Team Sunweb add power to Tour de France lead-out with Casper Pedersen

Tour de France

With the Tour de France starting next Saturday in Nice, France, Team Sunweb make a change to their roster, bringing in Casper Pedersen to replace Jasha Sütterlin. Broadening their horizons to the opportunities that the race brings, the team look to strengthen their lead-out train with the addition of Pedersen in support of sprinter Cees Bol.

Team Sunweb’s Tour de France coach Matt Winston said: “We have a few races under our belts since the restart and we have seen that there is a lot more control in the peloton, meaning that there look to be slightly less chances for the break. In theory that means that our chances in the sprints increase and we want to adapt to that, bringing specific qualities to our roster based on the development of these chances. We believe that adding Casper’s power, who is in great shape at the moment, to the lead-out increases our chances of bringing home a result from the sprints. Whilst still going for our chances in the breakaways with guys like Tiesj, Søren and Marc, we are confident that this will increase our chances for a stage result.”

Tour de France line-up:

Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Nikias Arndt (GER)
Tiesj Benoot (BEL)
Cees Bol (NED)
Marc Hirschi (SWI)
Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED)
Casper Pedersen (DEN)
Nicholas Roche (IRL)