RadioShack-Nissan, the team of Luxembourg cycling stars Frank and Andy Schleck, announced their nine man 2012 Tour de France squad Monday. The nine men who will participate in the world's biggest race for the Luxembourg-based team include: Frank Schleck, Chris Horner, Andreas Kloden, Yaroslav Popovych, Jens Voigt, Maxime Monfort, Fabian Cancellara, Haimar Zubeldia and Tony Gallopin.
Last year's runner-up, Andy Schleck, will not be able to participate in RadioShack-Nissan's Tour de France team this year due to a fractured sacral that was caused by a time trial crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné. He will be out for four to six weeks due to the injury and hopes to return for the 2012 London Olympics and Vuelta a Espana.
Chris Horner was originally left off of the RadioShack-Nissan team's fourteen man long list for the this year's French Grand Tour, however it seems that with Andy Schleck having to withdraw from the 2012 Tour, a spot opened up on the list and Horner was reconsidered.
The 2012 edition of the Tour de France takes to its start on Saturday, June 30th in Liège, Belgium with a 6.1 kilometer individual time trial and concludes on Sunday, July 22nd in Paris, France with a 130 kilometer road race.
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