It could have been the tenth Tour de France for Quick.Step's Servais Knaven, but the Dutchman has been informed by his team management that he is not on the 15-rider list of which nine will be selected to participate in the French Grand Tour. "It's going to be a strange summer," said Knaven. "In the last ten years I rode the Tour nine times, as only in 1999 we weren't welcome with TVM. After my stage win in 2003 I thought I had enough of it, but then I always had a goal with Tom Boonen these last years, again. The team management has to make a choice - that's hard, but cycle racing simply is a hard world."