A mix of Grand Tour riders and Classics specialist will compete on the gravel roads of Tuscany on March 5

It’s not often that the climbers of the Grand Tours and the power riders of the Classics go head-to-head for the win, but then not every race is like Strade Bianche (March 5).

With it’s mix of climbs and gravel sectors, there’s a chance for both types of rider to make their mark on the race, with 2016 already boasting an impressive line-up that includes Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) as well as former winners in Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep).

The race, which has become a fan favourite since its inception in 2007, covers 176km out and back to Siena, taking on 52.8km of the white gravel roads for which is has become best known.

Start list:

ETIXX – QUICK-STEP
1. STYBAR Zdenek
2. BRAMBILLA Gianluca
3. JUNGELS Bob
4. LAMPAERT Yves
5. MARTIN Tony
6. TRENTIN Matteo
7. VAKOC Petr
8. VERMOTE Julien

AG2R LA MONDIALE
11. BAKELANDTS Jan
12. BONNAFOND Guillaume
13. DUPONT Hubert
14. HOULE Hugo
15. MINARD Sebastien
16. MONTAGUTI Matteo
17. SERGENT Jesse
18. TURGOT Sebastien

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC
21. BANDIERA Marco
22. BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
23. CECCHINEL Giorgio
24. DALL’ANTONIA Tiziano
25. FRAPPORTI Marco
26. NARDIN Alberto
27. SELVAGGI Mirko
28. TVETCOV Serghei

ASTANA PRO TEAM
31. NIBALI Vincenzo
32. AGNOLI Valerio
33. CAPECCHI Eros
34. FUGLSANG Jakob
35. GRIVKO Andriy
36. SMUKULIS Gatis
37. ROSA Diego
38. MALACARNE Davide

BARDIANI CSF
41. COLBRELLI Sonny
42. BOEM Nicola
43. BARBIN Enrico
44. CICCONE Giulio
45. PIRAZZI Stefano
46. ROTA Lorenzo
47. ZARDINI Edoardo
48. BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel

BMC RACING TEAM
51. VAN AVERMAET Greg
52. BOOKWALTER Brent
53. CARUSO Damiano
54. DE MARCHI Alessandro
55. DRUCKER Jean Pierre
56. OSS Daniel
57. PHINNEY Taylor
58. QUINZIATO Manuel

CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE
61. REBELLIN Davide
62. DE LA PARTE Victor
63. GROSSHARTNER Felix
64. HIRT Jan
65. HONKISZ Adrian
66. MATYSIAK Bartlomiej
67. PATERSKI Maciej
68. PLUCINSKI Leszek

LAMPRE – MERIDA
71. ULISSI Diego
72. CATTANEO Mattia
73. CONTI Valerio
74. FERRARI Roberto
75. MODOLO Sacha
76. MORI Manuele
77. NIEMIEC Przemyslaw
78. ZURLO Federico

LOTTO SOUDAL
81. BENOOT Tiesj
82. BROECKX Stig
83. DE CLERCQ Bart
84. LIGTHART Pim
85. MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
86. MONFORT Maxime
87. ROELANDTS Jurgen
88. VALLS FERRI Rafael

MOVISTAR TEAM
91. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
92. AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA Andrey
93. HERRADA LOPEZ José
94. QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
95. SOLER Marc
96. SÜTTERLIN Jasha
97. VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco J.
98. VISCONTI Giovanni

NIPPO – VINI FANTINI
101. BOLE Grega
102. BERLATO Giacomo
103. CUNEGO Damiano
104. DE NEGRI Pier Paolo
105. FILOSI Iuri
106. GROSU Eduard Michael
107. STACCHIOTTI Riccardo
108. ZILIOLI Gianfranco

ORICA GREENEDGE
111. CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
112. EDMONDSON Alexander
113. HAYMAN Mathew
114. HOWSON Damien
115. JUUL JENSEN Christopher
116. KEUKELEIRE Jens
117. MEIER Christian
118. PLAZA MOLINA Ruben

SOUTHEAST – VENEZUELA
121. BELLETTI Manuel
122. BUSATO Matteo
123. FEDI Andrea
124. POZZATO Filippo
125. SANZ Enrique
126. TEDESCHI Mirko
127. TROSINO Mirko
128. ZHUPA Eugert

TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO
131. GESINK Robert
132. BATTAGLIN Enrico
133. LEEZER Thomas
134. LINDEMAN Bertjan
135. ROGLIC Primoz
136. ROOSEN Timo
137. TEUNISSEN Mike
138. VAN ASBROECK Tom

TEAM NOVO NORDISK
141. DE MESMAEKER Kevin
142. KAMSTRA Brian
143. LEFRANCOIS Nicolas
144. LOZANO RIBA David
145. MEGIAS LEAL Javier
146. PERON Andrea
147. PLANET Charles
148. VERSCHOOR Martijn

TEAM SKY
151. INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat
152. BOSWELL Ian
153. DEIGNAN Philip
154. LANDA MEANA Mikel
155. NORDHAUG Lars Petter
156. POELS Wouter
157. PUCCIO Salvatore
158. ROCHE Nicholas

TINKOFF
161. SAGAN Peter
162. BENNATI Daniele
163. BLYTHE Adam
164. BODNAR Maciej
165. BRUTT Pavel
166. GATTO Oscar
167. KREUZIGER Roman
168. MCCARTHY Jay

TREK – SEGAFREDO
171. CANCELLARA Fabian
172. ALAFACI Eugenio
173. COLEDAN Marco
174. IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel
175. NIZZOLO Giacomo
176. POPOVYCH Yaroslav
177. STUYVEN Jasper
178. VAN POPPEL Boy