Alberto Contador will have two powerful climbers alongside him as he targets a third Tour de France title ten years after his first, in an international Trek team unveiled on Friday.

In the mountains, the 34-year-old can count on Colombian Jarlinson Pantano, winner of a stage in last year’s race, and Dutchman Bauke Mollema.

The Trek team also features Germany’s John Degenkolb, recruited in the close season and winner of the Milan-SanRemo and the Paris-Roubaix classics two years ago.

In an international lineup the US-registered team includes riders of seven different nations.

Contador has five wins on major tours while 28-year-old Degenkolb has never won a stage on the Tour de France in his three times competing.

Trek team for the Tour de France:

André Cardoso (POR), Alberto Contador (ESP), John Degenkolb (GER), Koen De Kort (NED), Fabio Felline (ITA), Michael Gogl (AUT), Markel Irizar (ESP), Bauke Mollema (NED), Jarlinson Pantano (COL)

Agence France-Presse

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