La Vuelta a Espana’s 2022 Team Bikes and Riders


This page is the most comprehensive about La Vuelta a Espana’s 2022 Team Bikes and Riders.
The third Grand Tour starts on August 19th in the Netherlands and ends on September 11th in Madrid.

As there is plenty of information on La Vuelta a Espana 2022 on the web, I am not writing about the course which is on the official website linked here.

La Vuelta a Espana’s 2022 Quick Facts

La Vuelta 2022 / Credit Unipublic

Not all Grand Tours are equal
There are 23 teams of 8 riders on La Vuelta, that’s a peloton of 184 183 riders. In comparison, there were “only” 22 teams of 8 riders on the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia 2022.
La Vuelta is also the shortest race of the three Grand Tours.
The Giro d’Italia 2022 was a total of 3,445.6km and 50,580m of total elevation gain.
The Tour de France 2022 was 3,349.8km and La Vuelta is 3,280km.

But first, some nerdy facts about the La Vuelta 2022’s Team Bikes and Riders so you can impress the customs officer on your next trip to Spain:

  • Two teams are racing on the same Specialized bikes, including the gears, wheels, tires, shoes, and pedals. They are QuickStep Alpha Vinyl and Bora-hansgrohe.
  • Two teams are racing La Vuelta 2022 on Giant bikes. They are Team BikeExchange – Jayco and the Equippo Kern Pharma.
  • Three teams are racing on the same bike brand, Canyon, but with different bike setups; they are Movistar, Alpecin-Deceuninck, and Arkea-Samsic.
  • All the 184 183 bikes (Quintana withdrew before the eve of the race starts) on La Vuelta 2022 are Carbon frames, disc brakes, and electric shifting types.
  • 17 teams are racing with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset (that’s 136 bikes), three teams are with Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed groupset, two teams are on SRAM Red 12 speed, and one team is using FSA 11 speed groupset.
  • 13 teams are using the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals8 teams are with Look Keo pedalsone team with Speedplay, and one team with Xpedo pedals.

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La Vuelta a Espana’s 2022 Team Bikes and Riders

Jumbo-Visma

Primoz Roglic has won the 2019, 2020, and 2021 editions of La Vuelta a Espana. His team will support him to win the 2022 Maglia Rojo (the GC leader’s jersey).

The team Jumbo-Visma is racing the Vuelta a Espana 2022 on the new 2023 Cervelo S5 on flat and rolling stages and the new 2023 Cervelo R5 in the mountain stages. All the team bikes are assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset. Shimano wheels fitted with Vittoria Corsa Speed tubeless on flat courses and the Vittoria Corsa tubulars in the mountain stages. Jumbo-Visma team uses Garmin GPS. Regarding marginal gains, the chains are lubricated with AbsoluteBlack GrapheneLub

The pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD SL pedals and Shimano S-Phyre shoes, in white color as the current trend in the peloton.

1 ROGLIČ Primož
2 AFFINI Edoardo
3 DENNIS Rohan
4 GESINK Robert
5 HARPER Chris
6 KUSS Sepp
7 OOMEN Sam
8 TEUNISSEN Mike

AG2R Citroën Team

Ben O’Connor has a great team around him to enter the top ten in the GC.

The French team races La Vuelta a Espana 2022 on the BMC Teammachine SLR01 road bike. The groupset is the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed disc type. The Campagnolo are rolling on the Pirelli P Zero tires. The team uses three types of pneumatic technologies that are tubeless, tubulars, and tube types. The Ag2R team uses the Look’s Keo Carbon Blade Ceramic Ti pedalsWahoo provides the Elemnt GPS computers and heart rate monitors.

11 O’CONNOR Ben
12 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
13 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
14 JUNGELS Bob
15 PETERS Nans
16 PRODHOMME Nicolas
17 RAUGEL Antoine
18 VENDRAME Andrea

Astana Qazaqstan Team

La Vuelta 2022 is the last Grand Tour participation of Vincenzo Nibali as he will retire from professional cycling at the end of the season. It has been such a pleasure to watch him race. Nibali has been one of my favorite riders to watch. He has a lot of class on his bike, and he is one of the most skilled downhillers.

