Speaking to US cycling publication Velonews, team boss Jim Ochowicz said the 2016 course revealed earlier this month suited both riders and that it made sense tactically to have more options on the road to deliver a winning result.
“They both have an equal advantage in terms of the race course,” Ochowicz said. “It’ll depend on some elements that we have no idea about, like the weather or something. Generally speaking, it should favor both of them equally.
“With the complexity of the race, the crashes that eliminate contenders every year. Having the ability to have a 1-2 punch puts us in a similar position as Movistar and Sky, and some other teams that we’ve been racing against.”
Ochowicz also said that he expected no personality issues from either rider despite their similar talents.
“I’m not worried. Of course there could be some disagreements from time to time, but knowing both of those guys, the staff that works with us, the communication is going to be constant.
"I don’t think we are going to be getting into places where we’ve left something behind somewhere in a different race and it’s festered something into bigger than it really is."