Team Sky name Vuelta squad
Colombian Sergio Henao will spearhead a cosmopolitan Team Sky squad at the Vuelta a Espana which begins on Saturday.
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The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the top climbers in the sport and has been chosen as leader of a nine-strong group which also includes Edvald Boasson Hagen, Dario Cataldo, Vasil Kiryienka, Christian Knees, Salvatore Puccio, Luke Rowe, Rigoberto Uran and Xabier Zandio.
Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: "It's a testament to the strength and depth in this team that we can line up in all three Grand Tours this year with such strong squads.
"We've watched Sergio develop since he joined the team and this is a great opportunity for him to demonstrate what he is capable of on a big stage like the Vuelta.
"We have selected a squad for all eventualities out on the road and we're excited to get started and to try to build on our success this season."
Henao added: "The Vuelta is a huge race for me and an important and prestigious event.
"It is an honour to be picked as the team leader and it's a responsibility that I want to try and fulfil. I respect what the team has asked of me and I want to try and make the most out of the opportunity."
Team Sky's Tour de France winner Chris Froome is currently competing in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado, where he is supporting team-mate Joe Dombrowski.
Henao secured a top-10 finish on his Grand Tour debut in last year's Giro d'Italia and has finished in the top 10 on 17 occasions so far this season.