The Qazaq team rides the Wilier Zero SLR and Wilier Filante SLR bikes. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset tuned with CeramicSpeed ceramic bearings and OSPW rear derailleur cage. Corima wheels fitted with Vittoria Corsa tubularsLook Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic Ti pedals for some and the Keo 2 Max Carbon for others. Astana Qazaqstan team uses Garmin GPS computers and heart rate monitors.

21 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
22 BATTISTELLA Samuele
23 DE LA CRUZ David
24 FEDOROV Yevgeniy
25 LUTSENKO Alexey
26 NIBALI Vincenzo
27 PRONSKIY Vadim
28 TEJADA Harold

Bahrain – Victorious

The Bahrain team races La Vuelta 2022 on Merida Scultura and Reacto. The bikes are assembled with the full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed 92000P groupset. The Vision wheels roll on Continental Grand Prix 5000 S tr tubeless tires. Bahrain – Victorious team uses Garmin GPS cycling computers.

31 LANDA Mikel (1m73)
32 BUITRAGO Santiago
33 MÄDER Gino
34 POELS Wout
35 SÁNCHEZ Luis León
36 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
37 WRIGHT Fred
38 ZAMBANINI Edoardo

BORA – hansgrohe

The Bora – hansgrohe team is a serious challenger for Roglic with Jai Hindley as the winner of the Giro d’Italia 2022.

Sergio Higuita is also a potential candidate for the General Classification.

The German team race on Specialized S-works Tarmac SL7. The bikes are assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speeds disc brakes type groupset. The Roval wheels are spinning on Specialized tubeless and clincher tires. The pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD SL, and the shoes are Specialized. The team uses the Wahoo GPS computers.

41 BENNETT Sam
42 FABBRO Matteo
43 HIGUITA Sergio
44 HINDLEY Jai
45 KELDERMAN Wilco
46 KOCH Jonas
47 MULLEN Ryan
48 VAN POPPEL Danny

Cofidis

The French team is riding the De Rosa Merak bikes equipped with the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed groupset. The crankset is the SRM with PowerMeter. The Corima wheels are rolling on Michelin Power tubeless and tubular tires depending on the rider’s preferences and race profile. The Cofidis team uses the Wahoo Elemnt GPS computer. Look Keo Carbon Blade Ceramic Ti pedals.

51 HERRADA Jesús
52 COQUARD Bryan
53 CIMOLAI Davide
54 CHAMPION Thomas
55 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén
56 HERRADA José
57 ROCHAS Rémy
58 VILLELLA Davide

EF Education-EasyPost

The American team races La Vuelta 2022 on the Cannondale SuperSix EVO and SystemSix. The bike’s gears are the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset with an FSA Powerbox cranksetVision wheels fitted with Vittoria Corsa Graphene tubular tires.

EF Education-EasyPost is the last World Tour pro team to use the once popular Speedplay pedals.

The team uses Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS cycling computers.

61 URÁN Rigoberto
62 CAICEDO Jonathan Klever
63 CARTHY Hugh
64 CHAVES Esteban
65 KUDUS Merhawi
66 PADUN Mark
67 SHAW James
68 VAN DEN BERG Julius

Groupama – FDJ

The French team is aiming at stage wins in La Vuelta 2022. Pinot and his teammates are racing with Lapierre Aircode DRS for the sprinters and the Lapierre Xelius SL3 for the climbers. The bikes are assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed, disc brakes groupset, including wheels and pedals. The tires are the Continental GP5000 S tr tubeless models. The GPS cycling computers are from Garmin.

