2013 - One stage win for since-departed Jan Bakelants.
Andy Schleck has been overall runner-up in 2009 and 2011, and was awarded the 2010 Tour after Alberto Contador’s doping disqualification, all under the previous Radioshack Leopard team licence.
Frank Schleck has been fifth in the general classification in 2008 and 2009, and third in 2011.
Officially in-form Frank Schleck and Haimar Zubeldia. Once it would have been Frank's younger brother Andy, a former Tour winner in 2010 by default after he was promoted from second place overall due to a positive drug test for Alberto Contador. However, after breaking his sacrum - the bone connecting the pelvis to the lower back - in 2012, he has not returned to top form and has been said to be caught in almost existential angst. He has been selected by directeur sportif Kim Anderson to ride as a domestique.
Changes since 2013:
US bikemaker Trek Bicycle has bought the WorldTour racing license of the RadioShack-Leopard team. Maxime Monfort, Jan Bakelants and Tony Gallopin have left.
Frank Schleck and wily Basque Zubeldia have good legs for the climbs, which should fare them well in this year's 'Tour for mountain goats' and are targeting a top 10 finish in the general classification.
Swiss time trial master Fabian Cancellara is often seen in yellow but there is only one time trial this year, and that's on the penultimate stage of the Tour, so he will have to look to switch his focus to the cobbled Stage 5.
German Jens Voigt, a full 42 years old, is a big favourite of aficionados for his lung-bursting, 'shut up, legs!' turns at the front of the train. Lining up in his 17th, and surely last, Tour de France, Jensie is tying the record for the most appearances and the ever-opportunistic rider will be looking for some break-away glory.
The full nine:
Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland), Matthew Busche (USA), Markel Irizar (Spain), Gregory Rast (Switzerland), Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck (both Luxembourg), Danny van Poppel (Netherlands), Jens Voigt (Germany) and Haimar Zubeldia (Spain).