The Giro Rosa, the world's hardest women's stage race, will welcome 24 teams to the 10-day race at the start of July.

The Giro Rosa, arguably the most difficult and prestigious race on the Women’s WorldTour calendar, will welcome 24 teams to the 2016 race, which runs July 1-10 in Italy. Naturally, Italian teams will be most prevalent in the peloton with seven squads in the line-up. But a home rider hasn’t won the race since 2008 when Fabiana Luperini claimed the pink jersey. Anna van der Breggen is anticipated to return as defending champion, with her Dutch Rabo-Liv team. Two-time winner Mara Abbott of the U.S. is expected to race as well, with her British Wiggle – High5 team.

Italy

Alè Cipollini
Aromitalia – Vaiano
Bepink
Inpa – Bianchi
Servetto – Footon
S.C. Michela Fanini
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo

The Netherlands

Boels Dolmans
Rabo – Liv
Liv – Plantur

Germany

Canyon – SRAM
Cervelo – Bigla

USA

Cylance Pro Cycling
Hagens Berman – Supermint

Belgium

Lensworld Zannata
Lotto – Soudal Ladies

Spain

Bizkaia – Durango
Lointek

Slovenia

BTC City Ljubljana

Great Britain

Wiggle – High5

Kazakhstan

Astana Women’s Team

Norway

Hitec-Products

France

Poitou – Charentes.Futuroscope.86)

Argentina

Xirayas de San Luis Team