71 PINOT Thibaut
72 ARMIRAIL Bruno
73 LIENHARD Fabian
74 MOLARD Rudy
75 PACHER Quentin
76 REICHENBACH Sébastien
77 SCOTSON Miles
78 STEWART Jake

INEOS Grenadiers

The team Ineos Grenadiers has a very strong team on La Vuelta a Espana 2022. Geoghegan Hart and Carapaz have won the Giro D’Italia, Pavel Sivakov has won few one week stage races. I am eager to see how Carlos Rodriguez will perform in the three weeks race, he looked like the strongest climber in the Vuelta a Burgos 2022.  

The British team is racing on the Pinarello Dogma F bikes assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed Disc groupset and wheels. The tires are the Continental Grand Prix 5000 S tubeless and tubular. Ineos team relies on the Garmin GPS computers and heart rate monitors for data. The pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL.

81 CARAPAZ Richard
82 VAN BAARLE Dylan
83 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
84 HAYTER Ethan
85 PLAPP Luke
86 RODRÍGUEZ Carlos
87 SIVAKOV Pavel
88 TURNER Ben

Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux

The Belgian team races aboard the Cube Litening C:68X TE and the new Cube Litening Air C:68X on mountain stages. Will it be officialized this year? I look forward to discovering it.

The bikes are assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset, disc type. The wheels are the German brand “Newmen“, and the tires are the Continental Grand Prix 5000 S tr tubeless. The pedals are the Look Keo Carbon Blade Ceramic. It is the only team on La Vuelta 2022 using the Bryton GPS.

91 BAKELANTS Jan
92 HIRT Jan
93 JOHANSEN Julius
94 MEINTJES Louis
95 POZZOVIVO Domenico
96 TAARAMÄE Rein
97 THIJSSEN Gerben
98 VAN POPPEL Boy

Israel – Premier Tech

The Israeli team is lining up Grand Tours experienced riders such as Chris Froome, Daryl Impey, Alessandro De Marchi, and Michael Woods.  

Israel – Premier Tech team races with Factor Ostro VAM bikes and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 gears and brakes. The crankset is from Rotor, and the pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD SL. The wheels are the BlackInc which is Factor’s parts brand. Maxxis High Road Team Edition tubulars tires keep the team rolling. Israel – Premier Tech is the only team on La Vuelta a Espana 2022 to use the Hammerhead Karoo 2 GPS cycling computer.

101 WOODS Michael
102 BEVIN Patrick
103 DE MARCHI Alessandro
104 EINHORN Itamar
105 FROOME Chris
106 GOLDSTEIN Omer
107 HAGEN Carl Fredrik
108 IMPEY Daryl

Lotto Soudal

The Belgian team is bringing plenty of youngsters around Thomas De Gendt who will act as their mentor from his 35 years of age and 19 years of racing as a pro. The team is racing on the Ridley Noah Fast.

Lotto Soudal team’s bikes are geared with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset tuned up with CEMA ceramic bearings. The wheels are the DT Swiss wheels rolling on Vittoria Corsa Graphene tubeless tires. 

Most of the team uses the Look Keo Carbon Blade Ceramic Ti pedals. Garmin Edge GPS cycling computers keep the riders informed of vital data.

111 DE GENDT Thomas
112 BEULLENS Cedric
113 CONCA Filippo
114 CRAS Steff
115 DRIZNERS Jarrad
116 MAŁECKI Kamil
117 SWEENY Harry
118 VAN GILS Maxim

Movistar Team

It is the last Grand Tour of Alejandro Valverde’s career. Valverde is ending his pro cycling career in his homeland Spain.

The Spanish team is racing on the Canyon Aeroad CFR assembled with the SRAM RED eTap EXS 12-speed wireless shifting, and disc brakes. The bikes are rolling on Zipp carbon wheels fitted with Continental Grand Prix 5000 S Tubular and tubeless tires depending on the race’s profile. Movistar mostly uses the Look Keo 2Max Carbon pedals. GPS computers are the Garmin models.

