Tuesday, May 2, 2017
@Cycling @GiroDItalia 100 anniversary with 3 #Portuguese cyclists Jose Goncalves, Jose Mendes, Rui Costa still question on Andre Cardoso because his 3 top finished in the last 3 yrs in the top 21st places
The Portuguese José Gonçalves is among the registered on Tuesday from the Katusha-Alpecin team for the Tour of Italy, which runs from Friday to May 28. The team, whose general director is the former Portuguese cyclist José Azevedo, will be led by Russian Ilnur Zakarin, who in 2015 won the inaugural stage of the race.
In last year's edition, the 27-year-old rider was fifth when he was involved in a three-day slump, now having a chance to look for his pink jersey. In the Russian team, registered in Switzerland since the beginning of the year, stands out for the seventh participation of the Spanish veteran Ángel Vicioso, 17 years after the debut.
Gonçalves, 28, joins Rui Costa, who will lead the UAE Team Emirates, and José Mendes from Bora-Hansgrohe on the Portuguese list, all of whom will participate for the first time in the Italian competition, For the 100th edition.