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Who Will Lead Team Radioshack?

Four cyclists vie for top spot

Team Radioshack has announced its official Tour de France roster, raising questions about who will lead cycling's premier squad in the absence of a clear general classification contender. The team includes four riders who could all conceiveably win the race: Jani Brajkovic, Chris Horner, Andreas Klöden, and recent Tour of Switzerland winner Levi Leipheimer. The mix could create problems if the four riders compete with each other, instead of the main field, an issue that beset the T-Mobile team in the 2005 Tour. “Too many leaders is not an ideal situation, but we are confident we can turn this into an advantage,” Bruyneel told VeloNews. “Together we are strong to fight against Contador and the Schlecks.” Among Radioshack’s leaders, Leipheimer stands out: he has the most grand tour experience and his win in Switzerland could mean he has the best fitness.

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