The German professional cyclist Emanuel Buchmann is scheduled to tackle the Giro d’Italia next season and is not scheduled for the Tour de France for the time being.
The 29-year-old Buchmann is one of three strong climbers in the top German team who are to fight for a podium finish in the Tour of Italy (May 6th to 29th).
Buchmann shares the leadership role with Dutchman Wilco Kelderman and newcomer Jay Hindley from Australia. Kelderman and Hindley were already on the podium at the 2020 Giro. Buchmann was fourth in the Tour of France in 2019.
“This year we have a big focus on the overall ranking of the Giro d’Italia. We’re not taking a sprinter there,” said sporting director Rolf Aldag on Monday: “We’re starting with a lot of quality. We have the chance to be aggressive and to drive aggressively and to react to every situation in the mountains.” Tour stage winner Lennard Kämna is also part of the Giro team.
At the Tour de France (July 1st to 24th), Bora-hansgrohe relies primarily on stage victories. The Irish sprinter Sam Bennett should primarily take care of this, but the German drivers Nils Politt and Maximilian Schachmann should also have chances. For the overall classification, the team is planning with the Russian Alexander Wlassow.