Team Garmin unveils roster for Tour de France
The squad features four Americans, including Christian Vande Velde who was fourth in last year’s Tour and is returning from a crash in May that left him with five broken vertebrae and other fractures. Also on the list are Irish national champion Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal of Canada, Julian Dean of New Zealand, and the UK’s David Millar and Bradley Wiggins. Dutchman Martijn Maaskant is the first reserve.
"As the title sponsor, we couldn't be more excited about the roster of champions that we're sending to the Tour to represent Garmin," said Jon Cassat, Garmin's vice president of communications. "With our Edge 705 on their handlebars guiding their way, we all look forward to cheering Garmin-Slipstream as they push the pace of the peloton."