Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates

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Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates – GETTY IMAGES

  • Eight-man breakaway attacks from the flag, gaining over 7min

  • Pogacar, Van Aert and Pedersen poised showdown on the Poggio

  • British hopes on shoulders of team-mates Pidcock and Hayter

  • Peloton scheduled to reach Capo Mele at approximately 2.40pm

  • Fireworks set to go off on Poggio di Sanremo at around 3.43pm

02:30 PM

55km to go

For the first time in a few hours the breakaway’s lead has dropped to below the five-minute mark. None of the pre-race favourites have poked their noses into the wind all day long. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, whose young Eritrean Biniam Ghirmay Hailu is an outside pick for today, is lined up along with team-mate and former winner Alexander Kristoff.

02:27 PM

60km to go

Mikkel Frolich Honore is the latest to hit the deck and the Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl rider picked up some nasty looking road rash on his right shoulder. He may struggle getting back on which may have a knock-on impact for his team-mate Fabio Jakobsen later on this afternoon. Tom Pidcock, by the way, swerved at the last to avoid hitting Honore’s bike in the middle of the road. Close call that!

02:23 PM

61km to go

Tom Pidcock, who made his debut here last year when he did a little too much work too early on the Poggio, is spotted near the back of the peloton. Can’t quite work out if he is looking relaxed or is blowing. He will be wanting to move up the bunch if he wants to stay out of harm’s way once the race heats up – and also avoid getting caught up behind any crashes.

02:19 PM

63km to go

The race leaders are around 15km from the first of the three Capo climbs. Capo Mele is just 2km long at an average gradient of 3.7 per cent, but these little climbs can really bite after riding on the relative flat for a few hours. The peloton appears to be getting organised, positioning their riders in the countdown to showtime. The breakaway’s lead is at 5min 36sec.

02:13 PM

68.5km to go

Bahrain Victorious has its entire team lined out behind Jos van Emden. Are they working today for Phil Bauhaus who won a stage last week at Tirreno-Adriatico, or will the descending demon that is Matej Mohoric fancy an opportunistic attack off the Poggio? The Slovenian, of course, was fifth on Via Roma in 2019, 10th in 2020 and was 11th in 2021.

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Tadej Pogacar – GETTY IMAGES

The breakaway’s lead has dropped slightly, but they still have a fairly decent advantage of 5min 15sec.

02:05 PM

75km to go

The breakaway is benefiting from a strong tailwind. Jos van Emden continues to pull on the front of the peloton, it looks like the main protagonists are allowing Jumbo-Visma to set the pace. Bahrain Victorious are lined out behind Van Emden just ahead of Trek-Segafredo, while Ineos Grenadiers are grouped together relatively near the front of the stretched out peloton.

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02:00 PM

What does the finale of the race look like?

Once off the Passo del Turchino, the peloton reaches the coastline road after around five hours of riding. If they have not already done so, then the teams with genuine ambitions of winning Milan-Sanremo will be battling hard for position in the countdown to the Cipressa-Poggio double header, both within the final 30km (below).

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With a measly 271.4km now in the legs – plus whatever length of neutralised riding the organisers decide to include at the beginning of the race – the penultimate climb of the day, the Cipressa (below), will be the final act for some riders who simply cannot hold the wheels of team-mates or rivals. For others the 5.6km long climb with an average gradient of 4.1 per cent will become a platform on which to build their challenge.

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Either way, there is a very fast descent over the other side. It was here in 2019 where local rider Niccolo Bonifazio (watch below) launched an audacious attack. Though in vain, Bonifazio’s move highlighted a key danger point. Nobody will want to have to chase just yet and so one would expect all of the key protagonists will be marking each other.

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Once over the Cipressa, a flat, but twisty and technical, stretch of road connects to the final, potentially decisive, climb of the day: the Poggio.

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Or to give it its full name, the Poggio di Sanremo.

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Topping out just 5.5km from the finish, the 3.7km long climb with an average gradient of under four per cent, is a perennial graveyard for many hopefuls. On numerous occasions, too, it has provided the launchpad for an assault. In the 2017 edition Peter Sagan attacked on the steeper section near the summit that reaches eight per cent, only Alaphilippe and Michal Kwiatkowski were able to respond, the latter eventually going on to win.

