Jungels, Hodeg on tap for Tour Colombia 2.1

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

Organisers of the Tour Colombia 2.1 revealed that Bob Jungels and sprinter Alvaro Hodeg will join Julian Alaphilppe on the Deceuninck-QuickStep roster for the six-stage race that runs February 12-17. The Belgian team will be among eight WorldTour teams at the race, which will also feature Astana, Bahrain-Merida, Bora-Hansgrohe, EF Education First, Movistar, Team Sky and UAE Team Emirates on the start line in Medellin. Jungels will be firing the first rounds of a 2019 season that is aimed squarely at the Giro d'Italia for the 26-year-old from Luxembourg. Jungels finished sixth and eighth in the Italian race in 2016 and 2017, respectively. He skipped the Giro in 2018 in favour of the Tour de France, where he finished 11th overall, but he's retuning this year with the general classification in mind. Hodeg, the 22-year-old Colombian who signed with QuickStep last year, will start his season at the Vuelta a ...

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