BORA – hansgrohe have announced a long list of fourteen riders for the Tour de France which starts in Dusseldorf on 1 July.

UCI World Champion Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka are set to be the team leaders for the race with the final selection to be made after the Tour de Suisse which finishes on 18 June. Sagan will be looking for a record sixth consecutive green jersey which he has won every year since 2012. Majka has also tasted success at the Tour, having won the mountains classification in 2014 and 2016.

“It’s always a hard decision, everybody wants to ride the Tour de France,” said Ralph Denk, Team Manager. “Especially this year with the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf, it will be a lifetime memory for every German rider and a stepping stone for German cycling.”

“In our long list, we have 50% riders from Germany, but of course the best riders will be on the start in Düsseldorf at the end. Still I am proud that 7 German riders are on our list today. With Peter and Rafal we have ambitious goals, the green jersey, a top five result in the GC and the first stage win for our team at the Tour de France. And I think we have a strong roster to achieve those goals.”

BORA – hansgrohe Tour de France long list:
Bodnar Maciej (Pol)
Buchmann Emanuel (Ger)
Burghardt Marcus (Ger)
König Leopold (Cze)
Konrad Patrick (Aut)
Rajka Rafał (Pol)
McCarthy Jay (Aus)
Pfingsten Christoph (Ger)
Poljański Paweł (Pol)
Sagan Juraj (Svk)
Sagan Peter (Svk)
Schillinger Andreas (Ger)
Schwarzmann Michael (Ger)
Selig Rüdiger (Ger)


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