Official Tour Guide – Team Pages 2011

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Each year since 2003, RIDE Media has published the Australian edition of the Official Tour de France Guide. The 2012 issue is on sale nationally from 15 June; the 292 page magazine includes information on every rider eligible to start the 99th Tour de France, as well as maps and profiles of every stage of the three week contest. There are interviews with the favourites, history about the event, insight from the likes of race director Christian Prudhomme and five-time champion Bernard Hinault. The magazine also features a giant pull-out poster of the route for the 2012 Tour – starting in Liège on 30 June and finishing in Paris on 22 July.

On the team pages you’ll find a synopsis of what we can expect from each squad in 2012 as well as commentary from Bernard Hinault. We also include a list of the full roster and examine their history in the Tour.

To give you some background to each squad, we have published a QR-code that sends readers to the equivalent page of the 2011 Official Tour Guide. These can be found on ridemedia.com.au, but here is a summary of these pages.

Team page commentary from the 2011 Official Tour Guide

AG2R La Mondiale 2011

Astana 2011

BMC Racing 2011

Cofidis 2011

Europcar 2011

Euskaltel-Euskadi 2011

FDJ 2011

Garmin-Cervélo 2011

Katusha 2011

Lampre-ISD 2011

Leopard-Trek 2011

Liquigas-Cannondale 2011

Movistar 2011

Omega Pharma-Lotto 2011

Quickstep 2011

Rabobank 2011

Saur-Sojasun 2011

Saxo Bank-Sungard 2011

Sky Procycling 2011

Vacansoleil 2011

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Author: rob@ride

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