T-Mobile announces Tour pre-selection

13 T-Mobile riders are in the running for the nine places on the team's Tour de France squad,...

13 T-Mobile riders are in the running for the nine places on the team's Tour de France squad, according to team manager Bob Stapleton and Sport Director Rolf Aldag.

Michael Rogers is set to the be team's captain. "Micheal is a leader. He has proven that many times this year, Aldag said on the team's website, t-mobile-team.com.

The remaining twelve candidates are: Lorenzo Bernucci, Marcus Burghardt, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Andreas Klier, Linus Gerdemann, Bert Grabsch, Giuseppe Guerini, Roger Hammond, Kim Kirchen, Axel Merckx, and Patrik Sinkewitz.

"In any case, we will have a strong team at the start," Aldag said.

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