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Wielinga added to Quick.Step's TdF shortlist

Dutch rider Remmert Wielinga has been added to the shortlist of riders competing for the final nine spots on the Quick.Step-Innergetic team in the upcoming Tour de France.

Directeur-sportif Rik van Slycke was impressed with the way he rode at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, and as a consequence, the 28 year-old now has a real chance of riding the Tour de France.

"Of course, it would be fantastic to ride the Tour," said Wielinga, who rode the Tour for the first time in 2003 but did not finish. "But the team is built entirely around Tom Boonen and it is now a question of exactly how I will fit in," he said.