Deceuninck – Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team (Spain) - Press Release: Sam Bennett will race his second Grand Tour of the season between 20 October-8 November.
In terms of number of stages won throughout the years, the Vuelta a España is our team’s second most successful Grand Tour, and the Wolfpack will go there next week determined to add to the exploits of the previous editions, which have seen twelve different Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders claim at least a victory. The course will be again tilted towards the climbers – with Tourmalet and Angliru just two of the highlights – but also the sprinters and puncheurs will have their chances to shine at the race which this year will have 18 stages.
Tour de France green jersey winner Sam Bennett will make his second consecutive appearance at La Vuelta, where he’ll be supported by a strong lead-out train featuring New Zealand Champion Shane Archbold, Michael Mørkøv and Zdenek Stybar, a stage winner at the race in 2013. Another rider bringing a wealth of experience to our team will be Mattia Cattaneo, the soon to be 30-year-old Italian who is set to return to racing for the first time since his injury at the Giro dell’Emilia, two months ago.