“The tour is a special race to me. It’s a difficult course with extreme focus and usually it’s the most stressful and prestigious race of all. In the midst of the pain, it’s also the most beautiful and unpredictable and I’m happy to participate year in this anniversary edition of the race. My role in this year’s Tour will be to protect Alberto on the flat sections and in the hilly terrain where it’s important to position ourselves correctly in the field to avoid being caught behind and to prevent being involved in crashes. And there will be crashes, “says the strong Italian and continues:
“In my opinion, Chris Froome and Joaquim Rodriguz are the most dangerous opponents in this year’s mountainous Tour. But like Sky, we have a strong team for both the flat stages and in the mountains and I think it will be a close contest. If we succeed helping Alberto to overall victory will be the culmination of a very long process that we’ve been through on the team and I am proud to be involved in trying to make the dream of winning the most important and fascinating race come true,” concludes the 39 year-old Matteo Tosatto.