Bol leads Sunweb sprint hopes at Tour de France

Sunweb's Cees Bol wins stage 3 of the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Sunweb's Cees Bol wins stage 3 of the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Cees Bol will lead Sunweb's hopes in the bunch sprints at this year's postponed Tour de France, which starts in Nice on August 29. The Dutchman is therefore effectively the team leader for the flatter stages, even if there's no true leader of the entire eight-man squad, which teammate Tiesj Benoot has described as this year being made up of 'freelancers'.

The omission from the Tour squad of Sunweb sprinter Michael Matthews was as much a surprise to him as it was to everyone else, but the 29-year-old Australian has been told by team management to instead concentrate on this year's rescheduled Milan-San Remo (August 8), Il Lombardia (August 15) and the Giro d'Italia (October 3-25).

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