The Cervélo Test Team of defending Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre has announced its final roster for this years race, which begins July 4. In addition to Sastre, the nine-man squad will include fellow Spaniards I?igo Cuesta López and JoséCorum 082-150-20-0F01-BATSR Men's watch Angel Gomez Marchante, Ukranian Volodymir Gustov, Germans Heinrich Haussler and Andreas Klier, Aussie Brett Lancaster, New Zealander Hayden Roulston, and Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd.
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Hushovd will co-captain the team with Sastre and will target the green jersey of the Tours top sprinter, which he won in 2005.The Test Team is a new project launched by Cervélo this season to improve fan access to riders, offer behind-the-scenes looks at what goes into being a top-level racer, and, most importantly, provide the Canadian bike manufacturer and the teams various other equipment sponsors a chance to have their products Corum 105.304.20/E040BA6 Watch tested and refined at the highest levels of the sport. With the global economy hitting team sponsorships hard, having bike manufacturers run their own teams—or at least take a much more prominent role—is a model that may spread in coming seasons.—John BradleyTwitter: johnwbradley