Alan Marangoni is a former Italian track cyclist who became a pro road racer in 2009. He has ridden in four Grand Tours before but never the Tour. He will one of the team helpers doing whatever it required to help Sagan reach his goals in the Tour.
30 year old American cyclist Edward King known as Ted is a utility rider from New Hampshire. He'll be making his Tour debut but will be hopeful of getting around as he did in both his appearances at the Giro in 2009 and 2010.
The team will be working around Sagan, but the Slovak is such an unique talent in the pro-peleton that he can do almost anything over 3 weeks of stage racing. He may be up there with the sprinters on the flat, with the puncheurs on the medium mountain stages. What we saw in the Tour du Suisse is that he may even be able to get over some pretty big climbs with GC calibre riders. If that happens here anything is possible he could well be someone in the mold of Eddy Merckx. But Sagan wants to retain the Green Jersey in only his second Tour and that bid may well begin on the island of Corsica with stages 2 and 3 more than within his reach.