American base, Team Slipstream has made it to this July’s Tour de France. A major accomplishment for the Continental Professional team.
Invited by organizer ASO, for two reasons: embracing the anti-doping stance and to lure the American public back to Le Tour. With key riders; David Millar, Christian Van de Velde and Dave Zabriskie reported to get the top position's on the team. Jonathan Vaughters has the daunting challenge of determining who will comprise the rest of the Tour squad. Twenty teams of nine riders will start on July, 5th in the Britanny city of Brest.
I’m thinking talented Ryder Hesjedal belongs on the Tour squad. If not for his strong showing in this early season of racing, then for his flashy Canadian National Champion kit!
(photo): A daring duo ... argyle and red would go well in France. The 'maple leaf' time-trialing at Tirreno. Hesjedal would finish a strong 8th overall.