The Quick Step-Innergetic team has announced its line-up for the Tour de France, which starts July 1 in Strasbourg.
While the team lacks a serious contender for the general classification, that won't be troubling the Belgian-based blue and white squad too much as world champion super-sprinter Tom Boonen will be leading the charge, almost certainly with an eye on the green jersey contest, which he was leading in 2005 when he dropped out of the Tour after a crashing on stage 11.
Boonen will be joined by Wilfried Cretskens, Steven De Jongh, Juan Manuel Garate, Filippo Pozzato, Jose Rujano, Bram Tankink, Matteo Tosatto, and Cedric Vasseur. The team has named Nick Nuyens, Guido Trenti, Kevin Van Impe, and Geert Verheyen as reserves. Wilfried Peeters and Luca Guercilena will direct operations.