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Tentative roster for Team RadioShack

Armstrong and Leipheimer     CREDIT: Al Crawford

Armstrong and Leipheimer CREDIT: Al Crawford

What I’ve gathered from various on-line sources and translating from European sites this is the RadioShack team so far. Obviously, it is a team designed to contest the Tour de France. Armstrong and Leipheimer at this point look to be the GC riders. However if Kloden is able to break free from his Astana contract look for him to come aboard and be a leader in some capacity as well. The rest of the team looks to be comprised of capable domestics like Jason McCartney, Chris Horner and Gregory Rast and a mix of fresh blood from Trek-Livestrong team, which is the feeder squad. The only question marks that remain is who is going to be able to break their Astana contract and join RadioShack? One key rider still tied up contractually to Astana  and has been Armstrong’s key lieutenant in his Tour de France victories is Yaroslav Popovych.

Lance Armstrong (Astana)

Sam Bewley (NZ)
Jani Brajkovic (Astana)

Matthew Busche (USA)
Ben Hermans (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator)
Chris Horner (Astana)

Daryl Impey (RSA)

Markel Irizar (ESP)
Levi Leipheimer (Astana)

Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA)

Tiago Machado (POR)

Nikolas Maes (Belgische Topsport Vlaanderen)

Jason McCartney (USA)
Sergio Paulinho (Astana)
Grégory Rast (Astana)
Sébastien Rosseler (Quick-Step)

Ivan Rovny (RUS)
José Luis Rubiera (Astana)
Gert Steegmans (Katusha)

Bjorn Selander (USA)
Haimar Zubeldia (Astana)
Tomas Vaitkus (Astana)

Thanks to Team TheShack blog as well as their Twitter, Bike World News, Team Radio Shack News

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4 Responses to “Tentative roster for Team RadioShack”

  1. Ron Callahan October 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Sean October 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Correction Needed — “capable domestics like Jason McCartney” and he is very, very capable…good team player who can take care of the captains and blow-up a peloton as needed.

  3. thomas c crow October 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Is tier any truth to haimar zubedia, gregory rast, andreas kloden and johan bruneel not being part of team radio shack. Also is tier any chance that floyd landis could ride for the team, as I think it would be a great addition.

  4. neilroad October 14, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    @thomas c crow
    From what I’ve heard they are trying to figure out how Rast, Zubedia and Kloden can join RadioShack next year. I can tell you that Landis is not joining the team.

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