The South African WorldTour-team Dimension Data Friday her selection for the upcoming Tour de France (7-29 July) published. Compatriots Serge Pauwels and Julien Vermote will be allowed to join in the team that is mostly built around spurtbom Mark Cavendish.
The 33-year-old Briton will get fast soldiers as Renshaw, Boasson Hagen and Janse van Rensburg in his wake. ‘Cav’ has won in his career, already an impressive total of thirty tour de france stages. Last year he had the Tour left with a broken shoulder blade, after a charge by Peter Sagan in the sprint. Sagan was then used by the organization is excluded.
For the 34-year-old Pauwels is his fifth Tour, he finished in 2015 thirteenth and in 2017 nineteenth. For the 28-year-old Vermote, it was his fourth Tour.
The Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter and the South African Jay Thomson complete the Tourkern of Dimension Data.
Selection: Mark Cavendish (GBr), Mark Renshaw (Aus), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor), Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (ZAf), Serge Pauwels (BEL), Julien Vermote (BEL), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned), Jay Thomson (ZAf)