Kelderman and Sagan lead BORA – hansgrohe at Tour de France 2021
With Buchmann and Konrad, the German squad is aiming to ride offensively in the mountains. Daniel Oss will yet again be the last man for Peter Sagan, while Politt, Pöstlberger and Tour debutant Schelling will be allrounders for the team.
"This year it was not an easy decision by any means. Emu became an option only last week and we also thought about bringing two sprinters with Ackermann and Sagan. Ultimately, we believed that Pascal is not at the necessary level to make a successful Tour premiere and therefore he didn’t make it into the squad. Our goals are a stage win and a top five in the final GC. Of course, we also have the green jersey in our sights, but it will be a tough battle. With those goals in mind, our leaders will be Wilco for GC and Peter for the sprints and undulating stages. At his side will be Daniel Oss yet again. Regarding Emu, I have already stated that he will be free to take his chances if the moment comes, however, Patrick will also receive his own opportunities. Of course, he will be important to Wilco in the mountains. Overall, we want to ride offensively at the Tour and with Nils, Lukas and Ide we have riders who can do well on almost all terrain, yet also have the class to take a stage from a break. I am very happy that one of our young guns, Ide, who only turned pro with us last year, is already lining up for the Tour. He has developed really well over the last month and put himself into that position with strong results." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
BORA – hansgrohe at the Tour de France 2021:
Emanuel Buchmann (Ger), Wilco Kelderman (Ned), Patrick Konrad (Aut), Daniel Oss (Ita), Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut), Nils Politt (Ger), Peter Sagan (Svk), Ide Schelling (Ned).