The Jumbo-Visma team unveiled its team for the Tour de France on Tuesday, and among the eight riders selected, we find of course Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert, but also the Frenchman Christophe Laporte.
Play both the yellow jersey and the green jersey. Such is the ambition of the Dutch team Jumbo-Visma, the most impressive of the peloton with Ineos Grenadiers, which on Tuesday unveiled its list of eight riders selected to compete in the Tour de France. Primoz Roglic (32), fourth in 2018 and second in 2020, will of course come to play for the final victory, he who has just won the Critérium du Dauphiné, proof that he is in great shape. To help the Slovenian in the mountains or even take the place of leader in the event of failure, Jonas Vingegaard (25), second last year, will also be present, just like Steven Kruijswijk (35), who has twice finished in the Top 5 of the Tour, but will serve his leaders this year. Sepp Kuss (27), 15th in 2020, could prove to be a great help as well.
An eighth round for Laporte
As for the points classification, Wout Van Aert will be able to count, to take him in the sprints, on his compatriots Tiesj Benoot (28 years old) and Nathan Van Hooydonck (26 years old), but also on the Frenchman Christophe Laporte (29 years), arrived this winter from Cofidis and who will compete in his eighth Tour de France, as sprinter n°2. “We have several ambitions, so we have chosen riders who are the best on different terrains, explains the sporting director of the Jumbo-Visma team Merijn Zeeman. We need to guide our leaders safely through the eventful first week, but also be able to make it difficult for the other Tour favorites in the mountains. Wout also deserves ample support in his hunt for stages and the green jersey. This group is in good shape and, in our view, capable of pursuing our ambitions in the best possible way. We haven’t finished seeing the riders in the yellow and black jersey during the first three weeks of July!
The Jumbo-Visma team for the Tour de France: Primoz Roglic (SLO), Jonas Vingegaard (DAN), Christophe Laporte (FRA)Sepp Kuss (USA), Wout Van Aert (BEL), Steven Kruijswijk (PBS), Tiesj Benoot (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)