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Team Rosters for the Tour de France

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Bala Verde said:

these lists are only just guesses of who will be riding. i didn't realise that van avermaet is also a roleur. why is de greef riding the tour de suisse then if he is not riding the tdf:confused: why would you trust a news paper guessing on who will make up the silence lotto squad? the teams will be coming in a few days after the tour de suisse!
 
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Frank Schleck might be out for the TdF. He was complaining of injuries sustained to his knee(cap). Yesterday in the TdS he lost 5 minutes, so they are hoping the pain/injury will fade before the start of the TdF.
 
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Jasper said:
Yeah, I already mentioned it in the TDF GC thread. It surely will complicate things for Saxo and the little Schleck.

hadn't gotten there yet! Sorry for the double post. If he doesn't go, do they want to take Fuglsang, although he so young? Or would they take someone that could potentially go for some stagewins/breaks, since without F. Schleck, the team has seriously weakened its chances to go for GC victory.
 
Fuglsang is a no-go, he's simply raced to much already, considering this is his first season as a pro. If Frank (which I don't hope) should be unable to start, the team will surely put both Matti Breschel and Kurt Asle Arvesen in the line up. And Saxo Bank will have to adjust their ambitions accordingly.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
these lists are only just guesses

not just guasses when the teams themselves make announcements on their own websites

http://www.equipebouyguestelecom.fr/cyclisme/tour-de-france/2009/story_sto1974329.shtml

http://www.equipe-cofidis.com/

http://www.agritubel-cycling.info/2009/actu/actu-de-juin/actu_num157.php

http://www.skilcyclingteam.com/index.php?table=nieuws&ID=702

etc.
Piet van Zutphen gives the low down on who is definitely scheduled to ride and who the remaining candidates are @
http://cyclingstartlists.com/2009/07Jul/01Tour2009.htm

velo-club.net does the same (riders marked * are confirmed) @
http://www.velo-club.net/article.php?sid=51201
 
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lucybears said:
not just guasses when the teams themselves make announcements on their own websites

http://www.equipebouyguestelecom.fr/cyclisme/tour-de-france/2009/story_sto1974329.shtml

http://www.equipe-cofidis.com/

http://www.agritubel-cycling.info/2009/actu/actu-de-juin/actu_num157.php

http://www.skilcyclingteam.com/index.php?table=nieuws&ID=702

etc.
Piet van Zutphen gives the low down on who is definitely scheduled to ride and who the remaining candidates are @
http://cyclingstartlists.com/2009/07Jul/01Tour2009.htm

velo-club.net does the same (riders marked * are confirmed) @
http://www.velo-club.net/article.php?sid=51201

On those sites they have 13-14 riders who are potentially riding the tour for their team. It's not a great indicator of who is exactly riding. I guess it is still handy so thanks Bala Verde
 
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I have a very novice understanding of Dutch: Albert Timmer (Ned), Piet Rooijakkers (Ned), Kenny van Hummel (Ned), Jonathan Hivert (Fra), Cyril Lemoine (Fra) en Simon Geschke (Dui) are the certainties to go right? I think we can put Femy Beppu in there as well, obviously him being Japanese (and they love riding bikes everywhere, which I witnessed on a recent trip to Japan) and his sponsors do business there (well obviously Shimano is Japanese) they would be shooting themselves in the foot in terms of lost exposure etc.
 
craig1985 said:
I have a very novice understanding of Dutch: Albert Timmer (Ned), Piet Rooijakkers (Ned), Kenny van Hummel (Ned), Jonathan Hivert (Fra), Cyril Lemoine (Fra) en Simon Geschke (Dui) are the certainties to go right? I think we can put Femy Beppu in there as well, obviously him being Japanese (and they love riding bikes everywhere, which I witnessed on a recent trip to Japan) and his sponsors do business there (well obviously Shimano is Japanese) they would be shooting themselves in the foot in terms of lost exposure etc.

