Geraint Thomas, Tao Geoghegan Hart & Filippo Ganna have been named within the Ineos Grenadiers line-up for the Giro d’Italia.
The opposite riders included within the line-up are Thymen Arensman, Laurens de Plus, Salvatore Puccio, Pavel Sivakov and Ben Swift.
The race will get underway on Could 6 in Ortona, and finishes on Could 28 in Rome.
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“I’m actually wanting ahead to getting caught into the Giro,” mentioned Thomas.
“The final two occasions I’ve been there I haven’t even completed, so hopefully I can get to Rome on the very least!
“Clearly, this yr has been a bit stop-start, however I’m heading in the right direction and coming into some form simply in time – with all of the boys going super-well too. We had a very good camp at Sierra Nevada after which the Tour of the Alps clearly went rather well, so morale is excessive. Everybody’s assured and we’re simply wanting ahead to racing now.
“For me, I simply need to take pleasure in it. As a junior, the considered even going to the Giro with a bunch of lads all making an attempt to carry out at our best possible…I’d have been super-excited, so I’m wanting ahead to going there, soaking it up and getting caught in.
“It’ll be good having Swifty on the staff too – we’ve been racing collectively since we have been like 10 or 11 on bike paths round parks. Hopefully now we have the possibility to take pleasure in it, as a result of it’s a tricky race and the tip’s clearly tremendous laborious. The final week’s going to determine it, I feel, so I’m wanting ahead to getting there, stepping into the race and giving it every part with the lads.”
Remco Evenepoel (Soudal–QuickStep) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) arrive as the 2 overwhelming favourites for the maglia rosa, with the Slovenian focusing on revenge after crashing out of their final Grand Tour duel at La Vuelta.
However former Tour de France champion Thomas can even hope to be within the combine, whereas team-mate Geoghegan Hart can also be again for one more stab on the race he brilliantly received in 2020.
After dropping pink on the ultimate day that yr to the Brit, Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) pulled off an awesome redemption story with the general victory final yr. Nonetheless, he won’t defend his title, preferring to concentrate on the Tour de France as a result of quantity of particular person time trials (three) on the menu in Italy.
Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) can even fine-tune his new dash prepare forward of his bid for the Tour de France stage file later this yr.
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Rob Hatch, Sean Kelly, Lloyd and Blythe might be within the commentary field, with Jens Voigt and Alberto Contador doing their factor on the again of a bike.
Giro d’Italia 2023 route map
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