This Wednesday, the Belgian cycling team Lotto-Soudal unveiled its formation for the next Tour de France. A formation carried by the Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan.

A dedicated formation for the sprint. This Wednesday, the Belgian Lotto-Soudal team revealed the names of the eight riders who will be at the start from Copenhagen in Denmark, to start the 2022 edition of the Tour de France, which will take place between Friday 1st and Sunday 24th. next July. This training will be centered around the Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan, to try to win as many stages as possible. As far as he is concerned, Caleb Ewan already has no less than five to his name. However, last year and even from the third stage, the Australian had to give up the 2021 edition, after a very heavy fall. In the press release making this news official, John Lelangue, who is none other than the director of this Belgian formation, thus notably declared, about his rider: “He is one of the fastest riders in the peloton and he represents our better chance of victory. ยป

Gilbert, twelfth participation

Alongside the sprinter, we will therefore find seven other elements, namely the Belgians Frederik Frison, Philippe Gilbert, for a twelfth participation, with a stage victory and a yellow jersey worn in 2011, and who will celebrate his 40th birthday on July 5. , Brent Van Moer, Florian Vermeersch, second in the 2021 edition of Paris-Roubaix but who is discovering the Tour de France, as well as Tim Wellens. Without forgetting the South African Reinardt Janse van Rensburg but also the German Andreas Kron, for whom it will also be a first. โ€œPhilippe Gilbert, Andreas Kron and Tim Wellens have shown that they have been in good shape in recent weeks. We can count on them in the more hilly stages and they can play their card in the breakaways, โ€also explained Lelangue.

The Lotto team for the Tour de France
Caleb Ewan (AUS), Frederik Frison (BEL), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA), Andreas Kron (GER), Brent Van Moer (BEL), Florian Vermeersch (BEL), Tim Wellens (BEL) .