Primoz Roglic will make his debut at the Vuelta next week, as Jumbo-Visma named their squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.
The Slovenian rider, who finished in the third position at the Giro d’Italia- has been in a specific high altitude training after the decision of skipping the Tour de France and he will have two backup leaders: Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett.
Kruijswijk finished in the fourth place of the Spanish race in 2018 while Bennett has already taken top-ten positions in the Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia.
Roglic will also be able to count on the support of Robert Gesink, Sep Kuss and Neilson Powless in the mountains, while Lennard Hofstede and Tony Martin provide additional firepower.
Jumbo-Visma team for the Vuelta a Espana: George Bennett, Robert Gesink, Lennard Hofstede, Steven Kruijswijk, Sep Kuss, Tony Martin, Neilson Powless and Primož Roglič.