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Wild Cards Giro d’Italia 2021

10/02/2021

2021 RCS Sport races: Team lists announced

RCS Sport has today announced the list of teams that will participate in the 104th Giro d’Italia and in its spring UCI WorldTour races for the 2021 season.

ALPECIN-FENIX (BEL) – the no.1 ranked team in the 2020 UCI ProTeam classification – is invited to take part in all four of the UCI WorldTour spring races by right. Following their invitation, the team has confirmed its participation in all four races.

Wild Cards Giro d'Italia | 8–30 May

19 UCI WorldTeams, 1 qualified by ranking and 3 wild cards (23 teams of 8 riders each).

UCI WORLDTEAMS – 19

  • AG2R CITROEN TEAM (FRA)
  • ASTANA – PREMIER TECH (KAZ)
  • BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS (BRN)
  • BORA – HANSGROHE (GER)
  • COFIDIS (FRA)
  • DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP (BEL)
  • EF EDUCATION – NIPPO (USA)
  • GROUPAMA – FDJ (FRA)
  • INEOS GRENADIERS (GBR)
  • INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX (BEL)
  • ISRAEL START-UP NATION (ISR)
  • JUMBO-VISMA (NED)
  • LOTTO SOUDAL (BEL)
  • MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
  • TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE (AUS)
  • TEAM DSM (GER)
  • TEAM QHUBEKA ASSOS (RSA)
  • TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA)
  • UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAE)

QUALIFIED BY RANKING – 1

  • ALPECIN-FENIX (BEL)

Following the decision of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) directors’ committee to increase the maximum number of riders allowed at the start of Grand Tours from 176 to 184, the organisers of the Giro d’Italia have extended invitations to the following three teams:

WILD CARDS – 3

  • BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE’ (ITA)
  • EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM (ITA)
  • VINI ZABU’ (ITA)

Wild Cards Strade Bianche | 6 marzo

19 UCI WorldTeams, 2 qualified by ranking and 4 wild cards (25 teams of 7 riders each).

QUALIFIED BY RANKING – 2

  • ALPECIN-FENIX (BEL),
  • TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC (FRA), runner-up of the 2020 UCI ProTeam ranking

WILD CARDS – 4

  • ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC (ITA)
  • BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE’ (ITA)
  • EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM (ITA)
  • VINI ZABU’ (ITA)

Wild Cards Tirreno-Adriatico | 10–16 March

19 UCI WorldTeams, 1 qualified by ranking and 5 wild cards (25 teams of 7 riders each).

QUALIFIED BY RANKING – 1

  • ALPECIN-FENIX (BEL)

WILD CARDS – 5

  • ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC (ITA)
  • EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM (ITA)
  • GAZPROM-RUSVELO (RUS)
  • TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC (FRA)
  • TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE (FRA)

Wild Cards Milano-Sanremo | 20 March

19 UCI WorldTeams, 2 qualified by ranking and 4 wild cards (25 teams of 7 riders each).

QUALIFIED BY RANKING – 2

  • ALPECIN-FENIX (BEL)
  • TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC (FRA), runner-up of the 2020 UCI ProTeam ranking

WILD CARDS – 4

  • ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC (ITA)
  • BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE’ (ITA)
  • TEAM NOVO NORDISK (USA)
  • TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE (FRA)

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