Tour de France Team Preview: Netapp

Leopold Konig of the Czech Republic will lead the Netapp squad at the Tour de France. (Photo: Bettini)

Czech rider Leopold Konig will lead German cycling outfit Netapp in the Tour de France which gets underway in Leeds, England on July 5. Netapp, one of four second-division teams invited by organizers to compete in the three-week race, will line out with nine Tour newcomers. Konig, 26, a stage winner in the last Tour of Spain in which he finished ninth, suffered a knee injury early this season but has come back strong finishing fourth in the Tour of Bavaria and 11th in the Criterium de Dauphine.

Jan Barta (CZE)
David de la Cruz (ESP)
Zak Dempster (AUS)
Bartosz Huzarski (POL)
Leopold Konig (CZE)
Tiago Machado (POR)
Jose Mendes (POR)
Andreas Schillinger (GER)
Paul Voss (GER)