Egan Bernal at Tirreno-Adriatico.
The Ineos Grenadiers unveiled their roster for the upcoming Vuelta a España on Monday with some huge names set to prepared the ground for the squad within the remaining Grand Tour of the yr.
Egan Bernal will make his second Grand Tour begin of the season on Saturday and can roll out as one of many total favorites for the purple jersey. The Vuelta is the one Grand Tour that the reigning Giro d’Italia champion and 2019 Tour de France champ has but to win in his profession, and assuming his lingering again points don’t trigger him an excessive amount of bother, he ought to discover that the difficult climbs on the profile swimsuit his ability set.
On the identical time, he will probably be joined by a number of different stars with critical Grand Tour credentials in a line-up that can absolutely be among the many strongest within the race.
Final yr’s Vuelta runner-up – and 2019 Giro winner – Richard Carapaz may also make the beginning for the Ineos Grenadiers, recent off of a podium efficiency on the Tour de France and a gold medal within the Olympic highway race. Carapaz completed the 2020 version of the Vuelta simply 24 seconds behind Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) in what was the narrowest GC margin for the race up to now within the twenty first century.
Adam Yates, in the meantime, will probably be making his first Grand Tour begin of his season for the Ineos Grenadiers, having joined the staff this yr. The Vuelta is the one Grand Tour during which he has not but registered a prime 10 in his profession.
Offering much more firepower for the squad will probably be Pavel Sivakov, Jhonatan Narváez, Salvatore Puccio, Dylan van Baarle, and not too long ago topped Olympic mountain bike champ Tom Pidcock, who will probably be making his first ever Grand Tour begin on the race.