French teams Française des Jeux and Cofidis have finalised their 'Grande Boucle' rosters after the...
French teams FranÃ§aise des Jeux and Cofidis have finalised their 'Grande Boucle' rosters after the National Championships on the week-end. FDJ riders Christophe Mengin and Francis Mourey earned the two remaining tickets to the world's biggest cycling race through Sunday's road race. The full Francaise des Jeux line-up is therefore: Bradley McGee, Baden Cooke, Bernhard Eisel, Philippe Gilbert, Thomas LÃ¶vkvist, Sandy Casar and Carlos Da Cruz, Christophe Mengin and Francis Mourey. Reserve man is FrÃ©dÃ©ric Finot.
At Cofidis, FrÃ©dÃ©ric Bessy and StÃ©phane AugÃ© are the ones completing the already selected CÃ©dric Vasseur, Sylvain Chavanel, David MoncoutiÃ©, Stuart O'Grady, Matt White, Janek Tombak and Thierry Marichal.
As for Pro Continental team Ag2r, the final line-up is as follows: Mikel Astarloza, Sylvain Calzati, Samuel Dumoulin, Simon Gerrans, StÃ©phane Goubert, Yuriy Krivtsov, Jean-Patrick Nazon, Nicolas Portal and Ludovic Turpin. Cyril Dessel could not be included as he is recovering from an appendicitis surgery, which was performed last week. Aliaksandr Usau will be the team's reserve.