Tom Dumoulin to captain Team Sunweb at Tirreno-Adriatico
Mar 06 2018 03:45 am CET

Tom Dumoulin to captain Team Sunweb at Tirreno-Adriatico
Tom Dumoulin to captain Team Sunweb at Tirreno-Adriatico
Photo of Tom Dumoulin (c) Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin will be leading Team Sunweb in Tirreno-Adriatico. Wilco Kelderman will be the second option of the team for the General Classification.

The Giro d'Italia winner will be taking advantage of every terrain of the race. "Our main objective is to go for a GC result with Tom, alongside Wilco who has already showed his strong shape in Abu Dhabi with a second place overall," said coach Marc Reef. "The race opens with a TTT, and we have a strong team here who will aim to put Tom immediately in a good position in the overall.

"Stages two and six are days for the sprinters where our main goal will be to get Tom home safe; we have Lennard, Nikias and Søren who will be key helpers on these days. The third stage has a finish on a steep, explosive climb; there we will first see which riders will battle out the GC this year."

The fourth stage will be another important day for the General Classification contenders. "The queen stage on day four is another important day for the GC with the finish at the top of a 13-kilometre climb after a very tough and long day in the saddle," the coach explained. "The fifth stage is something for the explosive classic riders and we finish it traditionally off with an ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto."

Team Sunweb's line-up for Tirreno-Adriatico (7th to 13th of March):

Søren Kragh Andersen
Nikias Arndt
Tom Dumoulin
Simon Geschke
Lennard Kämna
Chad Haga
Wilco Kelderman



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