World champions of road and track to race in Tour Down Under

1997 road race World Champion, Laurent Brochard, will lead the French Bouygues Telecom team at the 2007 Tour Down Under in January. The 38 year-old Frenchman's win at the 1997 world championships in San Sebastián capped off a stellar season of success which also included victory in the ninth stage of the 1997 Tour de France.

"Brochard has been in the pro ranks for more than a decade and continues to post results and show the younger riders how it's done," said Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur. "The Bouygues Telecom team that will contest the Tour Down Under is a mix of experience and youth with several French stars of the future making the trip to Australia."

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