Tour heritage The team formerly known as NetApp-Endura and then Bora-Argon 18 were wildcards in 2014 and returned last year, but have since significantly strengthened.
Good luck with that.
Someone will be in yellow and everyone expects itll be the likeable German.Go on Nairo, what are you waiting for?Team leader Alexander Kristoff (Nor).Sonny Colbrelli: could surprise in the technical sprint finishes.Bailed out of MTN when they recruited Mark Cavendish and its been a wise move for the young South African.Liege will be the first rendezvous for this member of the sprinting royalty.Never afraid of anyone or their reputation if theres a GC fight hell be involved at some stage.Thibault Pinot on the other hand is a name every French housewife recognises.Founded 2000 Bicycles BH Manager Jean-René Bernaudeau Tours de France 17 Tour wins 0 Stage victories 9 Green jerseys 0 King of the Mountains 2 Days in yellow 23 Name means Direct Energie you can translate it yourself will provide all your gas and electricity.
Tour heritage Short, but Esteban Chavess second place in last years Giro dItalia suggested good times to come.
Mark Cavendish: lack of racing.
Its taken a long time but the American squad has rediscovered winning after amassing more than their fair share of bad luck, bad form and bad crashes.
Worthy but dont expect any cigars, or champagne for that matter.
2017s Tour de France begins on 1 July in Düsseldorf.
Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images WantyGroupe Gobert (Belgium; UCI ranking: wildcard) In the competition to attack on every stage and never mind whats on the menu that day.Tour heritage Miguel Indurains five back-to-back wins in the 1990s, when the team raced under the name Banesto, put them among the big boys.Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images Team Katusha Alpecin (Switzerland; UCI ranking 9) As a former world TT champion Tony Martin knows all about pain which is just as well because destiny awaits in Dusseldorf.Photograph: LC/Corbis via Getty Images This article was amended on to corr ect the year Cadel Evans won the Tour.Founded 2007 Bicycles BMC Manager Allan Peiper Tours de France 7 Tour wins 1 Stage victories 4 Green jerseys 0 King of the Mountains 0 Days in yellow 7 Name means BMC is an acronym for Bicycle Manufacturing Company.They can leave Steve Cummings alone at the back, hes planning a special day out.The team are not to be confused with Katyusha rockets launchers, though they are nearly as fast.One thing is for sure hell be fresh and raring to break Eddy Merckxs record of 34 stage wins but it just might not be this year.
Their most recent was in 2008, since when their star has waned.