Team Sky Reveals Line-Up for 2012 Giro d'Italia
Team Sky Procycling today revealed the team's roster for the first Grand Tour of the 2012 season - the Giro d'Italia which begins in eastern Denmark next Saturday May 5. The Sky team will be headed by World Champion Mark Cavendish who has had a disappointing season so far.
plenty of chances for Team Sky to show what we can do."
Team Sky sports director Steven de Jongh is satisfied with the team's roster for the Giro d'Italia and has high expectations for his riders. "We have a very strong Giro squad, which we feel can be competitive on several fronts. In Mark Cavendish we have the fastest sprinter in the world and he will be looking to get some stage wins under his belt as quickly as possible. The team time trial is another big target of ours and we'll definitely be looking to show what we can do there as well."
The team is known for its great performances in sprints and time trials, but when asked about the team's chances in the mountainous stages de Jongh said. "Once the race hits the mountains Rigoberto and Sergio will become our focus and if Rigo can continue the good form he showed over the spring then he is more than capable of achieving a high placing in the General Classification."
Team Sky Roster for the 2012 Giro d'Italia:
Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Juan Antonio Flecha, Sergio Henao, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Jeremy Hunt (replaces Ben Swift who fractured his shoulder), Geraint Thomas and Rigoberto Urán.
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