Pull-Segafredo suggested Monday his selection for the upcoming tour of spain (August 25-september 16). The American WorldTour team described in its press release, the Dutchman Bauke Mollema as team leader, donít have any gc ambitions. Mollema denied that later in the day on Twitter. “I look forward to the Tour of Spain, but the general ranking, this year is no purpose”, he noted.
Trek-team leader Yaroslav Popovych showed earlier in the day to know “to believe that Mollema with the fantastic legs, which he brought back from the Tour, a topvijfnotering in the general classification would be able to drive”. Mollema finished the Tour last month at the 26th place. He suffered with a painful back after a fall on the stage to Roubaix. A week later he was in the Clasica San Sebastian pretty second. In 2011, Mollema already fourth in the overall classification of the Vuelta a españa. In 2013 he won a stage.
Pull charges further in Spain on fast man Giacomo Nizzolo for the bunch sprints. Gianluca Brambilla and Fabio Felline should be in the mountains, their chance, while Matthias Brändle is aiming for a strong prologue and individual time trial. The Vuelta starts on Saturday with a prologue of eight kilometres in and around Malaga.
. Selection Pull-Segafredo:
Gianluca Brambilla (Ita), Matthias Brändle (Austria), Nicola Conci (Ita), Fabio Felline (Ita), Markel Irizar (Spa), Bauke Mollema (Ned), Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) and Kiel Reijnen (Usa)
READ MORE. Provisional list of participants Vuelta