Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Announces 2015 Vuelta a España Team
Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling today announced its 2015 Vuelta a España roster. The versatile team features U.S National Time Trial Champion Andrew Talansky (11th in the 2015 Tour de France) and 2015 Tour of Utah winner Joe Dombrowski, who is making his Grand Tour debut. Dan Martin, fresh off two second-place finishes at the 2015 Tour de France, adds further firepower in the mountains.
Americans Alex Howes and Ben King, both of whom played an integral role in Dombrowski’s win in Utah, will each add another Grand Tour start to their young careers while Matej Mohoric, like Dombrowski, makes his first Grand Tour start. Moreno Moser, who snagged a stage win at Tour of Austria in July, André Cardoso and Davide Villella round out the nine-man team.
The riders assembled offer the green argyle team an opportunity to target both stage wins and the general classification.
“This is Joe and Matej’s first Grand Tour and with them we approaching it as an opportunity to get invaluable experience,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “Dan and Andrew are capable of good GC riders and we have a strong team around them, and we will look for opportunities for stages and to animate the race overall.”
Cannondale-Garmin 2015 Vuelta a España line-up: