Danish ProTour squad Team CSC has announced its squad for September's Vuelta a España Grand Tour....
Danish ProTour squad Team CSC has announced its squad for September's Vuelta a EspaÃ±a Grand Tour. Carlos Sastre will lead the CSC men in 2007's final Grand Tour, which commences on September 1, by the Atlantic Ocean in Vigo.
A notable absents from the squad is Danish rider Nicki SÃ¸rensen, who had been building for the event as well as the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. SÃ¸rensen's season came to an end overnight with Team CSC announcing the rider has broken three bones in his foot in an "unfortunate accident" (see separate news item).
"We have a great line-up in these guys," said a confident sports director Kim Andersen. "I'd really hoped to have Nicki SÃ¸rensen along as well, because I think he'd been an important part of the puzzle, but he's out with a broken foot. We're aiming to support Carlos Sastre 100 percent - he's top motivated to do well and he'll have the entire team at his disposal."
Team CSC Vuelta a EspaÃ±a roster: Carlos Sastre, Alexandr Kolobnev, Christian Vande Velde, Chris Anker SÃ¸rensen, Inigo Cuesta, Karsten Kroon, Marcus Ljungqvist, Michael Blaudzun and Volodymir Gustov.
Reserves: Lars Bak and Luke Roberts.