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by Mark Zalewski
June 21, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings; Boels Dolmans continues women’s WorldTour dominance; Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone; Professional Cyclist Association to present revised security plan; Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana; Huffman, Walle wrap-up North Star Grand Prix wins; Giant USA lays off employees; AG2R-La Mondiale announces Tour de France team; Mike Woods returns after crash, focuses on Olympics; Copenhagen bidding for Tour de France start; On-bike at Tour de Suisse, stage 9; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Suisse; Race starter gets a little too close to Peter Sagan
Romain Bardet will lead the AG2R-La Mondiale team at the upcoming Tour de France, as the team goes for a result in both the individual GC and team GC classifications, as well as stage wins.
“Our team is ambitious, with a leader, Romain Bardet, surrounded by Domenico Pozzovivo, Jan Bakelants, Mikaël Chérel, Cyril Gautier, Alexis Gougeard and Alexis Vuillermoz, who are talented and consistent, General Manager Vincent Lavenu said.
“We want to play a role for GC but also aim at stages victories. Team classification is also important for us. The last weeks will prove that our riders are able to reach these goals.”
Though a long-time professional, this will be DomenicoPozzovivo’s first Tour de France.
The two remaining places will be determined after the national championships this weekend.
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