André Greipel will be on the 12th of August not to participate in the road race of the european championships in the Scottish capital, Glasgow. His team Lotto Soudal requires him to take part in other competitions. That made the German cycling federation BDR Tuesday known. As will be Greipel, among more start in the Tour of Poland (4-10 August). Also the French selection for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS is now widely known. Coach Cyrille Guimard counts on the fast legs of sprinters Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) and Christophe Laporte (Cofidis).
By the cancellation of Greipel remains John Degenkolb (Pull-Segafredo) as the only German leader. Greipel takes his team mate Marcel Sieberg. The German selection, which have been reduced had to be from ten to eight, is so complete. Degenkolb gets the company of Nico Denz (Ag2R La Mondiale), Joshua Huppertz (Lotto-Core Haus), Jonas Koch (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Roger Kluge (Mitchelton-Scott), Alexander Krieger (Leopard Pro Cycling), Marcel Meisen (Corendon-Circus) and Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin). The choice for cyclo cross rider Marcel Meisen is striking. The time trial will be ridden by Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) and Marco Mathis (Katusha). Tony Martin (Katusha) fell during the Tour de france with a fracture in the spine and is not available.
The French EK-selection has now also been announced. Coach Cyrille Guimard suggested fast men Bryan Coquard and Christophe Laporte as team leaders. They will be assisted by Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale), Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fortuneo-Samsic), Damien Touzé (Saint-Michel-Auber 93), Angelo Tulik (Direct Energy) and Anthony Turgis (Cofidis). Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) also hoped on EK-participation, but bites the dust.