First however, he will face the Tour, and it takes priority over the Olympics. “I have to improve on the Tour. I will not jeopardize the year for London.
“The prologue in Liege is in my favour and I want to wear yellow,” he said. “And with a less mountainous edition, I can try for a good GC.”
The German will open at the Mallorca Challenge (February 5-9), followed by the Volta ao Algarve, Paris-Nice, Tour of the Basque Country, Tour de Romandie, Criterium Dauphine, and the German national championships. His schedule following the Olympics has not yet been set.