Defending champions Primoz Roglic and Tom Dumoulin are the leaders of Jumbo-Visma during the Vuelta a España.

Besides Dumoulin, there are still thirteen Dutch on the provisional start list of the Spanish round that starts on Tuesday.

"Our team starts with two favorites for the overall victory", sports director Grischa Niermann says on the Jumbo-Visma website.

"During the race it will become clear who will be our most important man."

The Slovenian Roglic gave Jumbo-Visma the first ever overall victory in a big round in Spain in Spain and did not miss the victory in the Tour de France until the final weekend in August.

Dumoulin finished seventh in that Tour.

The Limburger won the Giro d'Italia in 2017.

"Other teams will keep an eye on us, we are aware of that. We have to come up with a good plan", Niermann looks ahead.

The Jumbo-Visma team also consists of the Dutch Robert Gesink, Lennard Hofstede, the American Sepp Kuss, the New Zealander George Bennett, the German Paul Martens and the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, who will make his debut in a big round.

The team must start immediately, predicts Niermann.

"The first three stages are mountain stages, so we have to be strong from the start. The first week is the toughest week, because the sixth stage is the queen stage with the finish on the Tourmalet."

Vuelta entry list released.

Remember that this isn't the official startlist and teams can replace riders with substitutes. Jumbo - Visma with Roglic, Dumoulin, Kuss and Bennett 🔥

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Avatar Authorlaflammerouge16Moment of places08: 35 - October 15, 2020

Eleven Dutchmen on the start list

In total there are fourteen Dutch on the provisional start list that the Vuelta organization released on Thursday.

Teams have the right to change their selection in the coming days.

Wout Poels goes for the classification on behalf of Bahrain-McLaren and has one of his helpers with Kevin Inkelaar.

The 23-year-old neo-pro drives a big lap for the first time.

Furthermore, Jetse Bol, Alex Molenaar (Burgos BH), Niki Terpstra, Pim Ligthart (Direct Énergie), Ide Schelling (BORA-hansgrohe), Julius van den Berg (EF), Dylan van Baarle (INEOS), Thymen Arensman (Sunweb) ) and Koen de Kort (Trek-Segafredo) on the provisional start list.

The 21-year-old Molenaar, the 22-year-old Schelling, the 23-year-old Van den Berg (23) and the 20-year-old Arensman make their debut in a big round.

The Vuelta starts on Tuesday in Irún, Basque, and the last stage will finish on November 8 in Madrid.

Due to the corona crisis, many climbs are closed to the public and there is no advertising caravan.