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Barloworld prepares for Tour de France

By:
Monika Prell
Published:
June 13, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:27 BST
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Latest Cycling News for June 13, 2007

British team Barloworld will be at the start line of the Tour de France for the very first time,...

British team Barloworld will be at the start line of the Tour de France for the very first time, even able to hit the road in their home country. Previously, the team had announced six of its nine riders for the Tour.

The announcement of the final roster will come after its scheduled stage races races in Portugal and Holland. First, they will ride the GP CIT Correiros in Portugal from June 14 to 17, where the team won a stage last year and Alexander Efimkin finished eleventh overall.

The lineup in Portugal will contain Pedro Arreitunandia, Giosuè Bonomi, Ryan Cox, Enrico Degano, Robert Hunter, Paolo Longo Borghini, Hugo Sabido and Kastantsin Siutsou under the guidance of Directeur Sportif Valerio Tebaldi.

Degano and Hunter are the only ones that will proceed to Holland for the Star Elektrotoer from June 19 to 23. They will be joined by Diego Caccia, Giampaolo Cheula, Alexander Efimkin, Fabrizio Guidi, Mauricio Soler and Geraint Thomas, who is scheduled to be the first Welshman to start the Tour de France in almost 40 years. The team will be led by Alberto Volpi.

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