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The descent is extremely technical and not one for the feint-hearted. Whatever the conditions the riders will have to navigate their way through a series of tight hairpins, all on very, very narrow roads. Concentration and nerve is key.

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As you can see from the above profile, once safely off the Poggio, the course flattens out as the race enters the unremarkable town of Sanremo.

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The final sting in the tail in what will be the longest one-day race many riders will have ever done comes just 750 metres from the finishing line on Via Roma as they are faced with a 90-degree left-hand turn, quickly followed by another 90-degree turn before hitting the final straight.

01:51 PM

85.5km to go

The peloton, which for a large part of the day has had Jos van Emden pulling on the front on behalf of his Jumbo-Visma team-mates, will have to start working hard pretty soon. The eight-man breakaway has lost a few seconds, but leads by 6min 30sec. I’m fairly certain they will be reeled back in, but one suspects those in the leading group will be starting to think of some personal glory.

01:45 PM

Picture perfect

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGESMilan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates – GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGESMilan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates – GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGESMilan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates - GETTY IMAGES

Milan-Sanremo 2022: Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert poised for duel with Tom Pidcock carrying British hopes – latest updates – GETTY IMAGES

01:42 PM

So, who are the favourites?

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

The young Slovenian is making his second appearance at the race and arrives in blistering form having won the UAE Tour and Tirreno-Adriatico stage races, and also this month’s Strade-Bianche. He’s basically unbeaten this year and is aiming to win a third different monument today, still just 23, after adding Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia to his rapidly growing palmarès last year. He may be one of the favourites, but Pogacar will be watched like a hawk by rival teams.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

One of five former winners in today’s race, the Belgian who opened his season with a victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad before later winning a stage and the points classification at Paris-Nice, may be the only man able to rein in Pogacar should the UAE Team Emirates attack on the Poggio. May benefit from having team-mate Primoz Roglic riding alongside him – either in support or as part of a two-pronged attack. Is climbing well and kicks like a mule when the fastmen come to the fore. Arguably the all-rounder is a rider best suited to Milan-Sanremo.

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

The Dutchman is making his debut today and so his form is unknown, but the Alpecin-Fenix leader cannot be discounted. For those who have not been paying attention, Van der Poel skipped the cyclo-cross season as he recovered from a crash in the mountain bike race at last year’s Olympics, speaking ahead of the race said he had been feeling “pretty good in training. The back is okay,” he added. “Sometimes after hard training I still feel something but on the bike it’s quite OK. I hope that it stay ok and that it develops in a positive way.”

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo)

The former world champion was a late addition to the team following the withdrawal of Jasper Stuyven, but looked good at this month’s Paris-Nice where the Dane won a stage and looked strong on the climbs.

In addition to the above, there are a number of others that could do well today. Ineos Grenadiers have Filippo Ganna and Tom Pidcock who could do well, while south London’s Ethan Hayter, on his day, could challenge. They have former winner Michal Kwiatkowski here today, while Italian sprinter Elia Viviani is somebody that may challenge if it comes down to a bunch sprint. Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen is leading the Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl squad and will be hoping for a bunch gallop finish, while Italian team-mate Davide Ballerini may also fancy his chances.

I could probably list 20 or 30 possible winners, but will not.

01:32 PM

100km to go

The eight-man breakaway has eked out a little more time on the chasing peloton having now dropped down towards the coastline. They leads by a shade over seven minutes (7min 9sec to be precise), but nobody expects them to hold on all the way to the final climbs of the day where the race is widely expected to spark into life.

01:23 PM

Kluge abandons

Just hearing that Roger Kluge has abandoned, meaning his Lotto-Soudal team have just five riders on the road. The Belgian team did not replace Caleb Ewan and so Philippe Gilbert, who would complete the set of all five monuments if he won today, may have to do a little more work than he had hoped.

01:15 PM

Man down!

