Tour de France 2022 start list: The confirmed riders for this year’s race

All the riders who we know will be in attendance at the Grand Départ in Copenhagen

While rumours swell about each team's potential Tour de France roster months before the race is due to start, most squads aren’t officially announced until the week leading up to the event. Many teams tend to wait until warm-up races like the Critérium du Dauphiné and Tour de Suisse are wrapped up to finalise their line-ups, as this is a final indication of each rider’s form ahead of the main event a few weeks later.

The Tour is undoubtedly a race synonymous with big mountain passes, but this doesn’t mean all sports directors want to bring a bus full of climbers. GC teams will need bigger riders who can protect the leader on flatter stages where there are risks of crosswinds and keep them safe in hectic bunch finishes. It’s also important to bring those with big engines to do work early on in the stage to control the breakaway before the race hits some of the longer climbs.

There’s also the teams, such as Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl, who will have made their selection with the sprint stages and green jersey competition in mind. This means they will likely bring a group of strong lead out men who can deliver their sprinter to the line, rather than focussing on riders who will contest the general classification. Teams without a pure sprinter or GC hopeful might opt to bring a squad of all-rounders – those who can search for opportunistic stage wins and have the freedom to go for the breakaway on days where they might have a chance at staying away for victory. 

Read more: Tour de France 2022 route and stages

With this being said, there’s a lot to consider when choosing an eight-rider line-up for the Tour de France and it serves as one of the most important jobs for team management in the entire season. A week out from the beginning of the race, some teams have fully announced their rosters whereas others continue to keep us guessing.

UAE Team Emirates

Tadej Pogačar

George Bennett

Mikkel Bjerg

Matteo Trentin

Vegard Stake Langen

Rafał Majka

Brandon McNulty

Marc Soler

Team Jumbo-Visma

Primož Roglič

Jonas Vingegaard

Christophe Laporte

Sepp Kuss

Wout van Aert

Steven Kruijswijk

Tiesj Benoot

Nathan Van Hooydonck

Lotto-Soudal

Caleb Ewan

Philippe Gilbert

Andreas Kron

Tim Wellens

Florian Vermeersch

Brent Van Moer

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg

Frederik Frison

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

Yves Lampaert

Kasper Asgreen

Mattia Cattaneo

Tim Declerq

Andrea Bagioli

Mikkel Honoré

Fabio Jakobsen

Michael Mørkøv

Movistar Team

Enric Mas

Carlos Verona

Imanol Erviti

Iván García Cortina

Gorka Izagirre

Matteo Jorgenson

Gregor Mühlberger

Nelson Oliveira

Cofidis

Bryan Coquard

Simon Geschke

Ion Izagirre

Victor Lafay

Guillaume Martin

Anthony Perez

Benjamin Thomas

Max Walscheid

Groupama - FDJ 

David Gaudu

Thibaut Pinot

Michael Storer

Stefan Küng

Valentin Madouas

Kevin Geniets

Olivier Le Gac

Antoine Duchesne

Israel - Premier Tech

Chris Froome

Michael Woods

Jakob Fuglsang

Simon Clarke

Daryl Impey

Hugo Houle

Krists Neilands

Omer Goldstein

Team DSM

Romain Bardet

John Degenkolb

Alberto Dainese

Andreas Leknessund

Chris Hamilton

Kevin Vermaerke

Martijn Tusveld

Nils Eekhoff

AG2R Citroën Team

Ben O'Connor

Geoffrey Bouchard

Mikaël Cherel

Benoît Cosnefroy

Stan Dewulf

Bob Jungels

Oliver Naesen

Aurélien Paret-Peintre

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

Dylan Groenewegen

Luka Mezgec

Michael Matthews

Luke Durbidge

Chris Juul-Jensen

Jack Bauer

Nick Schultz

Amund Grøndahl Jansen

Bahrain - Victorious

Jack Haig

Damiano Caruso

Dylan Teuns

Matej Mohorič

Fred Wright

Luis León Sánchez

Jan Tratnik

Kamil Gradek

Astana Qazaqstan Team

Fabio Felline

Andrey Zeits

Alexey Lutsenko

Samuele Battistella

Joe Dombrowski

Dmitriy Gruzdev

Gianni Moscon

Simone Velasco

Trek - Segafredo

Mads Pedersen

Giulio Ciccone

Quinn Simmons

Tony Gallopin

Alex Kirsch

Bauke Mollema

Toms Skujiņš

Jasper Stuyven

Team Arkéa Samsic

Nairo Quintana

Warren Barguil

Maxime Bouet

Amaury Capiot

Hugo Hofstetter

Matis Louvel

Connor Swift

Łukasz Owsian

B&B Hotels - KTM

Franck Bonnamour

Cyril Barthe

Alexis Gougeard

Jérémy Lecroq

Cyril Lemoine

Luca Mozzato

Pierre Rolland

Sebastian Schönberger

TotalEnergies

Peter Sagan

Pierre Latour

Anthony Turgis

Daniel Oss

Maciej Bodnar

Alexis Vuillermoz

Christián Rodríguez

Mathieu Burgaudeau

Ineos Grenadiers

To be confirmed

Alpecin-Deceuninck

To be confirmed

Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux

To be confirmed

EF Education-EasyPost

To be confirmed