The riders who are going to wear this special jersey across France this July, are the best on their position. They are not only the strongest riders, they also represent the right mix of leaders and helpers and good quality on all terrains.

Here’s the BORA – ARGON 18 line-up for this year’s Tour de France (in alphabetical order):

  • Shane Archbold (NZL)
  • Jan Bárta (CZE)
  • Cesare Benedetti (ITA)
  • Sam Bennett (IRL)
  • Emanuel Buchmann (GER)
  • Bartosz Huzarski (POL)
  • Patrick Konrad (AUT)
  • Andreas Schillinger (GER)
  • Paul Voss (GER)

“Our goal is to win a stage. In the last years we came close and finished on the podium, this time we hope it’s going to happen. We will have the best chances during a transition stage between the big mountains. For the general classification Emanuel Buchmann and Patrick Konrad are free to take their chances. If everything is going fine and we get through the first week without any crashes, a top 20 result in the GC is possible.” – Ralph Denk, team manager

“BORA – ARGON 18 is a good mix of sprinters, helpers and climbers. I look forward to seeing this young team present itself during the Tour. And it would be a pleasure to welcome them next year to the Grand Départ 2017 here in Düsseldorf.” – Thomas Geisel, mayor.