Elia Viviani and Bob Jungels head to Giro d'Italia as leaders of Deceuninck-Quick-Step
May 08 2019 02:23 am CET

Elia Viviani and Bob Jungels head to Giro d'Italia as leaders of Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Elia Viviani and Bob Jungels head to Giro d'Italia as leaders of Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Elia Viviani and Bob Jungels are set to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step in the Giro d'Italia. The Italian will go for the fast stages while the Luxembourger will give a try to the overall classification.

Viviani will make his sixth Giro d'Italia appearance and will attempt to repeat the success of last year, where he took the win in four stages and took the maglia ciclamino. The 30-year-old will be at the start line wearing the colours of the Italian national champion, which is also an extra motivation to get as many victories as possible.

Jungels -winner of the best young rider classification in 2016 and 2017- makes his return to the race after two years of absence with the objective of fighting for the General Classification. The national champion of Luxembourg has already taken two victories this year in a stage of the Tour Colombia and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and hopes that the three time trials will work in his favour.

"We come here with two leaders: Elia Viviani – who backed by a very strong and experienced sprint train, will look to win again stages in front of his home crowd, this time in the Italian National Champion jersey – and Bob, who's going to have another tilt at the GC favoured by the three stages against the clock," said sports director Davide Bramati.

"There's a number of stages which should be important in the fight for the overall – from Ceresole Reale and Courmayeur to the one featuring both Gavia and Mortirolo later in the race – but the plan is to take it day by day and see what happens."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's line-up for the Giro d'Italia (11th of May-2nd of June):

Eros Capecchi
Mikkel Honoré
Bob Jungels
James Knox
Fabio Sabatini
Florian Sénéchal
Pieter Serry
Elia Viviani




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