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by Mark Zalewski
June 22, 2016
Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Stars-and-stripes saga: The backstory behind Greg Daniel’s missing national champion’s jersey; Dimension Data long-list for Tour de France; IAM Cycling for Tour de France; Bora-Argon 18 Tour de France roster; Matt Brammeier on his work beyond racing; Cavendish talks nutrition; USA Cycling Pro Road Tour standings update; Shane Kelly backs Shane Perkins for Rio; Eight-year-old conquers Col du Tourmalet; Vos not concerned with Rio problems; Aviva Women’s Tour stage 5 highlights; POV inside the Lotto-Soudal team bus; Copenhagen video bid for the Grand Depart
The Bora-Argon 18 team announced its roster for the Tour de France, as well as its intention to apply for a WorldTour license in 2017.
Courtesy: Bora-Argon 18
“Our goal is to win a stage,” said team manager Ralph Denk. “In the last years we came close and finished on the podium, this time we hope it’s going to happen. We will have the best chances during a transition stage between the big mountains. For the general classification Emanuel Buchmann and Patrick Konrad are free to take their chances. If everything is going fine and we get through the first week without any crashes, a top 20 result in the GC is possible.”
Bora-Argon 18 riders in this year’s Tour de France will be wearing a special jersey design, commemorating the 2017 Grand Départ in Düsseldorf.
“I am very happy about this cooperation with the German team Bora-Argon 18,” said Thomas Geisel, mayor of Düsseldorf. “The riders become ambassadors and promote the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf 2017 throughout the world with this special jersey.”
“The Grand Départ 2017 in Düsseldorf is very important for German cycling,” said team manager Ralph Denk. “Therefore, we thought it is our responsibility as a German team to support this event. And this is how the idea of a special Tour de France jersey which represents our cooperation, was born. I am very pleased to promote the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf already this year.”
Shane Archbold (NZL)
Jan Bárta (CZE)
Cesare Benedetti (ITA)
Sam Bennett (IRL)
Emanuel Buchmann (GER)
Bartosz Huzarski (POL)
Patrick Konrad (AUT)
Andreas Schillinger (GER)
Paul Voss (GER)
Click through to read more at Bora-Argon 18.