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French line-ups for Giro

As more and more teams announce their line-ups for the Giro d'Italia, some last minute changes have been made. At French team Cofidis, for example, Hervé Duclos-Lassalle will finally not be part of the Giro roster, as his team management opted for his Colombian teammate Leonardo Duque instead. Duque came out of the Tour de Romandie in better condition than the son of Gilbert.

AG2R has had to replace Philip Deignan with Mark Scanlon in its Giro roster, as Deignan has come down with pyelonephritis (kidney infection). The Irishman will have to rest at least for one week. AG2R's rider roster at the Giro d'Italia therefore will be: John Gadret, Hubert Dupont, Carl Naibo, Inigo Chaurreau, Mark Scanlon, Yuriy Krivtsov and Tomas Vaitkus.

Another French outfit, Française des Jeux, has communicated its nine riders to take the start in Seraing. Bradley McGee, Sandy Casar, Carlos Da Cruz, Mickael Delage, Philippe Gilbert, Gustav Erik Larsson, Cyrille Monnerais and Jussi Veikkannen will be aiming at stage victories - of which the prologue, which could suit McGee.

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