Warren Barguil set to lead youthful Team Sunweb squad at 2017 Vuelta a España

Spanish Grand Tour could be Barguil's final race in Sunweb colours

Warren Bargul on stage 16 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

After an impressive performance at the Tour de France, Warren Barguil looks set to be given more leadership opportunities as he travels to the Vuelta a España in what will be one of his final races with Team Sunweb.

The Frenchman, who is departing Team Sunweb to ride for Fortuneo-Oscaro in 2018, is one of six riders aged 26 or younger to make the team, and is likely to share leadership duties alongside Wilco Kelderman.

As expected there is no space for Tom Dumoulin, who will ride the GP de Québec and the GP de Montreal as he prepares for the time trial at the World Championships in Bergen at the end of September.

>>> Vuelta a España 2017 start list

“We have a good combination of experienced riders and young talents with huge strength and potential on our line-up," said team coach Marc Reef.

"We want our younger riders to see what it takes to complete a three week race and give them the opportunity to learn from our more experienced Grand Tour riders, without any form of pressure.

Johannes Fröhlinger is the only rider in the team over the age of 30, with six riders on the squad making their Grand Tour debut at the race.

Team Sunweb Vuelta a España squad

Søren Kragh Andersen

Warren Barguil

Johannes Fröhlinger

Chad Haga

Chris Hamilton

Lennard Hofstede

Lennard Kämna

Wilco Kelderman

Sam Oomen

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