AG2R La Mondiale announced its official selection for the Tour de France, which starts this Saturday in Brest. Cyril Dessel will hope to continue his good form, while Vladimir Efimkin is a danger man in breakaways. Tadej Valjavec and John Gadret will be givng it a go in the mountains. Allrounder Stéphane Goubert can contest stage victories, while Swiss rider Martin Elmiger showed with his second place at the Swiss Nationals that he is on track.
The nine selected riders are Cyril Dessel, Vladimir Efimkin, Tadej Valjavec, John Gadret, Stéphane Goubert, Martin Elmiger, José Luis Arrieta, Christophe Riblon and Hubert Dupont.