Wilco Kelderman leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Vuelta a España
Aug 15 2019 08:41 pm CET

Wilco Kelderman leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Vuelta a España
Wilco Kelderman leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Vuelta a España
Photo of Wilco Kelderman © Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb is the first team of the WorldTour to announce its roster for the upcoming edition of the Vuelta a España.

The team will target the General Classification with Wilco Kelderman while other riders will also have their opportunities for the stage glory. "The race starts with a 13.4 kilometre team time trial in Torrevieja and we will then race over some familiar roads from our training camps on the Costa Blanca, heading north to the first high mountain stage in Andorra, followed by a 36 kilometre individual time trial in Pau," said Sunweb's coach Luke Roberts. "The race then moves through the Basque Country and Asturias before the final week in central Spain and the finish in Madrid.

“With two time trials and eight hilltop finishes, including the brutal Alto de Los Machucos and Alto de La Cubilla to sort the GC, there seem to be five or six opportunities for sprinters and the rest of the stages will likely go to breakaways or a decimated bunch. Our main goal will be to target a good GC result with Wilco. We bring strong support with Nicholas, Australians Robert and Michael, and also all-round talent Martijn, who we are really happy to see on our line-up after a really difficult period recovering from his Paris-Nice crash. Max will be taking aim at stage success in the flat sprints, backed up by Grand Tour debutant Casper and our road captain Nikias."

Team Sunweb's line-up for the Vuelta a España (August 24- September 15):

Nikias Arndt
Wilco Kelderman
Casper Pedersen
Robert Power
Nicholas Roche
Michael Storer
Martijn Tusveld
Max Walscheid



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