Wout Van Aert to ride the Tour de France 2019 as Jumbo-Visma announce squad

Primož Roglič will not ride the Tour de France, with Steven Kruijswijk taking full GC leadership responsibilities

Wout Van Aert at Paris-Roubaix 2019 (Photo by Stephane Mantey-Pool/Getty Images)

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Wout Van Aert will ride his first Tour de France this year, after Jumbo-Visma announced their squad that will travel to France in July.

The Dutch team will arrive in Brussels on July 6 with GC and stage win ambitions. Steven Kruijswijk will target the overall classification, after finishing fifth in last year's edition, and Dylan Groenewegen will contest the sprint stages, having picked up a total of three Tour de France stage wins across the 2017 and 2018 races.

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