Iñigo Elosegui (Movistar) is staggering around in the middle of the road after the 24-year-old Spaniard was caught up in a crash with a handful of Bardiani-CSF-Faizane riders. Not entirely sure if Elosegui will be continuing, but he was holding his arm and looked to be in an awful of of pain. A timely reminder for all in the bunch that concentration in these long one-day races is key to success: take your eye off the wheel in front of you for a second and your day can be done.

01:00 PM

As it stands . . .

Right folks, let’s have a look at where we are. Robert Stannard (Alpecin-Fenix) was a non-starter this morning, the Australian becoming the latest rider in the peloton succumbing to illness. In the last few days former winners Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl) and Japser Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) both pulled out, while Lotto-Soudal announced on the eve of the race the Aussie sprinter Caleb Ewan, who was one of the favourites, would not start as he had stomach flu.

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Wout van Aert and Ernesto Colnago – – GETTY IMAGES

The 165-rider peloton gathered in the famous open-air Vigorelli Velodrome at around breakfast time along with the good and the great of Italian cycling. One notable face in the track centre was a certain Ernesto Colnago who was spotted chatting with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), though one suspects the famous old frame builder will be hoping Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) prevails later on this afternoon on one of his very own Colnago bicycles. Once having navigated their way through the short neutralised zone – around 6km – they passed through KM0, the official start of the race, at 9.15am (GMT).

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Almost straight from the off, an eight-man breakaway comprising Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) clipped off the front. Unsurprisingly, there were no complaints from the bunch which seemed happy enough to give them their day in the springtime sun and right now they lead by 6min 41sec with 124.5km of the race remaining.

Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) - GETTY IMAGESFilippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) - GETTY IMAGES

Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) – GETTY IMAGES

Speaking of the springtime sun, the weather forecast for Sanremo later this afternoon is for around 17°, but of most relevance is the wind. There will be a moderate tailwind of around 23km/h, though there may be gusts at up to 50km/h. If that’s the case, then it could be a very, very fast finale – much faster than usual – and positioning on the final two climbs of the Cipressa and Poggio may be more important than ever.

Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) - GETTY IMAGESFilippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) - GETTY IMAGES

Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal), Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Rivi (Eolo-Kometa), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo-Kometa), Filippo Tagliano (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alessandro Tonellli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Artyom Zakharov (Astana Qazaqstan) and Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) – GETTY IMAGES

Once into the final 30km of the race, all hell may break loose. Attack after attack may form, while riders will almost certainly jostle for position in an attempt to be near the front, but without the leading protagonists poking their noses unnecessarily into the wind. As the old cliché goes, this is the easiest race to finish, but one of the hardest to win and getting everything right on the day requires a fine balance of having the legs after over six hours of riding, patience, bravery in the descents and the ability to identify the right moment to make your move. Some say the race is boring, which if you watch it from KMO it may well be, but it has one of the most exciting finales you will see in cycling.

07:45 AM

Ciao, buon giorno!

Hello and welcome to our live rolling blog from the 113th edition of Milan-Sanremo, the 293-kilometre one-day classic from Milan to, you’ve guessed it, Sanremo.

Racing gets under way at 8.10am (GMT), but as the vast majority of readers will know Milan-Sanremo is a slow-burner of a race with very little of importance happening in the opening few hours. For that reason, Telegraph Sport will be monitoring the peloton as it weaves its way towards the final 125km before firing up the live blog ‘proper’ at around 1pm.

Today’s race is the first of five monuments of the cycling season – the others being Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia – and is the longest one-day race on the calendar.

The late Tom Simpson became the first British rider to win Milan-Sanremo in 1964 when he outwitted Frenchman Raymond Poulidor on the final Poggio climb before adding the first of three monuments to his palmarès. Mark Cavendish became the second and, as yet, only other Briton to win the race after pipping Heinrich Haussler to the line in 2009. Although both Cavendish and Haussler are competing at the highest level of the sport, neither were selected by their teams.

Italians have dominated the race since its inception in 1907 where they have won 51 of the 112 editions. Following a relative drought for the host nation, Vincenzo Nibali ended a 12-year wait for Italy with his win in 2018 – Filippo Pozzato (2006) being the previous Italian to prevail. Belgium is the second most successful nation with 22 victories following last year’s win from Jasper Stuyven.

