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21 April 2016

15 DAYS TO THE BIG START: PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST ANNOUNCED

There are only 15 days before the 2016 Giro d’Italia Big Start takes place in Apeldoorn, Netherlands – just the 12th time in the Corsa Rosa’s history that the race has begun outside of the Italian border. The race, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, will begin with an Individual Time Trial on Friday 6 May in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, and finish in Turin, Italy on Sunday 29 May.

Discover the entry list

THE 11 GIRO D’ITALIA STARTS ABROAD 
1965 San Marino (final winner: Vittorio Adorni); 1966 Monaco (Gianni Motta); 1973 Verviers – Belgium (Eddy Merckx); 1974 Vatican City (Eddy Merckx); 1996 Athens – Greece (Pavel Tonkov); 1998 Nice – France (Marco Pantani); 2002 Groeningen – Netherlands (Paolo Savoldelli); 2006 Seraing, Liege – Belgium (Ivan Basso); 2010 Amsterdam – Netherlands (Ivan Basso); 2012 Herning – Denmark (Ryder Hesjedal); 2014 Belfast – Northern Ireland (Nairo Quintana).

These are the 22 teams at the start, each made of nine riders, with their main entries:

AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA) – Pozzovivo, Péraud
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ) – Nibali, Scarponi
BARDIANI CSF (ITA) – Colbrelli, Boem
BMC RACING TEAM (USA) – Gilbert, Atapuma
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM (USA) – Uran, Formolo
ETIXX – QUICK STEP (BEL) – Kittel, Brambilla
FDJ (FRA) – Démare, Fischer
GAZPROM-RUSVELO (RUS) – Firsanov, Kolobnev
IAM CYCLING (SUI) – Haussler, Pelucchi
LAMPRE – MERIDA (ITA) – Ulissi, Modolo
LOTTO SOUDAL (BEL) – Greipel, Wellens
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP) – Valverde, Visconti
NIPPO – VINI FANTINI (ITA) – Cunego, Bole
ORICA GREENEDGE (AUS) – Chaves, Ewan
SOUTHEAST – VENEZUELA (ITA) – Pozzato, Belletti
TEAM DIMENSION DATA (RSA) – Anton, Sbaragli
TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN (GER) – Dumoulin, De Backer
TEAM KATUSHA (RUS) – Zakarin, Porsev
TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO (NED) – Battaglin, Kruijswijk
TEAM SKY (GBR) – Landa, Viviani
TINKOFF (RUS) – Majka, Tosatto
TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA) – Cancellara, Hesjedal

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