Rigoberto Uran headlines EF Education First in Tour de France
Jul 03 2019 05:50 am CET

Rigoberto Uran headlines EF Education First in Tour de France
Rigoberto Uran headlines EF Education First in Tour de France
EF Education First (c)Jojo Harper

EF Education First has announced its roster for the 2019 Tour de France. A versatile and strong team will face the second grand tour of the season.

Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran will headline the roster for La Grande Boucle, but the exact targets of the squad remain a mystery. "Our specific ambitions we will leave to ourselves," said team CEO Jonathan Vaughters. "As giving it away wouldn't be any fun. And we're all about having a bit of fun."

Uran is looking forward to going through the course of the race. "The route is going to be a good one for me this year," he commented. "There are some hard stages, like always, with a lot of stages that finish over 2000 meters. Fans can expect a beautiful, challenging route. In the last week, that's when the gaps will form between the leaders. This year is a good year for Colombians who are from high altitude, the born climbers."

Tejay Van Garderen starts in the French grand tour after finishing in the second overall position of the Criterium du Dauphine. "The Tour is the one race that transcends cycling," the American explained. "Without the Tour de France, cycling would be an obscure sport.

"The Tour puts cycling in front of the world. The everyday person knows about this race. As a kid, it was the only race in the US that was ever on TV. Naturally then, we all want to perform at the highest level on the biggest stage, and I think I'm well-positioned to do that, and so is the team."

EF Education First's roster for the Tour de France (6th to 28th of July):

Rigoberto Uran
Tejay Van Garderen
Mike Woods
Alberto Bettiol
Tom Scully
Tanel Kagert
Sebastian Langeveld
Simon Clarke




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