AFP; Photo: Bettini
Sprinter Mark Cavendish will be joined by two Eritreans in South African team Dimension Data’s Tour de France outfit. Cavendish, 31, has won 26 stages on the Tour de France as well as 15 on the Giro d’Italia and can count on usual teammates Bernhard Eisel of Austria and Australian Mark Renshaw, who also signed for the South African team in the offseason.
Two other former Tour stage winners are included in the shape of Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen and Briton Steve Cummings. Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot, who last year wore the jersey for best climber, will line up with compatriot Natnael Berhane, making his Tour debut. South African Reinardt Janse van Rensburg completes the line-up.
Dimension Data team for Tour de France
Natnael Berhane (ERI), Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR), Mark Cavendish (GBR), Steve Cummings (GBR), Bernhard Eisel (AUT), Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA), Serge Pauwels (BEL), Mark Renshaw (AUS), Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI)