In 2008, Astana was not allowed to compete in the Tour in Horner’s first year with the team. Last year, Horner was not included when team director Johan Bruyneel opting for team more suited to Alberto Contador, who won the race.
Horner will be competing in his fourth Tour de France. He made his debut in 2005 with Saunier Duval and also raced in support of Cadel Evans with Lotto in 2005 and in 2007 when he finished a career-best 15th overall.
Brajkovic, 26, surprisingly won the 2007 Tour de Georgia and earlier this year had his first major European tour breakthrough when he won the overall title at Le Dauphine Libere.
Also named to the squad as co-captains were Andreas Kloden of Germany and Leipheimer of Santa Rosa, California. Kloden has finished second overall in the Tour de France twice. Leiphemer has finished in the top-10 overall four times, including third in 2007.
The RadioShack roster, 2010 Tour de France:
Lance Armstrong, United States
Levi Leipheimer, Unites States
Chris Horner, United States
Andreas Kloden, Germany
Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia
Sergio Paulihno, Portugal
Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine
Gregory Rast, Switzerland
Dmitry Muravyev, Kazakhstan