The AG2R Prévoyance team has a simple aim for the Tour de France: a podium place for one of its riders. "The Tour will be more open this year," said Yvon Breton, general secretary of the team's sponsor. "The idea is that this is a chance for us to figure in the general classification. We therefore want to get one of your riders on the podiuim, and if we can also win a stage, that would be the cherry on the cake."
AG2R will be putting its weight behind Spanish rider Francisco Mancebo, who was fourth in 2005, and aiming to help him move up a place or two this year. Christophe Moreau, who finished second in the Dauphine Libere recently, will also be a major player for the team.