Originally Posted by trevim
I would say there's nothing in the Tour for Breschel: there are worse riders with a stage win but Saxo won't be stage hunting anyway. Classics is where he's due.
I'm sure Saxo-Bank would be very happy to see the teams key Danish riders at the tour though. Both Breschel and Mørkøv would be pretty handy for running interferance and forcing the sprinter teams to drive the peloton. Keeping some pressure on the weaker GT teams all helps in the end. Whether it's the best sporting descicion to bring them is debatable of course.
The only thing that is sure is that the team needs it's other riders to make up for Alberto's points not counting so we don't end up outside the top 15 again. As such, I won't be surprised to see some interesting team lineups and even the tradition of twin captains returning for the Giro and Vuelta.
Wouldn't it also be polite to let the all Italians fly the team colours at the Giro again?
Should be an exciting year...