Millar named in Team Garmin-Sharp

British rider David Millar and Irishman Dan Martin are included in Team Garmin-Sharp for the 2013 Tour de France.

Millar, 36, has five stage wins at the Tour de France and is the only British rider to have worn all the Tour jerseys.

Martin has won the

Tour of Catalonia

and

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

events in a breakthrough year.

Team Sky’s

Chris Froome is favourite

to win the three-week race,

which starts in Corsica on 29 June.

The Kenyan-born rider hopes to become the second Briton to win the Tour after the success of team-mate

Sir Bradley Wiggins last year.

Other home competitors include The Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s Mark Cavendish, who is looking for the 24th stage Tour win of his career in the opening stage.

Martin is a candidate to lead Team Garmin-Sharp, along with Former Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal and promising young American Andrew Talansky.

Team boss Jonathan Vaughters said: “We have a deep team with a lot of options. Our goal is to animate the race and with an aggressive strategy, we will aim to place high in the general classification.”

The BBC Sport website will have live text commentary of each stage of the Tour de France, with audio commentary from BBC Radio 5 live.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/23074307

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