While the final selections have yet to be made, the latest reports say that Matthew Busche will not be riding for the Team RadioShack squad racing in the 2011 Tour de France.
Busche, in his second season as an elite UCI pro, turned in a strong performance in the Amgen Tour of California and beat veteran George Hincapie to win the USA Cycling Pro Road Championship.
Still, team director Johan Bruyneel appears to favor giving the young rider more experience before putting him into the grueling 21-day race considered the pinnacle of the sport.
Busche won the very first race of the Tour of America's Dairyland in 2009 and entered the pro ranks later that year. He signed on with RadioShack shortly after starting his pro career.