Jumbo-Visma goes with a team full of climbers to the Vuelta a España. The Dutch formation hopes with Primoz Roglic to be able to compete for the final win.
The Slovenian, who already finished third in the Giro d'Italia earlier this year, is supported by Steven Kruijswijk, George Bennett and Robert Gesink in the hunt for the red jersey.
Kruijswijk, the number three of the Tour de France, and Bennett are regarded as shadow leaders. Gesink is fully employed by the three.
The eight-member selection is further complemented by the Dutchman Lennard Hofstede, the Americans Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless and the German Tony Martin.
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Groenewegen stays at home
Powless makes his debut in a big round. He made a good impression last week in the Tour of Poland by finishing second in the final stage.
It was initially intended that Dylan Groenewegen would also start in the Vuelta. Due to the small number of spin stages, these ambitions have been followed by a line. That also costs his lead-out Timo Roosen his place in the selection.
The Vuelta starts 24 August with a team time trial in Torrevieja. After winning the team time trial in the Tour, Jumbo-Visma is one of the favorites for the victory in the opening stage.