Haas Heads Up Katusha-Alpecin Squad For Tour Down Under

Nathan Haas (Team Katusha)

Nathan Haas will lead the seven-man Katusha-Alpecin team at the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under in January, and will look to build on his past top-10 finishes in what will be his eighth appearance at the race. Haas finished fourth overall at the Tour Down Under in 2017, but was critical of the 2018 race continuing in temperatures of over 40 degrees, and lost time as a result of the heat on stage 4 . Having been handed the opportunity to lead the team, Haas will be trying to build on his stage win at the Tour of Oman and third place overall at the Tour of Turkey in 2018. Accompanying the Australian as he attempts to take top honours at his home race will be five-time British time trial champion Alex Dowsett – who'll be riding his second Tour Down Under having attended the 2012 edition as a member ...

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