June 24/08 11:42 am - Hesjedal Confirmed to Tour Team
Posted by Editor on 06/24/08
Hesjedal Confirmed to Tour Team
Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 today announced its much-anticipated Tour de France roster. The riders that will represent Team Garmin-Chipotle in tackling the world's toughest sporting event are:
* Magnus Backstedt
* Julian Dean
* Will Frischkorn
* Ryder Hesjedal
* Trent Lowe
* Martijn Maaskant
* David Millar
* Danny Pate
* Christian Vande Velde
"Bringing a team to the Tour de France has always been our vision," said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports LLC and Director Sportif, Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O. "The riders on and off this list have worked incredibly hard for this. As a team, we are dedicated to giving our fans - and the world - something to cheer for at the Tour."
The newly-named Team Garmin-Chipotle tour squad will unveil the team kit and other visuals on July 3rd.
Hesjedal becomes the first Canadian chosen to a Tour de France team since Gord Fraser in 1997.