Tour Teams: Rabobank
The team looks pretty strong. Especially Addy Engels, Karsten Kroon and Bram de Groot are a surprise, as well as Beat Zberg. All three had not been in previous shortlists, but they’ve been riding really well these
past few weeks.
Of course Leipheimer will be front man, he won the time trial in Route du Sud and seems to be ready.
Finisher Steven de Jongh is left out, meaning that for the first week Rababank counts on attackers like Erik Dekker, Marc Wauters, Karsten Kroon and Bram de Groot (in that order). All the rest are supposed to
last through the mountains.
So they left out out Geert Verheyen, Marc Lotz (who was Michael Boogerd’s big helper in previous editions, now replaced by Giro d’Italia surprise climb talent Addy Engels) and Jan Boven (good in Giro and Suisse) and
Bram de Groot