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Jasper Stuyven – GETTY IMAGES

Although often referred to as a sprinters’ classic, over the years the race has been won by general classification riders, all-rounders and those ordinarily suited to the cobbles of northern Europe. Indeed, recent editions have been won after attacks on the final climb of the day, the Poggio, held all the way to the line, thus denying the pure sprinters the gallop finish they had been thinking of for the preceding seven hours.

Nibali may not be on the start line in the famous old Vigorelli Velodrome today, but last year he spoke at length about the race the Italians call la classicissima. Nibali’s words perfectly encapsulate the race he described as a ‘long procession’, though a procession that requires concentration from start to its frenetic finale.

“For 280 kilometres, Milan-Sanremo is like a long procession,” Nibali said. “It’s the calm before the storm because in just 20 kilometres, it becomes the hottest race, one that doesn’t forgive. Each edition is a story. Everyone knows what awaits, but no one knows what can happen from Cipressa onwards. It’s the most open classic in terms of characteristics but must be approached with the utmost attention to detail.

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Vincenzo Nibali – GETTY IMAGES

“Everyone knows that the decisive points are now the Cipressa and Poggio. But you can’t have any distractions in the long route that takes you there, starting from the neutral start, 7.6 kilometres in Milan from Castello Sforzesco to Via della Chiesa Rossa. Here the tram tracks are tricky, everyone knows this, but still someone always ends up on the ground, his race ending before beginning.

“From kilometre zero, you have to take maniacal care to eat and drink; otherwise you may end up out of reserves at a key moment. I still remember my first participation, fully motivated and gritty, my head was only set on [the] last 20 kilometres. And then, on the Capi, suddenly the lights went out and it was game over.

“Then you still have to know when to stop to pee, and not risk spending unnecessary energy to get back. Or thinking about the proper clothing for the right moment: not too light to feel cold, but also not too heavy to sweat too much.

“Even if you’ve done everything right, from Capo Mele onwards, 60 kilometres from the finish, you’re only halfway there. From that point the battle for positions begins. Watchword: being in the front. Any energy spent recovering position is one less chance to win. The Cipressa is the first test, the first selection. But be careful, don’t let yourself be deceived. Even if you pass it with ease, then comes the Poggio which, between the two, is the climb that often remains more indigestible. What happens next is what remains in the annals, what will be written in the Milan-Sanremo history for that year.”

Starting list of riders at today’s race

WorldTeams

Ag2r-Citroën (Fra): Mikaël Cherel (Fra), Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra), Bob Jungels (Lux), Greg Van Avermaet (Bel), Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel), Andrea Vendrame (Ita), Larry Warbasse (US).

Astana Qazaqstan (Kaz): Leonardo Basso (Ita), Manuele Boaro (Ita), Fabio Felline (Ita), Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz), Davide Martinelli (Ita), Gianni Moscon (Ita), Artyom Zakharov (Kaz).

Bahrain Victorious (Brn): Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn), Phil Bauhaus (Ger), Damiano Caruso (Ita), Jonathan Milan (Ita, neo-pro), Matej Mohoric (Slo), Jasha Sütterlin (Ger), Jan Tratnik (Slo).

BikeExchange-Jayco (Aus): Lawson Craddock (US), Luke Durbridge (Aus), Alex Edmondson (Aus), Alexander Konychev (Ita), Michael Matthews (Aus), Cameron Meyer (Aus), Luka Mezgec (Slo).

Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger): Giovanni Aleotti (Ita, neo-pro), Cesare Benedetti (Ita), Marco Haller (Aut), Ryan Mullen (Irl), Ide Schelling (Hol), Danny van Poppel (Ned).

Cofidis (Fra): Davide Cimolai (Ita), Simone Consonni (Ita), Bryan Coquard (Fra), Simon Geschke (Ger), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra), Szymon Sajnok (Pol), Davide Villella (Ita).

DSM (Ger): Nico Denz (Ger), Nils Eekhoff (Ned), Chris Hamilton (Aus), Soren Kragh Andersen (Den), Andreas Leknessund (Nor, neo-pro), Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned), Kevin Vermaerke (US, neo-pro).

