Contador to lead Astana at Paris-Nice

Two teams, Astana and Caisse d'Epargne, announced their line-ups for Paris-Nice from March 8 to 15....

Two teams, Astana and Caisse d'Epargne, announced their line-ups for Paris-Nice from March 8 to 15.

Spaniard Alberto Contador will lead Team Astana. The race is part of Contador's preparation leading up to his main goal of the Tour de France in July. Another former Tour de France winner, Oscar Pereiro, will also be there, riding with his Caisse d'Epargne team.

Team Astana for Paris-Nice: Alberto Contador, Alexandr Dyachenko, Daniel Navarro, Sergio Paulinho, Yaroslav Popovych, Benjamín Noval, Michael Schär and Haimar Zubeldia under directors Alain Gallopin and Viatcheslav Ekimov

Caisse d'Epargne for Paris-Nice: Andrey Amador, Anthony Charteau, Imanol Erviti, David López, Dani Moreno, Oscar Pereiro, Mathieu Perget, Luis León Sánchez under director Yvon Ledanois.

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