Worthy characteristics before the race
British Sky team includes Vasily Kiriyenko for the world’s most prestigious cycling race, the Tour de France
‘Kiriyenko is one of the most loyal, powerful and respected riders in the peloton. The Belarusian is the reigning world time-trial champion and will don the rainbow jersey during the Tour’s two tests against the clock.
Equally at home setting the tempo at the front or up the road on a solo breakaway, he was on the team for Chris Froome’s first Tour success back in 2013. With 15 Grand Tours (and four stage wins) to his name he’s no stranger to success,’ reads the team’s press release.
The leader of the team will be the current winner of the race, British Chris Froome. The race starts on July 2nd and will last three weeks.