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Tour de France leaders start in the Tour de l’Ain

Tour de France leaders start in the Tour de l’Ain

Steven Kruijswijk, Primoz Roglic and Tom Dumoulin will start in the Tour de l’Ain this Friday. The three leaders continue their Tour preparation in the three-day French stage race. Robert Gesink, Tony Martin and George Bennett, who all will also start in the Tour de France, complete the line-up.

Sports director Grischa Niermann: “This is the first race in the build-up towards the Tour de France. The riders have had a very good altitude training in Tignes. Now it is important to get into the race rhythm. Yellow in Paris is our big goal and this is an important piece of the puzzle in the build up to that goal.”

The Tour de l’Ain consists of a relatively flat stage and two stages with an uphill finish. The second stage finishes on the Col du Grand Colombier, a seventeen kilometres long climb in the French Jura.

Selectie Tour de l'Ain (07/08-09/08)

Tom Dumoulin

Steven Kruijswijk

Primoz Roglic

Robert Gesink

Tony Martin

George Bennett

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