121 VALVERDE Alejandro
122 NORSGAARD Mathias
123 MAS Lluís
124 MAS Enric
125 MÜHLBERGER Gregor
126 OLIVEIRA Nelson
127 ROJAS José Joaquín
128 VERONA Carlos

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

Remco Evenepoel and Julian Alaphilippe are the headliners of the team. The Belgian team is racing on the Specialized S-works Tarmac SL7. Like other teams using Specialized, the bikes are set with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset, Roval wheels, and Specialized S-Works tubeless tiresShimano Dura-Ace pedals, Specialized cycling shoes, and Wahoo Elemnt GPS.

131 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
132 CAVAGNA Rémi
133 DEVENYNS Dries
134 EVENEPOEL Remco
135 MASNADA Fausto
136 SERRY Pieter
137 VAN WILDER Ilan
138 VERVAEKE Louis

Team BikeExchange – Jayco

Simon Yates and his teammates are racing on Giant TCR Advanced SL in the mountain stages and the Giant Propel Advanced SL on flat and sprint stages. The bikes of the Australian team are equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset.

The wheels are the Cadex 50 Ultra (Giant lightweight parts brand) and the tires are the Vittoria Corsa tubulars. All the bearings are from CEMA. Pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL models.

141 YATES Simon (1m72)
142 CRADDOCK Lawson
143 DURBRIDGE Luke
144 GROVES Kaden
145 HAMILTON Lucas
146 HEPBURN Michael
147 O’BRIEN Kelland
148 SCOTSON Callum

Team DSM

The Dutch team races La Vuelta a Espana 2022 on the Scott bikes. The DSM climbers are on the new 2023 Scott Addict RC, and the sprinters are on the new 2023 Scott Foil RC. The team bikes are set with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, pedals, and wheels.

The wheels roll on the Vittoria Corsa tubeless and tubulars type depending on the stage profile. The GPS computers and heart rate monitors are the Wahoo Elemnt.

151 ARNDT Nikias
152 DONOVAN Mark
153 VANDENABEELE Henri
154 ARENSMAN Thymen
155 DEGENKOLB John
156 NIEUWENHUIS Joris
157 BRENNER Marco
158 HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby

Trek – Segafredo

The American pro team races La Vuelta a Espana 2022 on Trek Emonda and the new 2023 Madone SLR Gen 7 bikes. The SRAM Red eTap EXS 12-speed groupset, featuring wireless shifting, and disc brakes are the choice of the team. The Bontrager wheels are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tubeless and tubular tires. Despite using the Sram groupset which also owns TIME pedals, the Trek men’s team still uses the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD SL pedalsWahoo GPS computers equip the Trek team bikes.

161 KIRSCH Alex
162 HOOLE Daan
163 CATALDO Dario
164 ELISSONDE Kenny
165 BERNARD Julien
166 PEDERSEN Mads
167 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
168 TIBERI Antonio

UAE Team Emirates

The UAE Team Emirates races La Vuelta 2022 with the Colnago V3RS model. Some riders are Colnago Prototipo. All the bikes are equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed Disc groupset. The wheels are also from Campagnolo rolling on Pirelli tires. The team uses three types of tire technologies that are tubeless, tubular, and clinchers. Almeida particularly prefers riding with clinchers using the lightweight Pirelli SmarTube inner tubes. 

All the bearings are C.U.L.T.® Ceramic types.

The Look Keo Carbon Blade Ceramic Ti pedals are also spinning on ceramic bearings. The chains are lubricated with GrapheneLube from AbsoluteBlack. SRM provides the PC8 GPS cycling computer and PowerMeter in the chainring.

171 SOLER Marc
172 ACKERMANN Pascal
173 OLIVEIRA Ivo
174 AYUSO Juan
175 ALMEIDA João
176 MCNULTY Brandon
177 MOLANO Juan Sebastián
178 POLANC Jan

Alpecin-Deceuninck

The Dutch team races La Vuelta 2022 with Canyon Aeroad SLR assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset disc. The Shimano Dura-Ace wheels are spinning on Vittoria Corsa Graphene Tubeless tires. The pedals are the Shimano SPD-SL, and the whole team uses the Shimano Dura-Ace S-Phyre cycling shoes, in white color. The GPS computers and heart rate monitors are the Wahoo Elemnt. The Alpecin-Deceuninck team riders wear the WHOOP 4.0 Biometric sensors.

