RadioShack-Nissan has announced two 40-year-old riders in its team for the Tour de France, already shorn of 2010 champion Andy Schleck, the Luxembourger having sustained a fractured pelvis last week.
German Jens Voigt and American Chris Horner, born within a month of each other in 1971, will be on the start line in Liege, Belgium on 30 June alongside Frank Schleck, who was third in last year's Tour, won by Australia's Cadel Evans, and has just also finished second at the Tour de Suisse.
The team also includes Swiss Olympic time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara, German Andreas Kloeden, second in the 2004 Tour, Spaniard Haimar Zubeldia and French hope Tony Gallopin.
RadioShack-Nissan team for Tour de France
Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Tony Gallopin (FRA), Chris Horner (USA), Andreas Kloeden (GER), Maxime Monfort (BEL), Yaroslav Popovych (UKR), Frank Schleck (LUX), Jens Voigt (GER), Haimar Zubeldia (ESP)