Quick-Step Floors Friday his selection for the upcoming Tour of Spain (August 25-september 16) announced. The Belgian WorldTour formation relies on spurtbom Elia Viviani for the stage wins. With Laurens De Plus, Dries Devenyns and Pieter Serry were three belgians selected. Bora-Hansgrohe may be the extract with the presence of Peter Sagan.
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The Vueltakern of Quick-Step is completed by the Danes Kasper Asgreen and Michael Morkov, the Spaniard Enric Mas and the Italian rider Fabio Sabatini.
For stage wins is in the first instance, looked at spurtkoning Viviani. The Italian was at the end of June national champion and won this season, including four stages in the Giro, the Three day of De Panne and two stages and the overall classification in the Tour of Dubai. “Elijah is the card that we draw in the bunch sprints” confirmed sports director Rik Van Slycke. “He gets Fabio (Sabatini, red) and Michael (Morkov, red) in support. Thing is to be careful to jump with our forces in this Vuelta. The field is of a very high level and there are quite a number of treacherous stages. They seem at first flat, but they are not. You can also the wind and heat play a major role in the werdstrijdverloop.”
With Kasper Asgreen (23), Laurens De Plus (22) and Enric Mas (23) counts the team of three young men. Especially that last is in your own country, the one and the other one expected. “Enric start in a free role,” said Van Slycke. “We are putting no pressure on him, we will see whether he is for a standings will be riding or not. For Laurens it is pretty much the same. He made last year in the Giro impression in the climbing. Kasper, for his part, is on his first Major Tour, a major and important step in his career.”
Selection Of Quick-Step:
Kasper Asgreen (S), Laurens De Plus (BEL), Dries Devenyns (BEL), Enric Mas (Spa), Michael Morkov (Den), Fabio Sabatini (Ita), Pieter Serry (BEL), Elia Viviani (Ita)
Peter Sagan choose Vuelta as preparation for WORLDS
The Slovaak Peter Sagan has his participation in the Vuelta is confirmed, so was his team Bora-Hansgrohe Friday known.
“The Vuelta fits in perfectly with my preparations for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Innsbruck”, left the triple world champion to know. There, he hopes, for the fourth time in a row world champion of cycling.
The 28-year-old Sagan had already intimated in the Vuelta will start, for the first time since 2015. At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow he had last weekend, still have to specify since he last suffered a crash during the Tour de France. Before Sagan to Spain draws, driving time, the Cyclassics in Hamburg.
Bora-Hansgrohe: Peter Sagan (Svk), Marcus Burghardt (Ger), Rafal Majka (Pol), Luke Pöstlberger (Oos), Emanuel Buchmann (Ger), Michael Schwarzmann (Ger), Davide Formolo (Ita), Jay McCarthy (Aus)