Slovenian Tour de France double winner Tadej Pojacar, will arrive on Friday at the start of Copenhagen with four of his teammates last year. On the other hand, Poujacar will not attend with him the Swiss Marc Hershey, the main absence of the group revealed by the leaders of the UAE national team Monday.
Polish climber Rafal Majka, Danish rider Mikkel Berg, American Brandon McNulty and Norway’s Wiegard Stick Lingen (also present in 2020) were part of the group a year ago. New Zealander George Bennett and Spain’s Mark Soler, two of the main off-season recruits, line up with Italian road runner Matteo Trentin, a former Tour stage winner.
“We’ve worked hard all year as a team to prepare for thisPogakar said, citing his team. “This year has been positive for the team so far and we hope that momentum continues.“.”Our ambition is to win the race“, Director Juxian Machin Fernandez announced.”Every year the challenge of winning the Tour becomes more difficult, all we can do is prepare as best we can“.
UAE national team in the Tour de France (1-24 July):
Tadej Pogacar (SLO), George Bennett (NZL), Mikkel Bjerg (DEN), Vegard Stake Laengen (NOR), Rafal Majka (Poland), Brandon McNulty (USA), Marc Soler (ESP), Matteo Trentin (ITA)
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