Selection for first Tour de France 'a dream come true' for Cras

Lotto Soudal’s Steff Crass at the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana at the 2020 Challenge Mallorca
Lotto Soudal’s Steff Crass at the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana at the 2020 Challenge Mallorca (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Lotto Soudal's Steff Cras has expressed his surprise and delight at having been named as one of the Belgian WorldTour team's eight riders for this year's Tour de France. The squad was announced last week, and also includes Philippe Gilbert, Thomas De Gendt, John Degenkolb and sprinter Caleb Ewan, who it will be Cras' responsibility to try to look after during the French Grand Tour, which will this year run from August 29-September 20.

"It's nice that the team has given me their confidence, even though I have hardly raced for Lotto Soudal in 2020," said Cras, who began his season with his new team at the Challenge Mallorca in Spain in late January ahead of racing the UAE Tour.

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