Monday, June 19, 2006
One returning Lanterne Rouge
The Tour de France provisional riders list has been posted! We have many familiar riders back, but many who regretfully will be unable to attend.
- Jimmy Caspar (winner of the 2006 Tour de Picardie), who will be riding for Cofidis, was the 2001 and 2004 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge.
- Iker Flores, the Euskaltel-Euskadi rider and ultimate 2005 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge, will not be riding
- Leonardo Piepoli, the amazing mountain climber on the Saunier Duval team and Lanterne Rouge for the first three stages of the 2005 Tour will not be riding
- Janeck Tombak, the Cofidis rider who was the Lanterne Rouge for two stages in 2005 will not be riding
- Steve Zampieri, the Swiss Phonak rider who was the Lanterne Rouge for Stage 6 of the 2005 Tour will not be riding
There will be a whole new roster of media star personalities and - our focus here - incredibly important supporting players and unsung heroes in the upcoming 2006 Tour de France. It promises to be an exciting one!