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Romain Feillu to lead Vacansoleil into Tour de France

Vacansoleil will spearheaded by Frenchman Romain Feillu in the Dutch team’s first-ever appearance in the Tour de France.

2011 Giro d'Italia stage 1
Vacansoleil at this year's Giro d'Italia
Featuring a line-up of young riders, the 27-year-old Feillu is joined by Slovenia’s Borut Bozic and a quartet of Dutch riders: Johnny Hoogerland, Wout Poels, Lieuwe Westra and Rob

“I’m proud to present such a young team,” said team director Hilaire van der Schuere. “With these riders, we’ll be competitive in every stage.”

Feillu wore the leader’s yellow jersey for one day during the 2008 Tour, while Bozic won a stage at the Vuelta a España in 2009.

Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt, winner of a stage at last week’s Tour de Suisse, was also named in the team.

Vacansoleil team for the Tour de France

  • Romain Feillu (F)
  • Borut Bozic (SLO)
  • Marco Marcato (I)
  • Thomas De Gendt (B)
  • Bjorn Leukemans (B)
  • Johnny Hoogerland (Nl)
  • Wout Poels (Nl)
  • Lieuwe Westra (Nl)
  • Rob Ruijgh (Nl)