Former Tour de France champion Egan Bernal will share leadership duties on his Giro d’Italia debut with Pavel Sivakov as part of an eight-man Ineos team announced on Tuesday.
Egan Bernal, 24, is one of the favourites for the Giro and will also have Colombian compatriot Daniel Martinez for support in the three-week race which starts in Turin on Saturday.
Ineos selected three Italian riders, world time trial champion Filippo Ganna, Gianni Moscon and Salvatore Puccio.
Jonathan Castroviejo and Jhonatan Narvaez complete the line-up for a team that has won two of the three past editions of the Giro. Chris Froome triumphed in 2018 with Tao Geoghegan Hart taking victory last year.
Martinez won last season’s Criterium du Dauphine while Sivakov came ninth at the Giro on his debut in 2019.
Ineos Grenadiers team at the Giro: Egan Bernal, Jonathan Castroviejo, Filippo Ganna, Daniel Martinez, Gianni Moscon, Jhonatan Narvaez, Salvatore Puccio, Pavel Sivakov