Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky at this year's Tour de France after his commanding victory in this months Dauphine. Wiggins who narrowly missed on a podium spot in Paris in 2009 will be backed up by fellow Brits Geraint Thomas and fast finisher Ben Swift. Swift who was going head to head with New Zealand's Greg Henderson for the sprinters position will make his Tour debut no doubt disappointing the Kiwi who has had a brilliant season so far.
Edvald Boasson Hagen will make his second Tour de France appearance after last year’s debut where he secured two podium finishes. Joining him will be Colombia’s Rigoberto Urán, both having proved key strengths in the mountains at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
“This is a strong and balanced team with a real depth of talent to cater for all the challenges, from the team time trial to its high mountain finishes. The squad have raced and trained together consistently well and are full of confidence after excellent results at Bayern Rundfhart and the Critérium du Dauphiné,” said Dave Brailsford.
The rest of the team also reads like a whos who of cycling in Juan Antonio Flecha, Xabier Zandio, Christian Knees and Simon Gerrans.