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No place for Brammeier on Tour de France shortlist

Posted 13 June 2012

Irish National Champion Matt Brammeier has been omitted from the Omega Pharma Quickstep team's plans for the Tour de France.

 

The Belgian team has announced a shortlist of 13 riders from which nine will be chosen to compete in the Tour running from June 30th to July 22nd.

 

The news is a double-blow for Brammeier whose hopes of competing in the London 2012 Olympics a week later have also been dashed.

 

Brammeier is still awaiting the verdict of an appeal against the Cycling Ireland decision which resulted in him not being named as part of the three man Irish team for the Olympic road race.

 

His Omega-Pharma Quickstep team meanwhile, has confirmed that the Tour de France team will be finalised next week.

 

"The athletes will be chosen next week based on the latest indications that will emerge from an important race like the Tour de Suisse" commented Sport Director Wilfried Peeters.

 

The riders shortlisted (in alphabetical order) for the team include Dario Cataldo, Sylvain Chavanel, Gerald Ciolek, Dries Devenyns, Kevin De Weert, Bert Grabsch, Levi Leipheimer, Tony Martin, Jerome Pineau, Gert Steegmans, Matteo Trentin, Stijn Vandenbergh and Peter Velits.

 

Davide Bramati, Brian Holm and Wilfried Peeters have been named as Directeur Sportifs for the event.

 

This 99th edition of the Tour includes one prologue and 20 stages over a distance of 3,497 kilometers.

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