Pogacar, to the assault of the Tour with Majka, Hirschi and McNulty but without De la Cruz

The UAE unveiled its powerful team to help the Slovenian revalidate the 2020 title. The loss of the Spanish is surprising. Cofidis and Trek-Segafredo also confirm their eights.

After the presentation of the teams of several of the favorites such as the Jumbo-Visma or the Ineos-Grenadiers, it remained to be known which team the UAE Emirates will take to the Tour de France to help Tadej Pogacar revalidate his title and the Emirates team The United Arab Emirates has revealed the unknown this Tuesday.

Pogacar, who comes to the Tour after a 2021 in which he has won the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, Liege-Bastoña-Liège and the Tour de Slovenia, will seek the assault on his second Tour de France with a powerful block in which he also there are surprising absences.

In the eight of the UAE Emirates stands out the presence of three cyclists who will be of great help to Pogacar in the mountains: the veteran Rafal Majka, the Italian Davide Formolo and the young American Brandon McNulty.

Pogacar will also be supported by two authentic off-road cyclists who will also have their chance in the breakaways such as Marc Hirschi, who was already uncovered in the last Tour de France, and the Portuguese Rui Costa. The team is completed by the Norwegian Vegard Stake Laengen and the Danish Mikkel Bjerg, who will try to shine on the level and in the times.

Surprise the loss of the Spanish David de la Cruz, key piece last year for the conquest of the Tour by Pogacar. Despite the fall he suffered in the first stage, the Catalan was the great support of Pogacar in the final days of the Tour before the Slovenian surpassed Roglic in La Planche des Belles Filles. "It's a shame not to have been selected for the Tour. Anyway, the best of luck for my teammates. Now, let's keep working and I hope to see you in La Vuelta," De la Cruz wrote on his social networks.Mollema and Nibali will lead the most 'Gallic' Trek-Segafredo

The Trek-Segafredo team also unveiled on Tuesday their team for the Tour, which did so with a poster emulating the Asterix and Obélix comics and changing the name of their runners as if they were Gauls. Bauke Mollema and Vincenzo Nibali will lead the team completed by Julien Bernard, Kenny Elissonde, Mads Pedersen, Toms Skujins, Jasper Stuyven and Edward Theuns.

Guillaume Martin leads the Cofidis with Herrada and Fernández

The Cofidis team also unveiled its eight for the Tour, where the French Guillaume Martin will be the leader of the ranks and who will be very well supported by the Spaniards Jesús Herrada and Rubén Fernández, who will debut in the Tour de France. The team is completed by Anthony Pérez, Simon Geschke, Pierre-Luc Perichon, Jelle Wallays and Christophe Laporte, who will be the great reference in sprints in the absence of Elia Viviani.

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