Commonwealth Games-bound Greg Henderson will start in his third Tour de France in England next weekend.
Henderson has been named in the Lotto-Belisol team, demanding his spot on the back of some outstanding recent form including a stage win in the Ster ZLM Toer in the Netherlands this week. He made a brilliant solo break that led to victory for his teammate and ace sprinter Andre Greipel in the Tour de Luxembourg and he repeated that in the final stage at the Toer GP.
The 37 year old will compete in the Tour from 5 to 27 July before heading to Glasgow for the road race on the final day of the Games on Sunday 3 August.
It will be Henderson’s fourth Commonwealth Games following two bronze medals on the track in 1998 (Kuala Lumpur), a gold medal in the points race and bronze in the team pursuit in 2002 (Manchester) and sixth place in the road race in 2006 (Melbourne). He has already competed in five Olympics – Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012).