Wilco Kelderman and Peter Sagan to lead Bora-hansgrohe in Tour de France
Jun 15 2021 10:17 pm CET

Wilco Kelderman and Peter Sagan to lead Bora-hansgrohe in Tour de France
Wilco Kelderman and Peter Sagan to lead Bora-hansgrohe in Tour de France
Bora-hansgrohe

Wilco Kelderman and Peter Sagan are set to lead Bora-hansgrohe in the upcoming edition of the Tour de France.

The German team has its formation ready for the upcoming French Grand Tour and in it Kelderman will fight for the General Classification and Sagan will do it for stage victories. Other riders will have also a support role for the leaders and could also fight for their own chances.

"This year it was not an easy decision by any means. Emu became an option only last week and we also thought about bringing two sprinters with Ackermann and Sagan," said Team Manager Ralph Denk. "Ultimately, we believed that Pascal is not at the necessary level to make a successful Tour premiere and therefore he didn't make it into the squad. Our goals are a stage win and a top five in the final GC. Of course, we also have the green jersey in our sights, but it will be a tough battle. With those goals in mind, our leaders will be Wilco for GC and Peter for the sprints and undulating stages. At his side will be Daniel Oss yet again.

"Regarding Emu, I have already stated that he will be free to take his chances if the moment comes, however, Patrick will also receive his own opportunities. Of course, he will be important to Wilco in the mountains. Overall, we want to ride offensively at the Tour and with Nils, Lukas and Ide we have riders who can do well on almost all terrain, yet also have the class to take a stage from a break. I am very happy that one of our young guns, Ide, who only turned pro with us last year, is already lining up for the Tour. He has developed really well over the last month and put himself into that position with strong results."




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