victorious team is racing the Vuelta a Espana 2021 on the new Merida Scultura 2022 and Reacto. All bikes are disc brake types and equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc groupset. Vision wheels fitted with Continental tubulars and clincher tires. FSA supplies the bar/stem combos. Prologo provides the saddles and bar tapes. Garmin GPS computers.

41 LANDA Mikel
42 ARASHIRO Yukiya
43 CARUSO Damiano
44 HAIG Jack
45 MÄDER Gino
46 PADUN Mark
47 POELS Wout
48 TRATNIK Jan

BORA – hansgrohe (BOH)

The whole team races on the Specialized S-Work Tarmac SL7 . Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc type for the group set Roval for the wheels. Wheels are spinning on Specialized clincher tires and Latex inner tubes. All the components are from Specialized. Team Bora relies on Wahoo accuracy for the GPS head units .

51 GROßSCHARTNER Felix
52 BENEDETTI Cesare
53 GAMPER Patrick
54 LAAS Martin
55 MEEUS Jordi
56 PALZER Anton
57 SCHACHMANN Maximilian
58 ZWIEHOFF Ben

Burgos-BH (BBH)

The team Burgos – BH is a Spanish Continental team. It is the only pro team to officially use the FSA groupset. Yet some riders can be seen racing with a mix of Shimano gears and brakes. So I will refer to what the team is using in the Vuelta a Espana 2021. Team Burgos races on BH Ultralight road bikes. Gears and brakes are a mix of FSA and Shimano Ultegra Di2. Crankset and components are from FSA. Wheels are from Vision. Tires are supplied by Michelin. Pedals are the Xpedo Trust 8 Team Edition. GPS computer are from Sigma. A truly unique team!

61 NAVARRO Daniel
62 BOL Jetse
63 CABEDO Óscar
64 CANAL Carlos
65 MADRAZO Ángel
66 OKAMIKA Ander
67 RUBIO Diego
68 SANCHEZ Pelayo

Caja Rural – Seguros RGA

The team Caja Rural – Seguros RGA from Pamplona is one of the oldest Spanish pro team. The team races on Guerciotti E-740, Guerciotti Eclipe S and Eureka TT.

The team is racing on Shimano Ultegra Di2 disc, except for the chain which is from KMC. Wheels are the Ursus fitted with Challenge tubulars. Components are from Deda, saddles from Selle Italia and bottle cages from Elite. Garmin is the preferred GPS computer of the team. Pedals are also the Shimano Ultegra which a rare sight in pro racing peloton.

71 LASTRA Jonathan
72 ABERASTURI Jon
73 AMEZQUETA Julen
74 BAGÜES Aritz
75 CEPEDA Jefferson Alveiro
76 CUADROS Álvaro
77 LAZKANO Oier
78 MARTÍN Sergio Roman

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (COF)

The French team Cofidis is racing on the De Rosa bikes equipped with Campagnolo.
The De Rosa Merak and SK are built with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speeds disc groupset. Wheels are the Fulcrum fitted with Michelin tubulars or clincher tires. SRM provides the power meters and speed meters.
Team Cofidis uses the Look Keo Blade Carbon Ti pedals. Selle Italia saddles and FSA or Vision Metron handlebar for the rider contact points.

81 MARTIN Guillaume
82 ALLEGAERT Piet
83 BARCELÓ Fernando
84 FINÉ Eddy
85 HERRADA Jesús
86 HERRADA José
87 MORIN Emmanuel
88 ROCHAS Rémy

Deceuninck – Quick Step (DQT)

The Deceuninck – Quickstep team is racing on the Specialized Tarmac SL7. The exact same bikes the ones of Bora – Hansgrohe even for the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 gears and components.
The Roval wheels are fitted with Specialized clincher tires and Latex tubes. All the components are from Specialized except for the bottle cages which are from Tacx. Like with Bora – hansgrohe, GPS speedmeters are the Wahoo Roam Elemnt.

91 JAKOBSEN Fabio
92 BAGIOLI Andrea
93 ČERNÝ Josef
94 KNOX James
95 SÉNÉCHAL Florian
96 ŠTYBAR Zdeněk
97 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
98 VANSEVENANT Mauri

EF Education – Nippo (EFN)

Team EF Education – Nippo is racing on Cannondale bikes built with Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
The bikes are the Cannondale SystemSix and SuperSix frames. Wheels are the Vision fitted with Vittoria Tubular and Tubeless tires. FSA and Vision provide handlebars, stems and seat posts. The saddles and bar tapes are from Prologo. Pedals from Speedplay but not yet sight of the Wahoo Speedplay. So power meters are from Power2Max. Garmin provide the GPS computers. Bottle cages and bottles are from Tacx.

