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June 29, 2007

T-Mobile finalizes Tour roster

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One Brit in, one Brit out at T-Mobile, as 22-year-old Mark Cavendish rides a string of early-season victories to a Tour start in London, but Roger Hammond misses out again.

The team will ride for Australia's Michael Rogers, who aims for a top-5 finish, with two sprint threats, Cavendish and Bernhard Eisel, and some experienced support riders in Kim Kirchen, Patrik Sinkewitz, Giuseppe Guerini, and Axel Merckx.

    T-Mobile 2007 Tour roster:

  • Marcus Burghardt (Germany)
  • Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)
  • Bernhard Eisel (Austria)
  • Bert Grabsch (Germany) starts for Guerini
  • Giuseppe Guerini (Italy)
  • Linus Gerdemann (Germany)
  • Kim Kirchen (Luxembourg)
  • Axel Merckx (Belgium)
  • Michael Rogers (Australia)
  • Patrik Sinkewitz (Germany)

Update: The team will start Grabsch instead of Guerini.

Gerdemann, Cavendish, and Burghardt all are slated to make their first Tour starts.


Yahoo! Eurosport | Tour de France - Cavendish gets T-Mobile call

cyclingnews.com | Hammond hoping as Tour approaches: "The thought of the Tour in Britain is great," he said. "I am trying not to get too excited about it just in case… I don't like to get too built up for something and then not do it.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 29, 2007 in 2007 team rosters, Linus Gerdemann, Mark Cavendish, Michael Rogers, Patrik Sinkewitz | Permalink


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t-mob have changed their roster; guerini will be replaced by bert grabsch

Posted by: cookie at Jul 2, 2007 3:22:12 PM

Question about all 189 riders giving blood sample and all are clean.

How is it that the tdf has test all 189 riders samples in the last 2-3 days?

and it takes a week to get a sample during the tour...for example landis sample after stage 17 was not know positive for 6-7 days?

any thts.

Posted by: Mellow Johnny at Jul 5, 2007 12:56:23 PM

During the arbitration we also learned that it took about 5 hours to run a 45 minute test. Hmmm. The unbiased scientists were sure that was a problem.

Should a guilty verdict come back there is definitely something amiss.

Posted by: Ken at Global View at Jul 5, 2007 2:37:17 PM