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