Vuelta a España 2023 Start List: Teams + Riders In Full

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With La Vuelta a España just around the corner, let’s take a look at the complete list of riders who will be rocking up to the 2023 edition of this brutal, mountainous race.

The Vuelta a España 2023 start list has a star-studded lineup, with certain teams arriving with depth, experience, and talent – while others will be arriving with a slightly underwhelming set of riders for the race.

Reigning champion, Remco Evenepoel, will arrive fresh off an individual time trial win at the UCI Cycling World Championships.

He will have to be at his best in order to match up against the frightening duo of Jonas Vingegaard and Primož Roglič. Both have seen immense success this year, with Jonas’ dominant 2023 Tour de France win and Primoz’s Giro d’Italia triumph.

But that’s not all! We should not underestimate the likes of Juan Ayuso and Geraint Thomas, strong riders, each with squad depth and robust support.

Without further ado, let’s see the Vuelta a España 2023 start list in full!

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2023 Vuelta a España Teams

UCI WorldTeams

  • AG2R Citroën Team
  • Alpecin–Deceuninck
  • Arkéa–Samsic
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • BORA–hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education–EasyPost
  • Groupama–FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché–Circus–Wanty
  • Lidl–Trek
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal–Quick-Step
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • dsm–firmenich
  • Jayco–AlUla
  • Jumbo–Visma
  • UAE Team Emirates

UCI ProTeams

  • Burgos BH
  • Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
  • Lotto–Dstny
  • Team TotalEnergies

Here are the complete teams and riders in full!

Vuelta a España 2023 Start List


Jumbo-Visma at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

Jumbo-Visma is the world’s top-ranked men’s WorldTour cycling team, and for good reason. Their La Vuelta a España team can simply be described as frightening.

Giro d’Italia winner and three-time Vuelta winner Primož Roglič is joined by Jonas Vingegaard. 

After his Tour de France victory, the Dane explained, “I’m ready for La Vuelta this year. I will be on the start line in Barcelona… I will ride with Primoz. We will go together as leaders, and I’m looking forward to it.”

With the duo riding as co-leaders, it is hard to predict who will eventually take priority. The Danish rider just displayed one of the most dominant Tour de France wins in recent years and looks to be in strong form going into the race.

Nevertheless, Roglič has also had a season to remember, with a Giro d’Italia win already under his belt, alongside no illness or injury concerns.

According to his social media, he has also enjoyed a well-earned break after winning the Giro and has since followed a long and meticulous training plan. This a stark difference from last year, when he suffered a serious crash at the Tour de France.

As if these two co-leaders weren’t enough, they are backed by an extremely strong set of domestiques around them, including an incredibly impressive Sepp Kuss and the in-form Dylan van Baarle, who won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad earlier this year.

  • ROGLIČ Primož – (Slo)
  • VINGEGAARD Jonas – (Den)
  • KUSS Sepp – (USA)
  • KELDERMAN Wilco – (Ned)
  • VAN BAARLE Dylan – (Ned)
  • VALTER Attila – (Hun)
  • GESINK Robert – (Ned)
  • TRATNIK Jan – (Slo)


Soudal-QuickStep at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

Remco Evenepoel, the reigning La Vuelta a España 2023 champion, tweaked his race plans to defend his title amid an active 2023 cycling season.

Evenepoel, the former Road Race and newly-crowned Time Trial World Champion, had his course charted – La Vuelta in 2022, followed by the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.

Unfortunately, a mid-Giro COVID-19 infection disrupted his plans, despite briefly donning the pink jersey. He looks in fine form coming into the race producing a dominant ITT victory at the recent Glasgow UCI Cycling World Championships.

