June 29, 2004
Vande Velde makes seven
Christian Vande Velde will be riding in support of Roberto Heras. It's Vande Velde's 3rd Tour, after 1999, when he rode in support of Armstrong's first yellow jersey, and 2001, when he crashed and broke an arm.
Vande Velde had a late start in 2004 when Spanish officials discovered his papers weren't in order.
Bobby Julich's selection to CSC's Tour squad is official, as well.
The full list of Americans in the 2004 Tour:
• Lance Armstrong (US Postal)
• George Hincapie (US Postal)
• Floyd Landis (US Postal)
• Tyler Hamilton (Phonak)
• Bobby Julich (CSC)
• Levi Leipheimer (Rabobank)
• Christian Vande Velde (Liberty Seguros)
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