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CN, Please Watch What You're Doing

Mar 19, 2009
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This is pretty bad CN. C'mon.

Click for the spanish Nat'l champs.

What you get is this :

Columbia-Highroad leaves Greipel home for Tour

Laura Weislo
June 26, 21:01,
June 26, 21:19

Winning sprinter passed over in Tour de France selection

Team Columbia-Highroad will head to the Tour de France with a balanced team of sprinters, time trialists and all-rounders, but while the squad is clearly focused around proven stage winner Mark Cavendish, there is one fast man who will not be a part of his lead-out train: André Greipel.

The German has won 10 races for the team so far this year, accomplishing this impressive feat even after taking several months off from racing after being injured in a crash at January's Tour Down Under. More recently, he took three stages of the Ster Elektrotoer after claiming the win at the Philadelphia International Championship.

Instead, Columbia-Highroad will rely on Mark Renshaw, Marcus Burghardt and Bernhard Eisel as the final lead-out men for Cavendish.

Veteran George Hincapie will make his 14th start in the Tour de France. Always there to help in the mountains, Hincapie is not averse to also stepping in as a sprint lead-out if the stage calls for it.

The team leader will be Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen, and he will have strong support in the mountains and team time trial by young rider Tony Martin, Maxime Monfort and Australian Michael Rogers.