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Giant Alpecin long list for the Tour de France 2016

20th May 2016

Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin in the Tour de France 2015, Utrecht

Team Giant Alpecin have announced their long list of riders for the Tour de France 2016. It includes Tom Dumoulin, John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, and Nikias Arndt.

Coach Adriaan Helmantel said, 'We go to the Tour de France with the aim of winning a stage, and our long-list for this year's Tour should provide opportunities to achieve this result. In terms of preparation, we have done video recons of eight stages. This footage will be analysed and used to prepare the guys and determine our tactics. In addition, some riders will train at an altitude camp in Sierra Nevada, Spain, to build up their fitness levels. Finally, the last key races for the team before the Tour de France will be the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de Suisse, and Ster ZLM Toer.'

The long list is:

Nikias Arndt

Warren Barguil

Roy Curvers

John Degenkolb

Koen de Kort

Tom Dumoulin

Johannes Frohlinger

Simon Geschke

Tobias Ludvigsson

Georg Preidler

Ramon Sinkeldam

Laurens ten Dam

Albert Timmer

Zico Waeytens

Stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2016

Mont St-Michel

The 2016 Tour de France begins at Mont St Michel, in the Manche département of France. It tackles the Pyrenees before the Alps, and as always there's a final processional stage to Paris.

Read our stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2016.

Tour de France 2016 news: Pete Kennaugh doubtful for the Tour de France 2016

20th May 2016

Pete Kennaugh of Team Sky is doubtful for the Tour de France 2016, after he crashed during Stage 3 of the Tour of California, and broke his collar bone. Read more about Kennaugh doubtful for the Tour de France 2016.

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