  • EVENEPOEL Remco – (Bel)
  • VERVAEKE Louis – (Bel)
  • BAGIOLI Andrea – (Ita)
  • HIRT Jan – (Cze)
  • KNOX James – (GBr)
  • PEDERSEN Casper – (Den)
  • SERRY Pieter – (Bel)
  • CATTANEO Mattia – (Ita)

UAE Team Emirates

This year UAE’s frontman is the dynamic Spanish powerhouse Juan Ayuso, a rising star who ignites the road with his electrifying talent.

Hailing from the vibrant city of Barcelona, Ayuso’s career has seen a remarkable tale of triumph, including the coveted Spanish road and time trial championships. Not to be contained, he even won the illustrious Tour of Portugal title.

Ayuso has had a remarkable 2023 thus far, including an impressive second place at Tour de Suisse and an even more impressive U23 victory at the Giro d’Italia.

And let us not forget the resounding crescendo of his debut at last year’s Vuelta a España, where he graced the podium with a triumphant third-place finish amidst the towering landscape of Madrid. He’ll likely be aiming to better his efforts this year.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a while longer to see Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, and Tadej Pogačar facing up to each other.

After the UCI Worlds Time Trial, the Slovenian said:

“I’ve been on a high level since February; there’s no chance to do the Vuelta. We have a super good team for the Vuelta. I don’t want to even interfere with them… I think our team in the Vuelta can go for the win. I will be couch selection for one time.”

  • VINE Jay – (Aus)
  • AYUSO Juan – (Spa)
  • ALMEIDA João – (Por)
  • SOLER Marc – (Spa)
  • OLIVEIRA Rui – (Por)
  • MOLANO Juan Sebastián – (Col)
  • FISHER-BLACK Finn – (Aus)
  • NOVAK Domen – (Slo)

Ineos Grenadiers

Famous for their meticulous preparation and significant financial backing, the Ineos Grenadiers roster for the 2023 Vuelta arguably lacks a little of the firepower boasted by their major rivals.

However, they will be headed by Welsh veteran Geraint Thomas, who narrowly missed out on a Giro d’Italia victory earlier this year.

He will have support from fellow former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, as the Colombian continues his recovery from the horror training crash that almost killed him.

Filippo Ganna will have a few opportunities at stage wins with two pivotal time trials: a team effort on Stage 1 and a flat individual stage post-rest day.

However, he’ll face stiff competition in the form of Stefan Bissegger, Olympic champion Roglič, and UCI champion Evenepoel.

  • THOMAS Geraint – (GBr)
  • DE PLUS Laurens – (Bel)
  • ARENSMAN Thymen – (Ned)
  • GANNA Filippo – (Ita) 
  • BERNAL Egan – (Col)
  • CASTROVIEJO Jonathan – (Spa)
  • FRAILE Omar – (Spa)
  • HEIDUK Kim – (Ger)

EF Education-Easypost

EF Education-EasyPost at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

Richard Carapaz had a disastrous start to the Tour de France with a gut-wrenching crash during Stage 1, forcing him out of the race.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t made it to the start line for La Vuelta either.

Swiss rider Stefan Bissegger will no doubt have his eyes set on a time trial triumph, while Britain’s Hugh Carthy will look to replicate the form that took him to third place overall at the 2020 Vuelta.

  • BISSEGGER Stefan – (Swi)
  • VAN DEN BERG Marijn – (Ned)
  • CARTHY Hugh – (GB)
  • PICCOLO Andrea – (Ita)
  • CAICEDO Jonathan Klever – (Ecu)
  • CAMARGO Diego Andrés – (Col)
  • QUINN Sean – (USA)
  • VAN DEN BERG Julius – (Ned)


After a disappointing Tour de France, Groupama-FDJ looks to be heading back to the drawing board.

  • GRÉGOIRE Romain – (Fra)
  • MARTINEZ Lenny – (Fra)
  • ASKEY Lewis – (GBr)
  • DAVY Clément – (Fra)
  • MOLARD Rudy – (Fra)
  • GERMANI Lorenzo – (Ita)
  • STORER Michael – (Aus)
  • WATSON Samuel – (GBr)

Bahrain Victorious

Bahrain Victorious at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

After a successful Tour de France, Bahrain Victorious will hope to grab a few stages in this year’s La Vuelta a España.

