The Grand Départ of the 108th Tour de France is on 26 June 2021. In the coming days, the 23 teams selected for the race will reveal their selection of eight riders. As the formal announcements are made, we’ll update this page.

 


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Some teams wait as long as possible before finalising their selection, while others have announced their intended line-up well in advance of the 2021 Tour de France (26 June – 18 July). Below are the selections that have been confirmed by their respective teams.

 

Please note, however, that these could be subject to change as the date of the Grand Départ draws closer.

 

Rider lists on this page are in alphabetical order. The sequence will change when the ‘dossards’ (race numbers) are formalised by the Tour organisers, ASO, with the nominated leader of each team given the number ending in ‘1’.

 

The first team to confirm its selection was the Dutch outfit of last year’s runner-up, Primoz Roglic. Jumbo-Visma will return to the Tour with big hopes of going one better in the battle for GC honours.

 

The Australian contingent has increased significantly since the 2020 edition when there were only two riders in the peloton – Richie Porte (who finished third on GC) and Caleb Ewan (who won two stages).

 

This year we see the arrival of Ben O’Connor as a Tour de France rider as he joins Greg Van Avermaet and a revamped, new-look AG2R Citroën Team. But he’s not the only Aussie debutant, with Harry Sweeny also getting the nod from his team in his first full season at Lotto Soudal.

 

On the same day that Sweeny’s spot in the Tour was confirmed, another Australian Tour debutant was listed in the line-up for his French team. Groupama-FDJ will have a different approach in 2021 with Thibaut Pinot absent, making way for a two-pronged attack: David Gaudu for GC and Arnaud Démare for sprints. Assisting these two Frenchmen in their respective quests will be former Australian champion Miles Scotson.

 

Richie Porte returns to the Tour, this time in the familiar role of super-domestique for the British-registered Ineos Grenadiers team that has been so dominant since winning the yellow jersey for the first time in 2012 (with Bradley Wiggins, and with the support of Porte).

 

Although the route in 2021 features two time trials (stages five and 20), the former TT world champion and one-time yellow jersey wearer, Rohan Dennis – another Aussie on the Grenadiers payroll – will not be at the Grand Départ on 26 June. He didn’t make the selection of eight, which will be aiming for another title with Geraint Thomas as outright leader, with Richard Carapaz there as a potential plan-B… and Porte as plan-C? It’s possible. He’s in flying form this year!

 

Jack Haig earns a special mention as he’s been nominated as the leader for his Bahrain-Victorious team for the 2021 Tour “with GC ambitions following his solid performance at the Dauphine”. He has an impressive support cast for what is shaping up to be an interesting race for Australian fans.

 

Simon Clarke, a former stage winner (TTT, stage 4, 2013) will be back at the Tour in 2021, this time as the road captain for Qhubeka-Assos. This announcement came from the team on 18 June and raised the tally of Australians in the Tour to seven.

 

This year there will be three Australians in the Team Bike Exchange colours, including the national TT champion Luke Durbridge and GC hope / debutant Lucas Hamilton.

 

Significantly, we also see a return to Le Tour for Michael Matthews, winner of the green jersey in 2017, who has rejoined the Australian-registered team after a hiatus of three years when he was part of the Sunweb squad.

 

 


 

AG2R Citroën Team (FRA) ACT

Source: team announcement (email, 11 June. Finalised: 22 June)

  • Benoît Cosnefroy 
  • Dorian Godon
  • Oliver Naesen
  • Ben O’Connor
  • Aurélien Paret-Peintre 
  • Nans Peeters
  • Michael Schär
  • Greg Van Avermaet 

 


 

Alpecin-Fenix (BEL) AFC

Source: email correspondence (10 June). Selection finalised 21 June.

  • Silvan Dillier
  • Tim Merlier
  • Xandro Meurisse
  • Jasper Philipsen
  • Jonas Rickaert
  • Kristian Sbaragli
  • Petr Vakoč
  • Mathieu van der Poel

 


 

Astana-Premier Tech (KAZ) APT

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Alex Aranburu
  • Stefan De Bod
  • Omair Fraile
  • Jakob Fuglsang
  • Dmitriy Gruzdev
  • Hugo Houle
  • Ion Izagirre
  • Alexey Lutsenko

 


 

Bahrain-Victorious (BRN) TBV

Source: team announcement (18 June)

  • Pello Bilbao
  • Sonny Colbrelli 
  • Jack Haig
  • Marco Haller
  • Matej Mohorič
  • Wout Poels
  • Dylan Teuns
  • Fred Wright

 


 

Bora-Hansgrohe (GER) BOH

Source: team announcement (email, 15 June)

  • Emanuel Buchmann
  • Wilco Kelderman
  • Patrick Konrad
  • Daniel Oss
  • Lukas Pöstlberger
  • Nils Politt
  • Peter Sagan
  • Ide Schelling

 


 

B&B Hôtels presented by KTM (FRA) BBK

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Cyril Barthe
  • Franck Bonnamour
  • Maxime Chevalier
  • Bryan Coquard
  • Cyril Gautier
  • Cyril Lemoine
  • Quentin Pacher
  • Pierre Rolland

 


 

Cofidis, Solutions Crédit (FRA) COF

Source: team announcement (22 June)

