Reigning Tour champion Pogacar given familiar support cast

Tadej Pogacar will start his bid for a 3rd immediately Tour de France

name later this week along four of the equal teammates

who helped him to closing yr's yellow jersey. 

The Slovenian changed into unsurprisingly on Monday named

inside the UAE Team Emirates line-up for the race, which receives

underway in Copenhagen on Friday Switzerland's Marc 

Hirschi changed into a brilliant omission, however Polish climber 

Rafal Majka, Mikkel Bjerg, Brandon McNulty and Vegard Stake

 Laengen all made the cut. New Zealander George Bennett

and Spain's Marc Soler, each signed within the off-season, are inside

 the team, as is Italian sprinter Matteo Trentin.

"We've labored very difficult all 12 months as a team to put together for 

 said the 23-yr-vintage Pogacar. So a ways this has been tremendous

 for the team and we hope to retain this momentum."