Nibali and Cortina, in the Bahrain; Herrada, leader of Cofidis

The Italian and the Australian, current world champion against the clock, will be the tricks for the general while the Spanish will try to fight the massive arrivals.


Vincenzo Nibali will be the head of the Bahrain-Merida in the Tour de France. After competing in the Giro d'Italia , where he finished second after Richard Carapaz, the Italian will look to fight for his second Tour de France title after the one he won in 2014 after Chris Froome dropped out due to falls.

In the case of Italian he is affected by the fatigue that the Giro drags, Rohan Dennis, current world time trial champion, is running as the second sword, and even more so after his great performance in the Tour of Switzerland , where he was second behind Egan Bernal. Both Nibali and Dennis will have the support in the Damiano Caruso and Jan Tratnik mountain.

The Bahrain-Merida will also try to be protagonist in the stages with final trap with Matej Mohoric and in the arrivals in walls with Dylan Teuns, while Sonny Colbrelli and Spanish Ivan Garcia Cortina, who will debut in the Grande Boucle, will be in charge of fighting for stage victories in the massive arrivals.

Jesus Herrada, in the list of Cofidis

Jesús Herrada (28), at a high level in the last weeks, will be in the Tour de France. Christophe Laporte (26) will be the centerpiece of the team in case of the sprint. You can also take advantage of your adventurous qualities to win a transition stage. The regularity of Nicolas Edet (31 years old) and his ability to fight with the best will be valuable assets for the group. There will also be Stéphane Rossetto (32), very comfortable in the timed exercise, and Natnael Berhane. (28 years old), recent champion of Eritrea, who has already demonstrated his level during the last Criterium du Dauphiné. Natnael will also serve as a pitcher for Christophe Laporte. Pierre-Luc Perichon, Anthony Pérez and Julien Simon complete the team.



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