Essendon Football Club will take part in the 2014 Tour De France, it has been confirmed
Club Chairman Paul Little made the announcement at the launch of the Essendon Pro Cycling team at Windy Hill today. Little said that following a review of their controversial past two seasons it became clear that the club’s current playing group would be well suited to an event such as Le Tour.
“We’ve done a lot cutting-edge development work with the players and we think we’ve got the special skills needed to succeed on the pro-cycling tour” Little said.
Essendon Captian Jobe Watson said he was looking forward to leading his team up the slopes of the the famous Alp d’Huez.
“Obviously we had a disappointing year this year in the AFL, but we are confident we can turn it around on the bike next year.”
“I think Essendon Pro Cycling will fit in really well with the other cycling teams” the Brownlow medalist told reporters.
It has not been confirmed if Stephen Dank will be taken on as the team doctor.