Team Sunweb to aim for stage wins at Tour of California
May 08 2018 07:47 pm CET

Team Sunweb to aim for stage wins at Tour of California
Team Sunweb to aim for stage wins at Tour of California
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Team Sunweb has unveiled its line-up for the upcoming Tour of California, where it aims to get stage wins with its young sprinters.

The German formation is set to use this race as a chance for Max Walscheid, Nikias Arndt and Mike Teunissen to shine.

"It's a really challenging course for the 2018 Amgen Tour of California," said coach Aike Visbeek. "Our main focus for the race is on stage results, where we want to build further on the development of our upcoming sprint talents Max, Nikias and Mike.

"With Max we have a clear focus on the fast sprint stages which begin directly in Long Beach on stage one. The uphill battle begins on stage two as we tackle Gibraltar Road, which is a really tough 12 kilometre climb with an average gradient of 6 percent. Other key stages that we will look at are the time trial with Lennard (Kämna) and Nikias, as well as stage three to Laguna Seca where anything from a decimated bunch sprint to an offensive battle between the puncheurs could happen."

The 13th edition of the Tour of California, and its second edition as a WorldTour race, will take place from the 13th to the 19th of May.

The complete Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour of California:

Nikias Arndt (GER)
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Jai Hindley (AUS)
Lennard Kämna (GER)
Tom Stamsnijder (NED)
Mike Teunissen (NED)
Max Walscheid (GER)



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