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June 18, 2006

Rabobank finalizes Tour team

CyclingPost.com | Rabobank reveals Tour de France line-up

It will be a double-Dekker squad at the Tour for Rabobank, which will introduce budding superstar Thomas Dekker to the Tour, riding alongside 12-time Tour rider Erik Dekker.

Denis Menchov is showing excellent form, taking the stage to the top of Mont Ventoux during this month's Dauphiné Libéré. He'll have help in the mountains from last year's King of the Mountains, Michael Rasmussen.

There are stage wins all over this team: Erik Dekker has 4, Freire, Boogerd, Rasmussen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Pieter Weening (nipped Klöden on Stage 8 last year); and that doesn't even mention Menchov's Vuelta championship (when Roberto Heras was DQ'ed) or his white jersey at the 2003 Tour.

    Rabobank 2006 Tour de France squad:
  • Denis Menchov
  • Michael Boogerd
  • Erik Dekker
  • Michael Rasmussen
  • Thomas Dekker
  • Oscar Freire
  • Juan Antonio Flecha
  • Pieter Weening
  • Joost Posthuma
    Reserves:
  • Bram de Groot
  • Pedro Horrillo

Posted by Frank Steele on June 18, 2006 in Denis Menchov, Erik Dekker, Michael Rasmussen, Oscar Freire, Thomas Dekker, Tour de France 2006 | Permalink

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