181 VINE Jay
182 VERMEERSCH Gianni
183 TAMINIAUX Lionel
184 STANNARD Robert
185 RIESEBEEK Oscar
186 MEURISSE Xandro
187 MERLIER Tim
188 JANSSENS Jimmy

Burgos-BH

As its name indicates, the team is from Burgos city. With some stages of La Vuelta 2022 around town, there will be a lot of supporters on the side of the road to support the local team.

The team Burgos-BH races on three BH bike models: the BH Aerolight for fast stages and rolling hills, the BH Ultralight for the mountain stages, and the BH Aero TT for Time-Trial stages.

It is the only team to use the FSA K-Force WE 11-speeds electronic groupset. The wheels are the Vision rolling on Veloflex tires. Other exotic parts in the pro peloton are the Xpedo pedals and Sigma GPS cycling computers.

191 BOL Jetse
192 CABEDO Óscar
193 DÍAZ José Manuel
194 EZQUERRA Jesús
195 LANGELLOTTI
196 NAVARRO Daniel
197 OKAMIKA Ander
198 PEÑALVER Manuel

Equipo Kern Pharma

Roger Adria, Francisco Galvan, and their teammates race on Giant TCR Advanced road bikes.

The Equipo Kern Pharma team Giant bikes are assembled with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 12-speeds, disc brake type groupset.

The wheels, handlebar, stem, Seatpost, and saddle are from Cadex, the Giant’s lightweight components brand.

The team rides most races with Vittoria Corsa‘s tubular tires. but it is possible to see other brands of tires on some bikes as the team is not tied with any tire sponsor.

201 ADRIÀ Roger
202 BERRADE Urko
203 CARRETERO Héctor
204 GALVÁN Francisco
205 GARCÍA PIERNA Raúl
206 MIQUEL Pau
207 PARRA José Félix
208 ŘEPA Vojtěch

Euskaltel – Euskadi

The UCI Pro Team from the Basque country will have a lot of supporters on the side of the road on Le Puerto de Herrera and the Alto Del Vivero.
The Co-op Euskaltel-Euskadi team is racing on Orbea Orca OMX bikes which are also Co-op owned. The gears are Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, 11-speeds, and disc brake type. The cranks are the FSA PowerBox carbon and Shimano Dura-Ace pedals. The team uses Vision carbon wheels with Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tubular tires.

211 BIZKARRA Mikel
212 AZPARREN Xabier Mikel
213 AZURMENDI Ibai
214 BOU Joan
215 CANAL Carlos
216 ITURRIA Mikel
217 MARTÍN Gotzon
218 MATÉ Luis Ángel

Team Arkéa Samsic

Nairo Quintana and his teammates at Arkéa Samsic team race on Canyon Aeroad CFR. This model equally suits the sprinters and the climbers of the Bretagne-based team. Nairo Quintana is not starting the race voluntary due to is disqualification from the Tour de France 2022 announced on August 17th. As a result the team Arkea Samsic is composed of seven riders only.

For Time Trials, the team races on the Canyon Speedmax TT CFR.

The bikes’ gears are the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed 9200 groupsets. The Shimano Dura-Ace carbon wheels roll on Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubulars and tubeless tires. 

The rider’s three contact points are Selle Italia saddles, Canyon Cockpit CP 0018 (Handlebar/stem combo), and Shimano Dura-Ace pedals.

221 GESBERT Élie
222 DELAPLACE Anthony
223 GUERNALEC Thibault
224 GUGLIELMI Simon
225 MCLAY Daniel
226 OWSIAN Łukasz
227 RUSSO Clément

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