101 CARTHY Hugh
102 CAICEDO Jonathan Klever
103 CAMARGO Diego Andrés
104 CARR Simon
105 CRADDOCK Lawson
106 KEUKELEIRE Jens
107 CORT Magnus
108 SCULLY Tom

Euskaltel – Euskadi

Despite being a Spanish team, sorry I meant to write a Basque team. Eight years passed since team Euskatel – Euskadi last participation to the Vuelta a Espana.

To celebrate its return to the Spanish grand Tour, the team is racing on custom painted Orbea bikes.The team’s Orbea Orca OMX and Orca Aero for mountain and flat stages. The Orbea Ordu for the Time Trial stages.The bikes are built with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset except for the crankset being from FSA. Orbea branded handlebar, stem and seat post. Wheels are from Vision and fitted with Vittoria tubulars. Prologo saddles and bar tapes. Shimano Dura Ace di2 pedals. This team also uses Garmin GPS computer.

111 BIZKARRA Mikel
112 AZPARREN Xabier Mikel
113 BOU Joan
114 ITURRIA Mikel
115 LOBATO Juan José
116 MARTÍN Gotzon
117 MATÉ Luis Ángel
118 SOTO Antonio Jesús

Groupama – FDJ (GFC)

The French team Groupama – FDJ is racing on Lapierre equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 complete groupset.
The team races the Vuleta a Espana 2021 on Lapierre Aircode DRS for Sprint and flat stages.The new Lapierre Xelius SL 2022 onr mountain stages. Time Trial stages are raced on the Lapierre Aerostorm TT bike. The Shimano are fitted with Continental Tubeless and tubulars. Saddles and bar tapes are from Prologo. Handlebar, Steam and seat posts are from PRO. Elite provides the Bottles, bottle cages and Turbo Trainers. The team uses Garmin GPS computers.

121 DÉMARE Arnaud
122 GENIETS Kevin
123 GUARNIERI Jacopo
124 LE GAC Olivier
125 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
126 MOLARD Rudy
127 ROUX Anthony
128 SINKELDAM Ramon

INEOS Grenadiers (IGD)

Team Ineos – Grenadier is racing on the Pinarello Dogma F and TT stages on the Pinarello “Bolide” TT bike. This is the only team racing the Vuelta a Espana 2021 on rim brakes.
The Pinarello bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset. Shimano officially provides the wheels. But the team uses Princetown Carbonworks wheels on mountain stages. The wheels are fitted with Continental tubulars. Saddles are from Fizik. Handlebars/stems, seat post and bar tapes are from MOST (Pinarello components). GPS head units are from Garmin and Turbo trainer from Wahoo.

131 BERNAL Egan
132 CARAPAZ Richard
133 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan
134 PIDCOCK Thomas
135 PUCCIO Salvatore
136 SIVAKOV Pavel
137 VAN BAARLE Dylan
138 YATES Adam

Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux (IWG)

Team Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux is racing with the Cube Litening C:68 X and Cube Aerium C:68. The bikes are built with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc group set including Power Meters. Wheels are the Newmen rolling on Continental tubulars. Handlebars, stems and seat posts are Cube branded. GPS are the Bryton Ryder 750. Elite supplies Bottles and bottle cages. Saddles and bar tapes are from Prologo. Pedals are Look Keo Blade Carbon.

141 MEINTJES Louis
142 EIKING Odd Christian
143 HIRT Jan
144 KREDER Wesley
145 MINALI Riccardo
146 PETILLI Simone
147 TAARAMÄE Rein
148 VAN MELSEN Kévin

Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)

Israel Start-Up Nation Team is racing on the Factor Ostro VAM, O2 VAM and the Slick for the TT stages. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group set. The Shimano groupset is optimized with Swiss Stop brake pads and disc. CeramicSpeed bearings wherever there are bearings and the OSPW. Black Inc handlebars, stems and seat post. Black Inc wheels are rolling on Maxxis tires. Selle Italia saddles. 4iiii power meter and Shimano pedals complete the bikes specification list.

151 VANMARCKE Sep
152 BERWICK Sebastian
153 CATAFORD Alexander
154 CIMOLAI Davide
155 EINHORN Itamar
156 NIV Guy
157 PICCOLI James
158 WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads

Lotto Soudal (LTS)

Team Lotto Soudal is racing Vuelta a Espana on Ridley Helium, Ridley Noah Fast and Ridley Dean TT bikes.
The team bikes are equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speeds disc group set. The Campagnolo groupset and wheels are tuned with C-Bear ceramic bearings. The team relies on Vittoria Corsa Tubular and Tubeless tires depending of stages and riders profiles. Selle Italia saddles and Deda components. SRM for the power meter and Garmin for the GPS computer. Tacx provides the Turbo trainers.

