Team Sunweb announces selection for Volta ao Algarve
Feb 13 2018 03:13 am CET

Team Sunweb announces selection for Volta ao Algarve
Team Sunweb announces selection for Volta ao Algarve
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Team Sunweb has announced its selection for the upcoming Volta ao Algarve, having picked a versatile team for different types of terrains.

The Portuguese 2.HC race starts on February 14th and consists of five stages. Sunweb aims to target the time trial and the climbing stages.

"We're looking forward to a good week in Portugal for the Volta ao Algarve," said coach Arthur van Dongen. "For many of our riders it's their first race of the season and everyone is really motivated to get back into racing after a good rest and training period.

"The parcours provide a real good mix of terrain with two sprint stages, two uphill finishes and an individual time trial," he continued.

"Although we don't have a pure sprinter we still have some cards to play, and on the uphill finishes we will look to position Simon (Geschke) and Sam (Oomen) well going into the final climb. We have some really strong time trialists in Chad (Haga) and Lennard (Kämna), so we will also look for a result on the third stage.

"The race provides a really good opportunity for our young riders to make good steps in their level of intensity at this stage of the season against a really strong field of WorldTour teams."

The complete selection:

Laurens ten Dam
Simon Geschke
Chad Haga
Jai Hindley
Lennard Hofstede
Lennard Kämana
Sam Oomen




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