Philip Deignan confirmed on Team Sky line-up for Vuelta a Espana

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Philip Deignan confirmed on Team Sky line-up for Vuelta a Espana
Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan has been named in the nine-man Team Sky line-up who will compete in the Vuelta a Espana, which will start near Cadiz in southern Spain on Saturday.

Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan has been named in the nine-man Team Sky line-up who will compete in the Vuelta a Espana, which will start near Cadiz in southern Spain on Saturday.

Chris Froome will make his return to competitive racing when he leads the team, following his retirement from the Tour de France last month - an event he won in 2013.

Thirty-year-old Deignan finished seventh in the Tour of Poland earlier this month and 42nd in the Giro d’Italia.

He was 71st in the 2007 Vuelta and ninth in 2009 when he won stage 17 into Avila.