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Lotto Belisol reveal Vuelta a España team

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Cycling News
Published:
August 15, 2014, 6:45 BST,
Updated:
August 15, 2014, 7:54 BST
Race:
Vuelta a España
Jurgen van den Broeck flies downhill

Jurgen van den Broeck flies downhill

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Adam Hansen to make tenth successive grand tour appearance

Lotto-Belisol have announced its nine-man team for the 2014 Vuelta a España which starts with a team time trial in Jerez de la Frontera on August 23. Adam Hansen has been selected for his tenth consecutive grand tour while Jurgen Van den Broeck and Maxime Monfort will lead the team's GC aspirations.

Vegard Breen is the only grand tour débutante in the experienced squad which includes Greg Henderson who won a stage at the Spanish grand tour in 2009. 

Monfort was sixth overall at the 2011 edition of the Vuelta and will combine with Van den Broeck for a double assault on GC. The Belgian Monfort was 14th overall at the Giro d'Italia in May and recently competed in the Tour de Pologne where he finished 22nd overall. 

Van den Broeck has raced the Vuelta twice with mixed results. The 31-year-old was eighth overall in 2011 but then was a DNF the next year. After a disappointing Tour de France in which he he finished 13th overall, Van den Broeck will be looking to bounce back and finish within the top-ten of a grand tour for the fifth time.

Belgian champion Jens Debusschere will look for stage wins in bunch sprints where he will be supported by Hansen and Henderson.

Lotto-Belisol for the Vuelta a España: Sander Armée, Vegard Breen, Bart De Clercq, Jens Debusschere, Adam Hansen, Greg Henderson, Pim Ligthart, Maxime Monfort and Jurgen Van den Broeck.

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