The German professional cyclist Maximilian Schachmann has despite his strong spring with several victories still no certainty about a start at the Tour de France.
“Whether I drive the Vuelta or the tour is not certain yet. I count to the extended circle for the tour. At the end, we are nominated in such a way that we have the strongest team at the start », said the 25-year-old from the Bora-hansgrohe team of the German Press Agency.
The decision falls only in the short term, said the cyclist. On Sunday ends at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the classic season, in which Schachmann had shown with two fifth places so far in strong condition.
The Giro d'Italia (May 11 to June 2) Schachmann “definitely” this season out. Instead, he will next go to the Tour of California. Schachmann said about the France highlight in the summer (6 to 28 July): “The tour is a huge event and I would be very curious to experience it. If it were already this year, it would be nice. But I would not bury my head in the sand if it does not work in 2019. “