How's your french ?
Fumi Beppu : "Je ne suis pas pistonné !"
says he will have to earn his place
http://www.cyclismag.com/article.php?sid=5092#ancre3
 
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The Saxo bank team has been chosen:

No place for Matti Breschel, which is outrageous because he has 3 victories in the last month opposed to Kurt Asle Arvesen whose best place this year is 16th i Paris Roubaix. I guess Bjarne Riis chose experience over talent and results, but with 2 debutants (Larsson and C. A. Sørensen) it is perhaps the wiser decision.

Very good team though.

The entire team is here:

Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Stuart O’Grady, Jens Voigt, Nicki Sørensen, Chris Anker Sørensen, Gustav Larsson og Kurt Asle Arvesen.
 
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And for Columbia, Greipel shall not ride the Tour, but he will do the Vuelta. Probably for his own glory, as I assume Cavendish will not do three consecutive grand tours in a single season?
 
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Jasper said:
And for Columbia, Greipel shall not ride the Tour, but he will do the Vuelta. Probably for his own glory, as I assume Cavendish will not do three consecutive grand tours in a single season?

What's Cavendish's train? Hincapie, Eisel, Renshaw?

Does anyone think Albasini and Burghardt will make the team?
 
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analo69 said:
The Saxo bank team has been chosen:

No place for Matti Breschel, which is outrageous because he has 3 victories in the last month opposed to Kurt Asle Arvesen whose best place this year is 16th i Paris Roubaix. I guess Bjarne Riis chose experience over talent and results, but with 2 debutants (Larsson and C. A. Sørensen) it is perhaps the wiser decision.

Very good team though.

The entire team is here:

Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Stuart O’Grady, Jens Voigt, Nicki Sørensen, Chris Anker Sørensen, Gustav Larsson og Kurt Asle Arvesen.
thats a pretty strong lineup actually

Fabian is in very good form atmo as well which helps their cause

So is it Andy or Frank who will be the main rider?
 
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analo69 said:
The Saxo bank team has been chosen:

No place for Matti Breschel, which is outrageous because he has 3 victories in the last month opposed to Kurt Asle Arvesen whose best place this year is 16th i Paris Roubaix. I guess Bjarne Riis chose experience over talent and results, but with 2 debutants (Larsson and C. A. Sørensen) it is perhaps the wiser decision.

Very good team though.

The entire team is here:

Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Stuart O’Grady, Jens Voigt, Nicki Sørensen, Chris Anker Sørensen, Gustav Larsson og Kurt Asle Arvesen.

pity about Matti must be saving him for tour of spain. Chris Anker Sorensen is a solid rider rode strongly in the ardenne classics appears to have the job of starting the attacks for csc. Aversen was brought in over matti with the ttt in mind since he is usually not a bad tt rider
 
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Contador wants Noval and Paulinho on the team...

In addition to Lance Armstrong, Andreas Klöden, Levi Leipheimer, Haimar Zubeldia, Yaroslav Popovych.

How will this move play out, and who will be numero nuevo ?
 
Bala Verde said:
Contador wants Noval and Paulinho on the team...

In addition to Lance Armstrong, Andreas Klöden, Levi Leipheimer, Haimar Zubeldia, Yaroslav Popovych.

How will this move play out, and who numero nuevo will be?

That leaves no room for Horner, assuming the team includes one token Kzakh . . . a real pity.
 
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Tomas Vaitkas did an interview on Astana's website at their training camp and he said the Tour was on his racing program, so I assume that he will be starting. But things change during the season.
 
Jasper said:
Why would Van Avermaet be of no use for Lotto? :confused:
He's not exactly a pure sprinter, more a Classics specialist that has enough of a punchy sprint to finish in a bunch sprint top 10 or beat everyone in a small escapee group. He doesn't require a train, and you'd think Evans already has enough mountain domestiques around him. With Van Avermaet there, Silence significantly increase their chance on a stage win, whereas they put everything on Evans, it could turn out to be a very disappointing Tour for them. It's a risk they just can't take.

I Guess it Depends if coming second twice in the tour de france is risking things?