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)