Team Sky Lineup for TdF


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Team Sky Lineup for TdF

Posted: 24th June 2010 | Source: Team Sky

Team Sky today announced the line-up of nine riders who will compete at the team's debut Tour de France, starting on 3 July in Rotterdam.

Bradley Wiggins, who came fourth in last year's Tour de France to equal the best ever finish by a British rider, will be supported by fellow Brits Geraint Thomas and, in his first ever Tour de France, Steve Cummings along with six riders from other nationalities, all of whom have shown great form throughout the 2010 season.

The team includes experienced Grand Tour riders, such as Juan Antonio Flecha, who has shown his talent in this season's Classics, and Thomas Löfkvist who put in a strong performance at the Tour de Suisse. Michael Barry also makes selection having shown excellent leadership at the Giro d'Italia this year. Michael has ridden in Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia Grand Tours but this will be his first ever Tour de France.

Edvald Boasson Hagen also makes his Tour de France debut following a fantastic comeback from his Achilles injury. Edvald won the 2009 Tour of Britain, has already taken five stage wins this season and will be a contender for more stage wins during the Tour.

The full roster of nine riders is:

Michael Barry
Steve Cummings
Juan Antonio Flecha
Simon Gerrans
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Thomas Löfkvist
Serge Pauwels
Geraint Thomas
Bradley Wiggins  

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