Vuelta a España - RadioShack announce strong team

Thu, 18 Aug 16:46:00 2011

Andreas Kloden and Jani Brajkovic are in the Vuelta a Espana line-up for RadioShack, but Levi Leipheimer will stay in the US.

Vuelta a España - RadioShack name team

The American will compete in the Tour of Colorado, but the US-based team have named a strong group of riders to take on the race after a Tour de France steeped in disappointment.

With several crashes ending the hopes of their riders in July prematurely, the team are eyeing redemption on two fronts - in Spain, and in front of home fans in America.

“During the Tour de France our fans all knew that crashes got the best of us,” said team manager Johan Bruyneel

“One month later only the names of the winners stay in their minds. But part three of the cycling season starts now and it’s time for us to show our real value again and to show the Team RadioShack jerseys on the podiums.

"Levi, Andreas and Jani have recovered from their injuries. They are ready to show how they could have performed in July.”

Full RadioShack Vuelta team

Jani Brajkovic

Matthew Busche

Markel Irizar

Andreas Klöden

Geoffroy Lequatre

Tiago Machado

Nelson Oliveira

Sérgio Paulinho

Haimar Zubeldia

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