Mollema headlines Trek-Segafredo's Tour de France roster

Bauke Mollema (Trek - Segafredo)

In a series of tweets by team fans on Friday, Trek-Segafredo announced its eight-rider roster for the Tour de France , with Bauke Mollema taking the reins of leadership when the French Grand Tour rolls out of Noirmoutier-En-L'Ïle on July 7 for stage1. Mollema is a serious contender for a top 10 finish and a possible podium. His best run at the Tour de France general classification came in 2013 when he finished sixth. Since then he's claimed 10th, seventh, 11th and 17th last year. For his eighth Tour, Mollema will have the backing of Julien Bernard, John Degenkolb, Koen de Kort, Michael Gogl, Tsgabu Grmay, Toms Skujins and Jasper Stuyven. Degenkolb and Stuyven will be key players in getting their team leader through the tense first third of the race, which culminates with the stage 9 romp over some of Paris-Roubaix's cobbles. "Excited to be part of a strong ...

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