Chris Froome confirmed to lead Team Sky at Vuelta a España

The Tour de France champion will cap off his season with an attempt at glory at the final Grand Tour of the year

Chris Froome Confirmed To Lead Team Sky At Vuelta A España

Team Sky1 have confirmed that Chris Froome2 will lead the team at the final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espa a3.

Tour de France champion Froome, who has just finished a stint in Rio at the Olympics where he took a bronze medal in the time trial4, will lead a nine-man team over a Vuelta course5 that features 10 summit finishes.

>>> Chris Froome not unbeatable says Alberto Contador, as pair set to face-off at Vuelta a Espa a6

Peter Kennaugh is the only Brit to line-up alongside Froome, while Mikel Landa will make a third Grand Tour appearance of the year after abandoning the Giro d Italia7 and helping Froome to his Tour triumph. Ian Boswell, Michal Golas, Christian Knees, Michal Kwiatkowski, Salvatore Puccio and Leopold K nig are the other riders to feature in the Sky team.

It s already been a great summer for both myself and the team, but the Vuelta is another big challenge for us, said Froome.

>>> Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde confirmed for Vuelta a Espa a (video)8

The tough course and stiff competition is bound to make for some aggressive racing. We re going there with a strong group of guys who have a lot of experience with this race.

The Vuelta is a race I really enjoy and where I guess you could say I have unfinished business, so I m looking forward to getting started .

Froome has recorded two second place finishes at the Vuelta in 2011 and 2014, but will have a tough task ahead of him in this year s edition as he faces the likes of Nairo Quintana9 (Movistar) and Alberto Contador10 (Tinkoff) for the title.

References

  1. ^ Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Chris Froome (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Vuelta a Espa a (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ bronze medal in the time trial (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Vuelta course (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ >>> Chris Froome not unbeatable says Alberto Contador, as pair set to face-off at Vuelta a Espa a (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ Giro d Italia (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ >>> Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde confirmed for Vuelta a Espa a (video) (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  9. ^ Nairo Quintana (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  10. ^ Alberto Contador (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*