Serge Pauwels, Igor Anton and Omar Fraile lead Dimension Data at Vuelta
Aug 16 2017 12:56 pm CET

Serge Pauwels, Igor Anton and Omar Fraile lead Dimension Data at Vuelta

Serge Pauwels is set to lead Team Dimension Data at the upcoming Vuelta a España. The Belgian will be joined by Spaniards Omair Fraile and Igor Anton.

The South African WorldTour formation confirms that Pauwels and Anton will go for success at the most difficult climbing stages while Fraile will try to win the King of the Mountains jersey for the third time in a row.

"We are on our way to the last grand tour of the year," said Sport Director Bingen Fernandez. "For some of our guys this is going to be the second grand tour of the season and for some the first grand tour ever.

"They are ready to take it on, motivated to work hard and strive for a victory. We are looking forward to being part of the right moves and coming back home with some good results. A stage win will be the ultimate prize for our team."

Pauwels, who also rode the Tour de France this year, believes that the team has what it takes to fight for stage wins. "The Vuelta is traditionally a hard race with lots of climbing, that is why we are bringing a lot of climbers to the race," he said.

"We have a strong group that can race aggressively and try to hunt for stage wins. I am really looking forward to my second grand tour this year. I have taken a short break after the Tour then put in a good training block last week. I hope to take my opportunity as well by picking a stage and trying to get the victory."

The full line-up:

Igor Anton
Nic Dougall
Omar Fraile
Jacques Janse van Rensburg
Ben King
Merhawi Kudus
Lachlan Morton
Serge Pauwels
Youcef Reguigui
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