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Trek Segafredo confirmed 2021 Tour de France line-up:
- Julien Bernard (France, 3rd Tour de France)
- Kenny Elissonde (France, 2nd Tour de France)
- Bauke Mollema (The Netherlands, 11th Tour de France)
- Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, 9th Tour de France)
- Mads Pedersen (Denmark, 2nd Tour de France)
- Toms Skujiņš (Latvia, 4th Tour de France)
- Jasper Stuyven (Belgium, 5th Tour de France)
- Edward Theuns (Belgium, 4th Tour de France)
Last year we came agonizingly close to winning a stage – three second places and three third places across the 21 stages. This year we start the Tour de France with the main objective of taking stage wins, while simultaneously supporting Bauke Mollema who will start with a GC focus.
Sport Director Steven de Jongh:“We have a good mix of riders coming to the Tour with the primary goal of winning a stage. Initially, Bauke will try for GC, but if we see that it’s not looking possible to reach a top result he will change ambition and switch to stage hunting along with Vincenzo.
“Despite the result, Mads rode well at nationals although he probably needs a few race days to be fully up to speed again. Toms, Jasper and Edward have individually all shown they are in very good shape recently. With those guys, we have a very strong team for the sprints. Julien and Kenny will aim for breakaways, chasing the goal of a stage win, but also help out for the GC with Bauke where possible.”
General Manager Luca Guercilena:“We travel to the Tour with an aggressive mindset, ready to animate the race and achieve success. Our chosen riders have proven they are in strong shape to be competitive across all the stages. The main objective will be to win stages and we have selected a team who we believe can make that happen.
“Mads and Jasper have shown that they have the ability to win the biggest races and we will have a proven team around them who can help to make that happen at the Tour. Edward too, is a valuable asset and we saw in the Belgian championships that he is at his best. Also, Toms is clearly in great shape, he climbed very well in Andalucia and last week he won both his national titles. It’s always a boost to have a national champion in the Team.
“Bauke and Vincenzo have a wealth of experience, as well as ability, between them. With strong support around them, we think they can make some top results. Kenny and Julien are capable riders themselves and will have their chances too, they won’t hesitate to seize any opportunity that comes to them.”