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A few years ago, we’d have been suggesting Tour de France stage wins for Fabian Cancellara and podium places for Andy and Fränk Schleck for this team. As it is, Cancellara may or may not ride, and the Schleck brothers look good for the top 30. Trek’s better prospects from last year, Maxime Monfort, Jan Bakelants and Tony Gallopin, have left, while Robert Kiserlovski and Julián Arredondo, both with potential in the Tour, were sent to the Giro.

The Schleck brothers, should they both make it through the cobbled stage intact, will be the GC leaders, although we’d be less surprised if stealthy stayer Haimar Zubeldia was their best-placed in Paris. The Spanish rider has achieved four top 10s at the Tour, and we still can’t remember ever actually seeing him.

Tour de France history
Participations: 3
Stage wins: 3
Best overall: Andy Schleck, second in 2010/2011 (awarded 2010 Tour victory after Alberto Contador tested positive)
Top 10s: 3
Jersey wins: 0

Tour team: Matthew Busche (USA), Fabian Cancellara
Fabian Cancellara (Sui), Markel Irizar (Spa), Gregory Rast (Sui), dAndy Schleck (Lux), Frank Schleck (Lux), Danny Van Poppel (Ned), Jens Voigt (Ger), Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)