We are ready for the 2017 Vuelta a España!

Ready to ride with the world’s best at the 2017 Vuelta a España

We are ready for the 2017 Vuelta a España!

We are ready to celebrate with the best cycling teams in the world at this year’s edition of the race, which sees Ireland's first UCI Professional Continental cycling team, Aqua Blue Sport, make their debut appearance.

The race’s 72nd edition sees the return of the legendary Alto de L'Angliru mountain stage to challenge even the world’s best climbers. After powering to victory at the Tour de France, fi’zi:k are proud to ride with Chris Froome as he sets sights on his second Grand Tour win of the year.

Eight teams with fi’zi:k saddles are ready to race the 21 stages, starting from Nîmes and finishing in Madrid, including seven WorldTour teams and the Professional Continental team Aqua Blue Sport.

Racing with our shoes are some of the world’s best across five WorldTour teams: Cannondale-Drapac’s Dylan Van Baarle; BMC Racing Team’s Alessandro De Marchi, Amaël Moinard, Damiano Caruso, Daniel Oss and Rohan Dennis; Team Sky’s Salvatore Puccio, and Orica Scott’s Christopher Juul-Jensen, Damien Howson, Jens Keukeleire and Svein Tuft.

We are ready to support the 2017 Vuelta athletes and teams as they embark upon three cycling-packed weeks for the final Grand Tour of the season.

Provisional teams riding with our saddles are:

Aqua Blue Sport (Professional Continental team) Making their WorldTour debut are Adam Blythe, Mark Christian, Stefan Denifl, Aaron Gate, Norman Lasse Hansen, Michel Kreder, Lars Petter Nordhaug and Larry Warbasse.

AG2R La Mondiale Making his first appearance at the Vuelta is team captain Romain Bardet, supported by the famous Italian climber Domenico Pozzovivo, alongside Clément Chevrier, Nico Denz, Samuel Dumoulin, Alexandre Geniez, Alexis Gougeard, Hugo Houle, Matteo Montaguti and Julien Duval.

BMC Racing Team The nine-strong team includes team captain Tejay van Garderen (Antares 00 saddle), supported by Nicolas Roche (Arione R1 saddle) and Samuel Sánchez (Antares 00 saddle) alongside Damiano Caruso (Antares 00 saddle), Alessandro De Marchi (Arione vs saddle), Rohan Dennis (Arione R1 saddle and R1B Uomo shoes), Kilian Frankiny (Aliante R1 saddle), Daniel Oss (Aliante R1 saddle and R3B shoes) and Francisco Ventoso (Arione 00 saddle).

Cannondale Drapac This edition’s Cannondale team will be lead by Giro stage winner Davide Formolo and supported by Brendan Canty, Simon Clarke, Joe Dombrowski, Tom Scully, Toms Skujiņš, Andrew Talansky, Davide Villella, Michael Woods, Hugh Carthy and Lawson Craddock.

Equipe Cycliste FDJ The FDJ line-up includes Arnaud Courteille, Marc Fournier, Johan Le Bon and Tobias Ludvigsson alongside a trio looking for victory on the flatter stages; Anthony Roux, Lorrenzo Manzin and Grand Tour debutant Daniel Hoelgaard, with the duo to watch on the climbs; Odd Christian Eiking and Jérémy Maison.

Movistar A youthful team for Movistar will be lead by Carlos Betancur, looking to build on his solid 2017 Tour de France performance, supported by Antonio Pedrero, Jorge Arcas, Richard Carapaz, Rubén Fernández, Daniel Moreno, Nelson Oliveira, Jose Joaquín Rojas and Marc Soler.

Team Dimension Data Serge Pauwels will lead this edition’s team after a strong showing at Le Tour, alongside the team’s climbers Igor Anton and Omar Fraile; supported by Mekseb Debesay, Nicholas Dougall, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg, Ben King, Merhawi Kudus, Lachlan Morton, Ben O’Connor and Youcef Reguigui.

Team Sky An eight-strong team will support team captain Chris Froome, who is looking to become the third ever rider to win both Le Tour and the Vuelta in the same year. They include David Lopez, Gianni Moscon, Wout Poels, Salvatore Puccio, Diego Rosa, Ian Stannard and two riders who also rode for Froome in the 2017 Tour de France; Christian Knees and Mikel Nieve.