Team Discovery Channel Announces Tour de France Roster

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06/18/2006| 0 comments
by P.J. Rabice

Team Discovery Channel Announces Tour de France Roster

Team looks to compete and challenge in post-Lance Armstrong era.

will be Noval?s third with the Discovery Channel team. Benjamin has shown strong form throughout his spring campaign as he worked tirelessly for his team leaders at races such as Paris-Roubaix, Tour de Georgia and Dauphine Libere.

 

Viatcheslav Ekimov - With 14 Tour de
France
?s under his belt and 40 years of cycling wisdom, Eki is a true professional.   Having missed out on Lance?s seventh Tour win in 2005 due to a back injury, Eki is motivated as ever to return to the roads of
France
and prove to the world that he has not lost a step.   This season, Eki has focused on working for team leaders like George Hincapie, Tom Danielson and Paolo Savoldelli during the Tours of California, Georgia and Italy, respectively.   While providing key support for Paolo Savoldelli, he was still able to finish tenth in the Individual Time Trial and help the team finish fifth in the Team Trial event.  

 

Jose Luis Rubiera - Nicknamed ?Chechu?; this Spanish rider is another true professional of the Discovery Channel Team.   Chechu has quietly ridden his 2006 season in preparation for two races, the Giro d?Italia and the Tour de France.   In the Giro, Chechu rode selflessly for Paolo Savoldelli and while doing that nearly missed out on a stage victory, finishing second.   His strong riding in the Giro helped the team place third in the Team Trial Event and a personal thirteenth overall place in one of the toughest grand tour races ever ridden.

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