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Trek-Segafredo is bringing a squad full of stage-hunters for the Vuelta a España .
Anchored by Mads Pedersen and Juan Pedro López , the U.S.-registered team is intent on winning at least one stage during the season’s third grand tour running August 19 to September 11.
Pedersen will make his Vuelta debut while López will be racing to confirm his breakout Giro d’Italia, where he was 10th overall and won the best young rider’s jersey.
“First and foremost, we want to win a stage. That’s our priority,” said lead sport director Stephen De Jongh. “I think with Mads and the guys who will join him on the squad for the leadout … we have a good team more than capable of achieving that. Then, on the other hand, we have a strong climbers group with Juanpe free to race for the general classification. After a good Giro, I am looking forward to seeing what he can do, I think he has a good chance to do a nice result here, too.”
The pair will be joined on the start line by Alex Kirsch, Antonio Tiberi, Dario Cataldo, Daan Hoole, Julien Bernard, and Kenny Elissonde.Pedersen, who won his first Tour stage in July, will race the European championships this weekend before heading to the Vuelta for the first time. He said there are […]