Ian Boswell will make his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a España as Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are named in Team Sky squad

Team Sky have included three members of their victorious Tour de France squad in their lineup for the Vuelta a España, with Chris Froome joined by Geraint Thomas and Nicolas Roche.

Froome is only the second ever Tour winner to go on to compete at the Vuelta since it moved to the Autumn and will be surrounded by a mix of youth and experience in the three-week race.

Thomas’s busy season continues, having ridden 65 days already this year, including the cobbled Classics and a host of week-long races, while Roche has raced alongside Froome all season.

Vasil Kiryienka, Mikel Nieve and Christian Knees add experience to the lineup, and Sergio Henao returns to a Grand Tour for the first time since a serious knee injury threatened his career.

Salvatore Puccio makes his second appearance at the Vuelta, while Ian Boswell, 24, makes his Grand Tour debut after an impressive season in the week-long stage races.

Team Sky squad for Vuelta a España
Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Nicolas Roche, Vasil Kiryienka, Mikel Nieve, Christian Knees, Salvatore Puccio, Ian Boswell, Sergio Henao

  • elan

    Yeh and he blew Froome of the mountain last year

  • poisonjunction

    Yep Contador, isn’t he the guy who lost a couple of Grand Tour wins??

  • elan

    Its okay saying you feel good and going to ride the race,but once you are on the 3rd week you might regret it,Alberto did not recover enough for the tour.Sky do this all the time.If A rider is not going to win they pull out and help for the next race.Its interesting to note that Contador dropped all the Sky team apart from Froome,himself with no team mates around.

  • John Senior

    Looks like they’re going to win – or try to. Great that Ian Boswell is getting a ride and Nieve and Kiri too. Just hope Roche and Thomas aren’t knackered from the tour!