161 KRON Andreas
162 CRAS Steff
163 FRISON Frederik
164 HOLMES Matthew
165 MONIQUET Sylvain
166 VAN GILS Maxim
167 VANHOUCKE Harm
168 VERMEERSCH Florian

Movistar Team (MOV)

Team Movistar is racing on Canyon Ultimate, Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Speedmax TT. The Canyon bikes are equipped with Sram Red eTap EXS 12 speed Disc group set. Carbon wheels are from Zipp and tires are Continental Tubular and Tubeless.Fizik sponsors the Movistar team with saddles. Pedals are the Look Keo Blade Carbon. Elite supplies Turbo trainers, bottle cages and bottles. Lizard Skin bar tapes. Power Meter are from Quark and GPS head units are the Garmin.

171 MAS Enric
172 ERVITI Imanol
173 JACOBS Johan
174 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
175 OLIVEIRA Nelson
176 ROJAS José Joaquín
177 VALVERDE Alejandro
178 VERONA Carlos

Team BikeExchange (BEX)

Team Bike Exchange is racing Vuelta a Espana 2021 on Bianchi the Oltra XR4, Specialissima and Aquila.
All road bikes are set with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc group set. The Time Trial bike Aquila is equipped with rim brakes. The Shimano wheels are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tubulars. The saddles are from Fizik. Handelbars, stems and seat posts are from FSA. Pedals are the Shimano Dura Ace.

181 MATTHEWS Michael
182 HAMILTON Lucas
183 HOWSON Damien
184 MEZGEC Luka
185 NIEVE Mikel
186 SCHULTZ Nick
187 STANNARD Robert
188 ZEITS Andrey

Team DSM (DSM)

Team DSM races with Scott racing bikes.

The models are the Scott Addict RC, Foil and Plasma. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc groupset and Wheels. Rubbers are the Vittoria Corsa tubulars and tubeless tires. Saddles are from PRO (Shimano brand). Elite Bottle cages and nottles. Wahoo provides the Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS head units. Handlebars are the Syncros. Pedals are the Shimano Dura Ace.

191 BARDET Romain
192 ARENSMAN Thymen
193 DAINESE Alberto
194 DENZ Nico
195 HAGA Chad
196 HAMILTON Chris
197 STORER Michael
198 TUSVELD Martijn

Team Qhubeka NextHash (TQA)

Team Qubeka Assos is racing the Vuelta a Espana 2021 on the BMC bikes.
The BMC Teammachine SLR, Timemachine Road, Timemachine TT bikes. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group set Disc type. Crank set are from Rotor including its Power meter. Hund carbon wheels are rolling on Goodyear tubular and tubeless tires.
The groupset and wheels are tuned with CeramicSpeed bearings including the rear derailleur OSPW. KMC chain is part of the group set tuning. GPS units are provided by Garmin. Tacx provides the Turbo trainers. Pedals are the Shimano Dura Ace.

201 ARU Fabio
202 ARMÉE Sander
203 BROWN Connor
204 CLAEYS Dimitri
205 HENAO Sergio
206 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
207 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan
208 SUNDERLAND Dylan

Trek – Segafredo (TFS)

Team Trek Segafredo races on Trek Emonda SLR 9 and Madone SLR 7 road bikes and 2021 Trek Speed Concept for Time Trial stages.
Trek Team racing Bikes are equipped with SRAM eTap AXS 12 speed electric, disc brake tuned with Swiss Stop brake pads. The components and wheels are Bontrager branded. The team races on Pirelli tubulars. Power meter is from Quarq and speedmeter / GPS head unit is the Wahoo Roam Elemnt.

211 CICCONE Giulio
212 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
213 ELISSONDE Kenny
214 KIRSCH Alex
215 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
216 NIBALI Antonio
217 REIJNEN Kiel
218 SIMMONS Quinn

UAE-Team Emirates (UAD)

The UAE – Team Emirates races on Colnago bikes equipped with Campagnolo groupset
The ColnagoV3RS bikes are assembled with Disc and rim brakes type Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed group set. Campagnolo wheels are fitted with Vittoria Tubuless and tubulars tires. Power meters are the SRM system. The rider’s three contact points are Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic bearings pedals, Prologo saddles and bar tapes .

221 DE LA CRUZ David
222 DOMBROWSKI Joe
223 GIBBONS Ryan
224 MAJKA Rafał
225 MOLANO Juan Sebastián
226 OLIVEIRA Rui
227 POLANC Jan
228 TRENTIN Matteo

This page will be updated continually during the 3 weeks of the Vuelta a Espana 2021

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