Sunweb announces Vuelta a España roster
Aug 10 2017 04:48 pm CET

Sunweb announces Vuelta a España roster
Sunweb announces Vuelta a España roster
Photo of Team Sunweb © Wouter Roosenboom | Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb has announced its selection for the upcoming Vuelta a España, having chosen a mix between experienced riders and young talents with the objective of exploring GC possibilities.

The German team will start five Grand Tour debutants: Søren Kragh Andersen, Chris Hamilton, Lennard Hofstede, Lennard Kämna and Sam Oomen. They will be accompanied by experienced road captain Johannes Fröhlinger and Warren Barguil, winner of the Polka Dot jersey at the 2017 Tour de France.

The team will be completed by a key member of the team's successful Giro d'Italia squad, Chad Haga, and Wilco Kelderman.

"We have a good combination of experienced riders and young talents with huge strength and potential on our line-up," said team coach Marc Reef. "We want our younger riders to see what it takes to complete a three-week race and give them the opportunity to learn from our more experienced Grand Tour riders, without any form of pressure.

"The team have just come out of a solid period of preparation including a combination of racing and training at altitude and are all really motivated for a great race. We have completed some recons and analysis to become familiar with the important sections of the course and to help us formulate the best plan suited to our strengths in order to achieve our goal of looking for GC possibilities in Spain."

Sunweb's complete line-up for the 2017 Vuelta a España: Søren Kragh Andersen, Warren Barguil, Johannes Fröhlinger, Chad Haga, Chris Hamilton, Lennard Hofstede, Lennard Kämna, Wilco Kelderman and Sam Oomen.


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