Tour de France

Tinkoff-Saxo pick team to help Contador

2015-06-30 13:41
Alberto Contador (Gallo Images)

Paris - Alberto Contador, one of the four favourites for this year's Tour de France, will be supported in the mountains by Poland's Rafal Majka after Tinkoff-Saxo announced their line-up for the race on Monday.

Majka won two mountain stages on last year's Tour and took the polka dot jersey for the King of the Mountains.

Contador, who is looking to add the Tour to the Giro d'Italia title he won earlier this year, will also be supported by the Czech Roman Kreuziger, the Italian Ivan Basso and Australia's Michael Rogers in the lower mountain stages.

"It's pretty obvious that our chief goal is to win the Tour with Alberto," said the team's sporting director Steven de Jongh.

"We have our full attention on pulling on the yellow jersey in Paris and we are well aware of the fact that it will be a formidable challenge against many strong rivals. 

"Additionally we will support Peter Sagan to win stages, whenever it's possible and that depends on the situation on each stage."

Sagan has won the green jersey for the best sprinter in the last three years.

Tinkoff-Saxo line-up for Tour de France:

Ivan Basso (ITA), Daniele Bennati (ITA), Alberto Contador (ESP), Roman Kreuziger (CZE), Rafal Majka (POL), Michael Rogers (AUS), Peter Sagan (SVK), Michael Valgren (DEN), Matteo Tosatto (ITA)


Read more on:    tdf 2015  |  alberto contador  |  cycling

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