Elia Viviani and Enric Mas to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step's aspirations in Tour de Suisse
Jun 12 2019 10:17 pm CET

Elia Viviani and Enric Mas to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step's aspirations in Tour de Suisse
Elia Viviani and Enric Mas to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step's aspirations in Tour de Suisse
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Elia Viviani and Enric Mas will return to racing in the Tour de Suisse. The riders will lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step's aspirations in the tough Swiss race.

The 83rd edition of the race will include two time trials and will offer opportunities for the sprinters and the climbers. Viviani returns to racing after withdrawing before the start of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia and this will be his final competition wearing the Italian colours.

Mas -who topped the youth classification of the race in 2018- will return to the competing on the roads after taking a seven-week break after the Ardennes and having completed an altitude training period. "It's going to be a very hard race, with limited opportunities for the sprinters," explained sports director Geert Van Bondt. "Their best shot will come on stage 3, when we'll try to be in the mix with Elia.

"On the two stages against the clock, Kasper and Yves can put in a strong ride and get a good result, while the three mountain stages, last of which comes on the final day, will represent a very good test for Enric Mas, who has recently completed an altitude training camp. We expect a hard and exciting race, but we like a challenge and will go there confident that we can do some nice things."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's line-up for the Tour de Suisse (15th to 23rd of June):

Kasper Asgreen
Dries Devenyns
Yves Lampaert
Enric Mas
Michael Mørkøv
Maximiliano Richeze
Elia Viviani




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