Tour 2022: Trek-Segafredo goes for stage wins with Mads Pedersen, Bauke Mollema and Jasper Stuyven
Mon Jun 27 2022 at 10:06 am
Trek-Segafredo has announced eight riders who will be at the start of the 109th Tour de France on Friday. The squad would score at least one win on the tour with Mads Pedersen, Bock Mollema and Jasper Steuven, among others.
So winning at least a stage is the goal, but sporting director Kim Andersen believes there is more waiting for his team. “It is a clear goal for the team and Mads to go to the stages in Denmark. First he will try to have a great experience in Copenhagen, then we can try to get some rewards when the yellow jersey is in hand.”
Stage five is also a goal for the team, when Peloton between Lille and Arenberg faces no fewer than eleven cobbled divisions. “We have two great riders for stage five on the cobblestones: Jasper and Mads. After that we will try to be on the break, and we have smart riders who know how to win from that position.”
Pedersen continues his third Tour de France. The Dane was close to winning a few times in 2020, but he has yet to win. For Mollema it will be his twelfth round. The new Dutch demo champion won the Tour stage to Le Puy-en-Velay in 2017 and the Quillan stage in 2021, both after a long solo stint.
Kirsch and Simmons made their tour debut
For Stuyven, it will be his sixth Tour de France. The Belgian rider has already won a few places on the podium, but has yet to win a stage. Giulio Ciccone, Toms Skujiņš and Tony Gallopin also have the necessary tour experience. Alex Kirsch and Quinn Simmons climb in their first Tour de France.
The Tour de France is scheduled for July 1-24.
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