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Tour 2024: Jaiko Alala pushes Gronewgen and two other leaders forward

Tour 2024: Jaiko Alala pushes Gronewgen and two other leaders forward

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 9:25 am

The Tour de France (June 29 – July 21) is quickly approaching and the first selections are starting to emerge. The Jayco AlUla team – after Uno-X Mobility – is the second team ready for the French Tour. The Australian formation starts with three captains. Dylan Groenewegen is one of them.

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Jayco Al-Ula will be hoping for success in the Tour de France in July with Groenewegen, Simon Yates and Michael Matthews. Yates is the perfect rider for a good classification ride. The 31-year-old British climber – who has not competed since the Tour de Romandie – finished fourth in last year’s Tour. Yates indicated earlier this season that he aspires to climb the podium.

“It’s always exciting to prepare for the Tour, but the confidence is there. The team can be compared to last year,” Yates said in a press release. La Grande Boucle. “After finishing fourth in the final classification, I hope to achieve even better results this year. I aim to win the stage and get to the final podium,” he said, and he does not hide his ambitions. “I have already worn the leader’s jersey in the Giro and the Vuelta, but not yet in the Tour. That’s really the goal.”

Simon Yates finished fourth in last year’s Tour – Image: Cor Vos

Groenwegen and Matthews
In the sprint stages, Jaiko Al-Ula plays the card of Dylan Groenewegen, who managed to achieve victory in the Tour of Slovenia in the period leading up to the Tour. “I feel good. I think there are seven or eight stages of racing in the Tour this year. That’s good for me, and I’m looking forward to it. The form is growing. I’ve had some wins this season, but I’ve also had a lot of second and third places. I know that speed It exists and I want to show that on the tour.

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The third leader of Jekko Al-Ula, Michael Matthews, hopes to leave his mark in the transitional stages and stages that end with a fast race with a weak group. “I’m looking forward to returning to the Tour this year, after winning the stage in 2022. I would love to win again this year. After the necessary hours of altitude training and some course exploration, I hope everything will fall into place on the Tour.

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Jayco AlUla’s selection also consists of Chris Harper, Luka Mezgic, Luke Durbridge, Chris Juul Jensen and Elmar Reinders. The latter made his Tour debut last year and will be there again this year. The Dutchman is part of compatriot Groenewegen’s sprint train, just like Durbridge, Jules Jensen and last man Mezzek.