  • OELS Wout – (Ned)
  • CARUSO Damiano – (Ita)
  • BUITRAGO Santiago – (Col)
  • GOVEKAR Matevž – (Slo)
  • GRADEK Kamil – (Pol)
  • LANDA Mikel – (Spa)
  • SÜTTERLIN Jasha – (Bel)
  • IBERI Antonio – (Ita)

Movistar Team

Movistar at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

Movistar’s team leader, Enric Mas, was unfortunately taken down in the same Tour de France crash alongside Richard Carapaz, forcing his race to a close after just a few hours.

Mas has three 2nd-place finishes in the overall standings at the Vuelta. Can the Spaniard go one better in 2023?

Movistar has a rich history in La Vuelta a España, yet hasn’t managed to replicate their dazzling 2016 victory.

  • MAS Enric – (Spa)
  • ERVITI Imanol – (Spa)
  • ARCAS Jorge – (Spa)
  • GARCÍA CORTINA Iván – (Spa)
  • LAZKANO Oier – (Spa)
  • OLIVEIRA Nelson – (Por)
  • RUBIO Einer Augusto – (Col)
  • GUERREIRO Ruben (Por)


BORA-hansrgrohe at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana team presentation.

BORA-hansgrohe has won 8 stage victories at the Vuelta a España, and will look to add to that number at this year’s event through the likes of Aleksandr Vlasov and Lennard Kämna.

  • VLASOV Aleksandr
  • HIGUITA Sergio – (Col)
  • ZWIEHOFF Ben – (Ger)
  • KÄMNA Lennard – (Ger)
  • UIJTDEBROEKS Cian – (Bel)
  • BUCHMANN Emanuel – (Bel)
  • DENZ Nico – (Bel)
  • KOCH Jonas – (Bel)


In last year’s race, Lidl-Trek had resounding success in the form of Mad Pedersen’s triplet of stage victories, winning the green jersey in the process.

Lidl-Trek has arrived with a strong team with great depth, so expect them to challenge for some stage wins in the race.

  • MOLLEMA Bauke – (Ned)
  • LÓPEZ Juan Pedro – (Spa)
  • BERNARD Julien – (Fra)
  • ELISSONDE Kenny – (Fra)
  • GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel – (Eri)
  • MOSCA Jacopo – (Ita)
  • THEUNS Edward – (Bel)
  • VERGAERDE Otto – (Bel)

AG2R Citroën Team

  • GODON Dorian – (Fra)
  • CHEREL Mikaël – (Fra)
  • VENDRAME Andrea – (Ita)
  • BOUCHARD Geoffrey – (Fra)
  • LAPEIRA Paul – (Fra)
  • TOUZÉ Damien – (Fra)
  • WARBASSE Larry – (USA)
  • PRODHOMME Nicolas – (Fra)


  • OSBORNE Jason – (Ger)
  • GHYS Robbe – (Bel)
  • GROVES Kaden – (Aus)
  • BALLERSTEDT Maurice – (Bel)
  • BAYER Tobias – (Aut)
  • GAZE Samuel – (Aus)
  • JANSSENS Jimmy – (Bel)
  • PLANCKAERT Edward – (Bel)


  • HERREGODTS Rune – (Bel)
  • VAN POPPEL Boy – (Ned)
  • TAARAMÄE Rein – (Est)
  • THIJSSEN Gerben – (Bel)
  • GOOSSENS Kobe – (Bel)
  • JOHANSEN Julius – (Den)
  • PAGE Hugo – (Fra)
  • COSTA Rui (Pt)


