These are the seven riders who will support Peter Sagan at the Tour of California

Juraj Sagan and Rafal Majka among those in the eight-rider line-up

Peter Sagan on stage four of the 2017 Tour Down Under (Credit: Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Bora-Hansgrohe have revealed their line-up for the Tour of California, with a fairly strong team travelling to the west coast of America to support world champion Peter Sagan.

Sagan, who won the race overall in 2015 and has take 15 individual stage wins since 2010, will be the star attraction in California, with Elia Viviani (Team Sky), Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) expected to provide his main competition in the sprints.

Alongside Sagan in the Bora-Hansgrohe team will be his brother, and Slovakian national champion, Juraj Sagan, and Polish champion Rafal Majka, who has previously finished on the podium at the Vuelta a España.

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Sagan will also be joined by Maciej Bodnar, with whom is was in a break on stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de France together with Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

The Bora-Hansgrohe line-up is completed by Jay McCarty, Pawel Poljanski, Michal Kolar, and Erik Baska.

The 2017 Tour of California starts on May 14 with a flat stage starting and finishing in Sacramento, and finishes six days later in Pasadena.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.