Team Sky Tour de France squad announced

Richie Porte and Sky chase, Criterium du Dauphine 2012, stage five

Team Sky have today announced the nine-man squad that will ride the 2012 Tour de France in support of Bradley Wiggins' bid for overall victory.

Mark Cavendish unsurprisingly makes the cut although the remaining seven riders have been chosen with Wiggins in mind.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.