  • HERRADA Jesús – (Spa)
  • CIMOLAI Davide – (Ita)
  • BIDARD François – (Fra)
  • CARVALHO Andre – (Pt)
  • COQUARD Bryan (Fra)
  • FERNÁNDEZ Rubén – (Spa)
  • HERRADA Jesús – (Spa)
  • ROCHAS Rémy – (Fra)


  • MILESI Lorenzo – (Ita)
  • BARDET Romain – (Fra)
  • COMBAUD Romain – (Fra)
  • FLYNN Sean – (GBr)
  • HAMILTON Chris – (GBr)
  • ONLEY Oscar – (Aus)
  • POOLE Max – (GBr)
  • DAINESE Alberto – (Ita)


  • ENGELHARDT Felix – (Ger)
  • ZANA Filippo – (Ita)
  • DUNBAR Eddie – (Irl)
  • SOBRERO Matteo – (Ita)
  • SCOTSON Callum – (Aus)
  • HEPBURN Michael – (Aus)
  • BERHE Welay Hagos – (Eth)
  • MAAS Jan – (Ned)


  • VAUQUELIN Kévin – (Fra)
  • RODRÍGUEZ Cristián – (Spa)
  • GESBERT Élie – (Fra)
  • HOFSTETTER Hugo – (Fra)
  • LE BERRE Mathis – (Fra)
  • LEDANOIS Kévin – (Fra)
  • OWSIAN Łukasz – (Pol)
  • RIES Michel – (Lux)

Astana Qazaqstan

  • DE LA CRUZ David – (Spa)
  • BATTISTELLA Samuele – (Ita)
  • FELLINE Fabio – (Ita)
  • PRONSKIY Vadim – (Kz)
  • ROMO Javier – (Spa)
  • SÁNCHEZ Luis León – (Spa)
  • ZEITS Andrey – (Kz)


  • KRON Andreas – (Den)
  • VAN EETVELT Lennert – (Bel)
  • MENTEN Milan – (Bel)
  • MONIQUET Sylvain – (Bel)
  • DE GENDT Thomas – (Bel)
  • DRIZNERS Jarrad – (Aus)
  • GRIGNARD Sébastien – (Bel)
  • SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo – (Arg)


  • OURSELIN Paul – (Fra)
  • CRAS Steff – (Bel)
  • BONNET Thomas – (Fra)
  • DOUBEY Fabien – (Fra)
  • JOUSSEAUME Alan – (Fra)
  • LATOUR Pierre – (Fra)
  • OURSELIN Paul – (Fra)
  • SOUPE Geoffrey – (Fra)
  • VAN GESTEL Dries – (Bel)

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

  • BARRENETXEA Jon – (Spa)
  • AULAR Orluis – (Ven)
  • BARCELÓ Fernando – (Spa)
  • BALDERSTONE Abel – (Spa)
  • NICOLAU Joel – (Spa)
  • CEPEDA Jefferson Alveiro – (Ecu)
  • PRADES Eduard – (Spa)
  • AMEZQUETA Julen – (Spa)

Burgos BH

  • DÍAZ José Manuel – (Spa)
  • BARTHE Cyril – (Fra)
  • BOL Jetse – (Ned)
  • EZQUERRA Jesús – (Spa)
  • FAGUNDEZ Eric Antonio – (Uru)
  • NAVARRO Daniel – (Spa)
  • OKAMIKA Ander – (Spa)
  • SÁNCHEZ Pelayo – (Spa)
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As a qualified sports massage therapist and personal trainer with eight years' experience in the field, Ben plays a leading role in BikeTips' injury and recovery content. Alongside his professional experience, Ben is an avid cyclist, splitting his time between his road and mountain bike. He is a particular fan of XC ultra-endurance biking, but nothing beats bikepacking with his mates. Ben has toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, French Alps, and the Pyrenees ticking off as many iconic cycling mountains as he can find. He currently lives in the Picos de Europa of Spain's Asturias region, a stone's throw from the legendary Altu de 'Angliru - a spot that allows him to watch the Vuelta a España roll past his doorstep each summer.

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