EF Education-EasyPost (US): Alberto Bettiol (Ita), Owain Doull (GB), Jonas Rutsch (Ger), Tom Scully (NZ), James Shaw (GB), Michael Valgren (Den), Julius van den Berg (Ned).

Groupama-FDJ (Fra): Clément Davy (Fra, neo-pro), Arnaud Démare (Fra), Kevin Geniets (Hol), Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu), Quentin Pacher (Fra), Anthony Roux (Fra), Miles Scotson (Aus).

Ineos Grenadiers (GB): Filippo Ganna (Ita), Ethan Hayter (GB), Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol), Tom Pidcock (GB, neo-pro), Luke Rowe (GB), Ben Swift (GB), Elia Viviani (Ita).

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux (Bel): Biniam Ghirmay Hailu (Eri), Alexander Kristoff (Nor), Andrea Pasqualon (Ita), Simone Petilli (Ita), Lorenzo Rota (Ita), Rein Taaramae (Est), Loïc Vliegen (Bel).

Israel-Premier Tech (Isr): Matthias Brändle (Aut), Alexander Cataford (Can), Alex Dowsett (GB), Omer Goldstein (Isr), Krists Neilands (Lat), Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita), Rick Zabel (Ger).

Jumbo-Visma (Ned): Edoardo Affini (Ita), Christophe Laporte (Fra), Primoz Roglic (Slo), Wout van Aert (Bel), Tosh Van der Sande (Bel), Jos van Emden (Ned), Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel).

Lotto-Soudal (Bel): Filippo Conca (Ita, neo-pro), Frederik Frison (Bel), Philippe Gilbert (Bel), Roger Kluge (Ger), Maxim Van Gils (Bel, neo-pro), Florian Vermeersch (Bel).

Movistar (Spa): Alex Aranburu (Spa), Will Barta (US), Iñigo Elosegui (Spa), Iván García Cortina (Spa), Abner González (Pur, neo-pro), Max Kanter (Ger), Gonzalo Serrano (Spa).

Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl (Bel): Andrea Bagioli (Ita), Davide Ballerini (Ita), Mattia Cattaneo (Ita), Mikkel Frolich Honore (Den), Fabio Jakobsen (Ned), Florian Sénéchal (Fra), Zdenek Stybar (Cze).

Trek-Segafredo (US): Gianluca Brambilla (Ita), Tony Gallopin (Fra), Alex Kirsch (Lux), Jacopo Mosca (Ita), Mads Pedersen (Den), Simon Pellaud (Fra), Toms Skujins (Lat).

UAE Team Emirates (UAE): Alessandro Covi (Ita), Davide Formolo (Ita), Ryan Gibbons (SA), Tadej Pogacar (Slo), Jan Polanc (Slo), Oliviero Troia (Ita), Diego Ulissi (Ita).

ProTeams

Alpecin-Fenix (Bel): Silvan Dillier (Swi), Michael Gogl (Aut), Stefano Oldani (Ita), Jasper Philipsen (Bel), Kristian Sbaragli (Ita), Mathieu van der Poel (Ned).

Arkéa-Samsic (Fra): Maxime Bouet (Fra), Nacer Bouhanni (Fra), Romain Hardy (Fra), Kévin Ledanois (Fra), Laurent Pichon (Fra), Clément Russo (Fra), Connor Swift (GB).

Bardiani-CSF-Faizane (Ita): Luca Covili (Ita), Filippo Fiorelli (Ita), Davide Gabburo (Ita), Sacha Modolo (Ita), Luca Rastelli (Ita), Alessandro Tonelli (Ita), Filippo Zana (Ita).

Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli (Ita): Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rou), Umberto Marengo (Ita), Didier Merchan (Col), Jhonatan Restrepo (Col), Filippo Tagliani (Ita), Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (Spa).

Eolo-Kometa (Ita): Vincenzo Albanese (Ita), Davide Bais (Ita), Francesco Gavazzi (Ita), Mirco Maestri (Ita), Samuele Rivi (Ita), Diego Rosa (Ita), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Spa).

TotalEnergies (Fra): Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor), Maciej Bodnar (Pol), Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita), Daniel Oss (Ita), Peter Sagan (Svk), Julien Simon (Fra), Anthony Turgis (Fra).