Luxembourg: Luxembourg-based Leopard-Trek have announced the team to support Andy Schleck`s yellow jersey bid at this year`s Tour de France, held July 2-24.
Schleck, who has finished runner-up the past two years to Spain`s Alberto Contador, will be helped in the mountains by older brother Frank, Germany`s Linus Gerdemann, Belgian Maxime Montfort and Dane Jakob Fuglsang.
Time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland will also play a key role in pace-setting on the flat, along with Germany`s Jens Voigt, Stuart O`Grady of Australia and Dutchman Joost Posthuma.
"It is no secret that we go to the Tour to try to win it," said Team Manager Kim Andersen.
"We have high ambitions for this team. We will target the overall and possibly even win some stages on the way to Paris."
Cancellara, O`Grady, Voigt and the Schleck brothers have plenty of experience in a Tour-winning team having been part of the Saxo Bank squad which hoisted Spaniard Carlos Sastre to overall victory in 2008.
Leopard-Trek team for Tour de France
Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck (both LUX), Linus Gerdemann (GER), Maxime Montfort (BEL), Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Jens Voigt (GER), Stuart O`Grady (AUS), Joost Posthuma (NED).