Contador supported by Degenkolb in Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team


Alberto Contador will be supported by John Degenkolb and Bauke Mollema as he bids to win the Tour de France for the third time in his career.

The Spaniard is the lead rider for the Trek-Segafredo team, with sprinter Degenkolb and Dutchman Mollema providing the main support, along with Colombian climber Jarlinson Pantano, in a nine-man group.

Completing the line-up for the Trek team are Markel Irizar, Michael Gogl, Koen de Kort, Andre Cardoso and Fabio Felline, who won the silver medal at the Italian time trial championships on Friday.

"Here's my team for the #Tour2017. Happy, excited and motivated!" Contador wrote in a post on Instagram.

The Tour gets under way in Dusseldorf on July 1 with Contador - who won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009 - one of the leading contenders for the title, along with Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana.