If he hadn't spent a month off the bike, maybe, but he hasn't shown GT form this year. I think reasonable goals would be a stage win and top 10. Or top 5. He's not going to aim lower than his last 2 finishes.
@ Wrangler: Por lo menos, los luxemburgueses tienen permisión de participar, hay otras nacionalidades (ibéricas) en las que unos ciclistos tendrén el tiempo de jugar con su perro (Piti) durante la Vuelta a Francia!
VALV-Piti no es Valverde ... se vale soñar, no? Si no fuera tan triste por el ciclismo, escrbiría también 35 "Haha".
In other words, Kim Kirchen can make the top 5 this year. The lack of racing this season will not be in his disadvantage, quite the opposite, he will be fresher in the third week this year than he was last year. He has one of the strongest teams on his side and they'll rock the TTT. He might not make the podium this year, he never said so either, but maybe in the next years he will get there!