Team Sky Reveals Roster for 2012 Vuelta a Espana
Team Sky earlier today announced its Vuelta a Espana line-up spearheaded by Chris Froome. The 67th edition of the Vuelta a Espana - or Tour of Spain - starts in Pamplona on Saturday August 18.
to be another invaluable asset to Froome in the mountains, along with Spaniard Xabier Zandio, who brings great experience to his home Grand Tour.
Fellow Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha - riding his 17th Grand Tour - according to a team spokesman has all the qualities required of a road captain, with British national champion Ian Stannard and America's Danny Pate possessing significant horsepower to help the team on both the flats and climbs.
Ben Swift of Great Britain has been chosen for the role as the team's designated sprinter and apparently heads into the Vuelta in fine form having taken a brace of victories at the recent Tour de Pologne.
"I'm really excited about being the team's main sprinter. There should be plenty of opportunities for me and I'll be doing my best to get my first Grand Tour stage win," Swift explained to us at Roadcycling.com.
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