List of teams and cyclists in the 2011 Giro d'Italia
All 18 UCI ProTeams are invited automatically and obligated to attend, with nine cyclists per team. Two UCI Professional Continental were announced well ahead of time, Androni Giocattoli and Farnese Vini–Neri Sottoli. UCI rules normally limit races to a peloton of 200 riders, but the Giro received special dispensation for a 207-rider peloton, allowing a 23rd team. The three additional invited teams are Acqua & Sapone, Colnago–CSF Inox, and Geox–TMC. Despite talk that ProTeam Vacansoleil–DCM might be excluded to the doping scandals involving team members Riccardo Riccò and Ezequiel Mosquera, they were included pursuant to UCI rules.
The cyclists wore numbers from 1 to 229; the first team had numbers 1 to 9, the second team 11 to 19, etc. The exception to this rule was the Farnese Vini–Neri Sottoli, who wore numbers 150 to 158 instead of 151 to 159, thus giving Italian champion Giovanni Visconti the number 150, as in 2011 it is 150 years after Italy was unified in the Kingdom of Italy.
|No.||Starting number worn by the rider during the Giro|
|Pos.||Position in the general classification|
|†||Denotes riders born on or after 1 January 1986 eligible for the Young rider classification|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Points classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Young rider classification (eligibility indicated by †)|
|DNS||Denotes a rider who did not start,
followed by the stage before which he withdrew
|DNF||Denotes a rider who did not finish,
followed by the stage in which he withdrew
|HD||Denotes a rider who failed to finish within the time limit,
followed by the stage in which this occurred
|Age correct as of 7 May 2011, the date on which the Giro began|
‡ Died as a result of a collision
|Country||No. of riders||Finishers||Stage wins|
|Italy||62||51||5 (Alessandro Petacchi, Oscar Gatto, Diego Ulissi, Eros Capecchi, Paolo Tiralongo)|
|Spain||25||23||6 (Ángel Vicioso, Francisco Ventoso, Alberto Contador x2, Igor Antón, Mikel Nieve)|
|Netherlands||11||9||1 (Pieter Weening)|
|Belgium||10||9||1 (Bart De Clercq)|
|France||10||9||1 (John Gadret)|
|United Kingdom||5||3||3 (Mark Cavendish x2, David Millar)|
|Belarus||4||4||1 (Vasil Kiryienka)|
|Venezuela||3||2||1 (José Rujano)|
- Androni Giocattoli Team Wins The Italian Championship | Cyclingnews.com
- Italian champ Visconti and Farnese Vini team guaranteed a ride in 2011 Giro d’Italia
- Giro D’Italia: RCS Sport Invites 23 Teams | Cyclingnews.com
- "Visconti has a special number with it being 150 years since Italy's unification". Cyclingnews. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "Team of Wouter Weylandt quits the Giro" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-05-10.
- "Farrar quits the Giro: "Wouter Weylandt was like a brother to me"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-05-10.
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