Team Saxo Bank has selected the line-up for the greatest race of the year. The 2010 Tour de France starts on Saturday, July 3rd of July with an 8.9 kilometer long prologue in the streets of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The line-up for the Tour de France 2010: Fabian Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Fränk Schleck, Jens Voigt, Stuart O'Grady, Matti Breschel, Chris Anker Sørensen, Jakob Fuglsang and Nicki Sørensen.
Team Saxo Bank has a talented squad of riders and selecting nine riders has obviously been a huge challenge:
"We have ten riders on our Team of which all are ready and fit to do the race and that has made the job of selecting the line-up extremely difficult. That's why the decision has been made of tactical reasons. It has been a problem of pure luxury but it's not easy telling a rider to stay home when you know he would have done a great job in the race. However, we are now looking forward to a Tour de France with Team Saxo Bank in front of the race," team owner Bjarne Riis commented.
The Swedish time trial specialist, Gustav Larsson is on standby in case of injuries.