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Argos-Shimano Aims For Vuelta Stage Wins

Friday, August 17, 2012
The Vuelta a España starts in Pamplona Saturday and is expected to be one of the most exciting editions of the Spanish stage race in recent memory. The season’s final grand tour kicks off with a 16.5km team time trial and will cover 3,360 kilometers over three weeks before finishing in Madrid on September 9.

The Argos-Shimano squad will race their Felt DA time trial bikes in the opening day’s team time trial. Following that, it will focus on stage wins. With 10 summit finishes, the 2012 Vuelta is expected to favor the climbers in the battle for the General Classification, and the Argos-Shimano squad plans to race aggressively.

Watch for the team’s top sprinter, John Degenkolb, to battle for stage wins starting with Stage 5, which features several circuits before finishing in Logroño. Two days later the 23-year-old German—who has five race wins already this season—will get another chance for glory on the 164km Stage 7, a rolling course that finishes in the Aragón region of Spain.

Argos-Shimano Vuelta a España Roster
John Degenkolb (GER)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Alexandre Geniez (FRA)
Ji Cheng (CHI)
Yukihiro Doi (JAP)
Thierry Hupond (FRA)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Koen de Kort (NED)