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.