Tour de France - Dupont confirmed for Tour

Wed, 22 Jun 10:10:00 2011

AG2R La Mondiale have confirmed that Hubert Dupont will be in their nine-man team for the Tour de France.

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The 30-year-old from Lyon finished 12th on GC at the Giro d'Italia and will support team leaders Nicolas Roche and Jean-Christophe Peraud.

Team manager Vincent Lavenu said: "Hubert earned his selection for the Tour de France with a great Giro and a good performance on the Route du Sud.

"He will be valuable in the mountains where he will aim to support our leaders. Hubert rode at the highest level in the Giro and it allowed him to gain confidence. "

John Gadret, Blel Kadri and Christophe Riblon, winner of stage 14 last year, have also been confirmed with three riders yet to be named.

The Tour de France starts on July 2.


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