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Tinkoff-Saxo with Breschel and Kreuziger as captains in Paris-Bourges

Tinkoff-Saxo embarks on the penultimate race of the year on European soil. We’re sending 8 riders to compete in Paris-Bourges spearheaded by Matti Breschel and Roman Kreuziger. Sport Director Tristan Hoffman comments:

“We have a strong team ready for Paris-Bourges, which is a fast race on rolling roads and with some smaller climbs in its second part. I think Matti has a good chance to do a fine result, especially if we’re able to decimate the peloton. The guys are all motivated and ready to work hard, knowing that this is the absolute season finale”.

Tinkoff-Saxo’s line-up has been strengthened by the return of Roman Kreuziger. He has shown good shape in Milano-Torino and Giro di Lombardia, and Hoffman expects that he’ll be a significant addition to the team’s chances despite the flat parcours.

“It’s great to have Roman back and he has shown that he has put a lot of effort into his training. Paris-Bourges is a relatively flat race but it kicks up about halfway. I expect him to be there on the hardest parts – maybe the peloton will split or come back together but he’ll definitely be able to create a tough race. Roman is a rider for the stage races, but he has proven himself in one-day races and he’s also fast on the flat”, adds Hoffman.

Tinkoff-Saxo ends the European season in Sunday’s more prestigious Paris-Tour. But Hofman ensures that Paris-Bourges is not a mere training ride with a finish line added at the end.

“Paris-Bourges is a goal in itself. It’s a nice race and the guys know that the season is almost done. Now is the time to give everything and finish off the season in a great way”, concludes Hoffman.

Tinkoff-Saxo will bring this line-up to France: Matti Breschel, Michael Mørkøv, Michael Kolar, Jay McCarthy, Evgeny Petrov, Nikolay Trusov, Roman Kreuziger and stagiaire, Rasmus Guldhammer.

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