Team Dimension Data targets stage victories at Vuelta al Pais Vasco
Apr 01 2018 07:58 pm CET

Team Dimension Data targets stage victories at Vuelta al Pais Vasco
Team Dimension Data targets stage victories at Vuelta al Pais Vasco
Team Dimension Data

Team Dimension Data is set to focus on stage wins at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, although a good GC position is not ruled out.

The African team has riders for every kind of stage. Tom-Jelte Slagter, Serge Pauwels, Ben King, Lachlan Morton, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Igor Anton will be the climbers that will tackle the several ascents that are featured in the race.

Steve Cummings will return to try to get another stage victory like he did in 2016. He has set his eyes on the time trial of stage 4 and any of the road stages.

"The Tour of the Basque Country will be a very difficult race and if you look to the start list, there are many big names here, all close to the top of their form," said Sports Director Bingen Fernandez. "For us, we will look to take our opportunities and win a stage. If we find ourselves in a smaller group with the likes of Valverde, Landa or the Izaguirre brothers, we really have nothing to lose so can race positively.

"We will look to guys like Serge Pauwels, Ben King and Tom-Jelte Slagter, if they can get into key moves then maybe we can feature on GC too. The time trial will be important for GC but it is also a stage that Steve Cummings can target, so we have options this week and we will be part of the race every day."

Complete roster of Dimension Data for the Vuelta al Pais Vasco (2nd to 7th of April):

Tom-Jelte Slagter
Serge Pauwels
Ben King
Lachlan Morton
Igor Anton
Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier
Steve Cummings




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