  • Ruben Fernandez
  • Simon Geschke
  • Jesús Herrada
  • Christophe Laporte
  • Guillaume Martin
  • Anthony Perez
  • Pierre-Luc Périchon
  • Jelle Wallays

 


 

Deceuninck-Quickstep (BEL) DQT

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Julian Alaphilippe
  • Kasper Asgreen
  • Davide Ballerini 
  • Mattia Cattaneo
  • Mark Cavendish
  • Tim Declercq
  • Dries Devenyns
  • Michael Mørkøv

 


 

EF Education First-Nippo

Source: team announcement (22 June)

  • Stefan Bissegger
  • Magnus Cort
  • Ruben Guerreiro
  • Sergio Higuita
  • Neilson Powless
  • Jonas Rutsch
  • Rigoberto Uran
  • Michael Valgren

 


 

Groupama-FDJ (FRA) GFC

Source: team announcement (18 June)

  • Bruno Amirail
  • Arnaud Démare 
  • David Gaudu 
  • Jacopo Guarnieri
  • Ignatas Konovalovas
  • Stefan Küng
  • Valentin Madouas
  • Miles Scotson

 


 

Ineos Grenadiers (GBR) IGD

Source: team announcement (18 June)

  • Richard Carapaz
  • Jonathan Castroviejo
  • Tao Geoghegan Hart
  • Michal Kwiatkowski
  • Richie Porte
  • Luke Rowe
  • Geraint Thomas
  • Dylan van Baarle

 


 

Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux (BEL) IWG

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Jan Bakelants
  • Jonas Koch
  • Louis Meintjes
  • Lorenzo Rota
  • Boy van Poppel
  • Danny van Poppel
  • Loïc Vliegen
  • Georg Zimmermann

 


 

Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR) ISN

Source: team announcement (website, starting 15 June)

  • Guillaume Boivin
  • Chris Froome
  • Omer Goldstein
  • André Greipel
  • Reto Hollenstein
  • Dan Martin
  • Michael Woods
  • Rick Zabel

 


 

Jumbo-Visma (NED) TJV

Source: team announcement (email, 26 April)

  • Robert Gesink
  • Steven Kruijswijk
  • Sepp Kuss
  • Tony Martin
  • Primoz Roglic
  • Mike Teunissen
  • Wout van Aert
  • Jonas Vingegaard

 


 

Lotto Soudal (BEL) LTS

Source: team announcement (18 June)

  • Jasper De Buyst
  • Thomas De Gendt
  • Caleb Ewan
  • Philippe Gilbert
  • Roger Kluge
  • Harry Sweeny
  • Tosh van der Sande
  • Brent van Moer

 


 

Movistar Team (ESP) MOV

Source: online announcement (Movistar homepage, 16 June – final selection added 21 June)

  • Jorge Arcas
  • Ivan Cortina
  • Emanol Erviti
  • Miguel Angel Lopez
  • Enric Mas
  • Marc Soler
  • Alejandro Valverde
  • Carlos Verona

 


 

Team Arkea-Samsic (FRA) ARK

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Warren Barguil
  • Nacer Bouhanni
  • Anthony Delaplace
  • Élie Gesberts
  • Dan McLay
  • Clémont Russo
  • Connor Swift
  • Nairo Quintana

 


 

Team Bike Exchange (AUS) BEX

Source: team announcement (21 June)

  • Esteban Chaves
  • Luke Durbridge
  • Amund Grøndahl Jansen
  • Lucas Hamilton
  • Chris Juul-Jensen
  • Michael Matthews
  • Luka Mezgec
  • Simon Yates

 


 

Team DSM (GER) DSM

Source: team announcement (22 June)

  • Søren Kragh Andersen
  • Tiesj Benoot
  • Cees Bol
  • Mark Donovan
  • Nils Eekhoff
  • Joris Nieuwenhuis 
  • Casper Pedersen
  • Jasha Sütterlin

 


 

Team Qhubeka-Assos (RSA) TQA

Source: team announcement (18 June).

  • Carlos Barbero
  • Sean Bennett
  • Victor Campenaerts
  • Simon Clarke
  • Nic Dlamini
  • Michael Gogl
  • Sergio Henao
  • Max Walscheid

Note: Fabio Aru was originally listed in the selection of 8, but he was replaced by Barbero on 21 June.

 


 

Team Total-Direct Energie (FRA) TDE

Source: team announcement 21 June

  • Edvald Boasson Hagen
  • Jérémy Cabot
  • Victor de la Parte 
  • Fabian Doubey
  • Cristian Rogriguez
  • Anthony Turgis
  • Julien Simon
  • Pierre Latour

 

Note: New jersey revealed (16 June) for TDF 2021

 


 

Trek-Segafredo (USA) TFS

Source: team announcement (22 June)

  • Julien Bernard
  • Kenny Elissonde
  • Bauke Mollema
  • Vincenzo Nibali
  • Mads Pedersen
  • Toms Skujins
  • Jasper Stuyven
  • Edward Theuns

 


 

UAE Team Emirates (UAE) UAD

Source: team announcement (22 June)

  • Tadej Pogačar
  • Rafal Majka
  • Davide Formolo
  • Brandon McNulty
  • Marc Hirschi
  • Mikkel Bjerg
  • Vegard Stake Laengen
  • Rui Costa