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The start of the 2021 Giro d’Italia in Turin is now just four days away. Team rosters have been confirmed, and the overall contenders, sprinters, climbers and breakaway artists will be preparing to tackle the first Grand Tour of the season.
With 184 names on the start list , spread across 19 WorldTour teams and four ProTeams, there are plenty of famous faces, in-form riders and riders to watch ready to do battle in Italy.
But who will be leading the 23 teams, and what are their main aims over the next three weeks?
We’ve sifted through every team, picking out their leaders, riders to watch and their main objectives for the Corsa Rosa , outlining the perfect outcome for each squad and what they need to do in order to achieve it.
Here’s our 2021 Giro d’Italia team-by-team guide. Champoussin on his way to fourth at Trofeo Laigueglia (Image credit: Bettini Photo) With Romain Bardet and Pierre Latour leaving last winter, the French team have parked their Grand Tour ambitions for the time being, focusing more on the Classics. That said, in Clément Champoussin, they have one of the most promising French talents, and the Giro will be a key step in his development. The 22-year-old impressed at last year’s Vuelta on his Grand Tour debut and while it’s too soon to say he can be competitive at this Giro, he will nevertheless be a protected rider and will see how far he can go […]