Tuft set to ride in Tour

Langley cyclist taking part in third Tour De France as part of Orica-GrenEdge team

Svein Tuft will race in his third consecutive Tour de France bike race as part of the Orica-GreenEdge team.

He is coming off a chest injury and a broken wrist.

The 38-year-old Langley cyclist — who represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing — is a two-time national road race champion and nine-time time trial champion.

The Tour de Francebegins tomorrow (Saturday) and ends July 26. The race is made up of 21 stages and will cover a total of 3,360 kilometres.