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Armstrong leads RadioShack at Tour Down Under

By:
Richard Tyler
Published:
December 02, 2009, 11:05 GMT,
Updated:
December 02, 2009, 15:33 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Race:
Santos Tour Down Under
Lance Armstrong with Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Lance Armstrong with Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

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Bruyneel names seven-man team for RadioShack's ProTour debut

RadioShack manager Johan Bruyneel has confirmed the team's line up for January's Tour Down Under, from January 17-24, 2010. The Belgian announced on his Facebook page that Lance Armstrong will lead the US-based team's seven-man squad as he once again commences his season at the Australian ProTour event.

Armstrong will be joined in South Australia by RadioShack teammates Daryl Impey, Jason McCartney, Yaroslav Popovych, Sébastien Rosseler, Gert Steegmans and Tomas Vaitkus.

It will be Armstrong's second appearance at the race after he marked his return from retirement with participation in this year's edition of the race. He will use the event for his later-season objectives at the Tour of California, May 16-23, and the Tour de France, July 3-25.

Steegmans and Rossler have both competed in at the Tour Down Under in the past, while Impey, McCartney, Popovych and Vaitkus will debut in the race.

The Tour Down Under will be RadioShack's first appearance in a ProTour event.

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