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Sagan and Kelderman lead Bora-Hansgrohe Tour de France team as Ackermann misses out

Sagan and Kelderman lead Bora-Hansgrohe Tour de France team as Ackermann misses out

Peter Sagan and Wilco Kelderman will lead Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour de France , while sprinter Pascal Ackermann has missed out on the final selection.…

Tuesday, Jun 15

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Peter Sagan and Wilco Kelderman will lead Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour de France , while sprinter Pascal Ackermann has missed out on the final selection.

The German team announced their eight-man line-up on Tuesday morning, with Emanuel Buchmann , who finished fourth in 2019, to provide support and possible cover for Kelderman after his early exit from the Giro d’Italia.

Also on the start line in Brest on June 26 will be Sagan’s trusted domestique Daniel Oss, Classics riders Nils Politt, Critérium du Dauphiné stage winner Lukas Pöstlberger, climber Patrick Konrad, and 23-year-old debutant Ide Schelling, who’s enjoying a breakthrough season and won the recent GP des Kantons Aargau race.

Kelderman will lead the team’s general classification ambitions, while Sagan will compete in the sprints and try to win the points classification to capture an eighth green jersey.

The three-time world champion, who won the points classification at the recent Giro d’Italia, will have free reign in the bunch finishes given the absence of Ackermann, who hasn’t won a race this season and will have to wait another year for his Tour debut – possibly with another team after being linked with a move away for 2022.

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