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Crash keeps Caisse d’Epargne’s Soler out of Tour

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jun. 28, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM EDT

A crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné will keep former King of the Mountains winner Juan Mauricio Soler sidelined during the 2010 Tour de France.

Soler, winner of a stage and the KoM jersey in 2007, injured his knee during a crash in the second stage at the Dauphiné and will not start the Tour for Caisse d’Epargne.

Leading the team will be two-time stage-winner Luis León Sánchez and recently crowned Spanish road champion Iván Gutiérrez. Also back for his 15th Tour will be French veteran Christophe Moreau, in what’s likely his final Tour of his career.

Also missing for Caisse d’Epargne is Alejandro Valverde, who was recently banned for links to the Operación Puerto blood doping ring dating back to 2006.

Caisse d’Epargne for Tour de France: Imanol Erviti (Spa); Iván Gutiérrez (Spa); Vasil Kiryienka (Blr); Christophe Moreau (Fra); Mathieu Perget (Fra); Rúben Plaza (Spa); José Joaquín Rojas (Spa).

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