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These rid­ers will join Lance Arm­strong on Team Ra­dioShack. A ma­jor­ity of them rode along­side Arm­strong last year, when he fin­ished third at the Tour de France with As­tana. Missing from the group is Al­berto Con­ta­dor, Arm­strong’s chief ri­val, who is rid­ing with a new As­tana team as he pur­sues a third Tour cham­pi­onship. Age: 26 Coun­try: Slove­nia

Bra­jkovic will be rid­ing in his first Tour. He’ll help in the high moun­tains af­ter beat­ing race fa­vorite Al­berto Con­ta­dor in the Dauphine, a big Tour de France tuneup. at­tempt to iso­late Con­ta­dor. Leipheimer also could shift into the lead rider’s role with Ra­dioShack.

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