Agritubel, the French Professional Continental team that received a wild-card invitation to the Tour de France, is in the middle of preparations for the race. It has announced that a pre-selection of 12 riders will participate in a training camp to check out some of the climbs to be featured next month.
The camp, running from June 11 to 16, will be held at the Centre Laurent Fignon, close to Bagnères-de-Bigorre in the Pyrenees, allowing the riders to test the Tourmalet and the Col d'Aspin.
The Tour squad is expected to be led by Juan-Miguel Mercado. The other 11 riders are Emilien-Benoit Bergès, Freddy Bichot, Moisés Dueñas, Romain Feillu, Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria, Eduardo Gonzalo, Cédric Hervé, Nicolas Jalabert, Samuel Plouhinec, Benoît Salmon and Nicolas Vogondy.