News: ASO Select Teams for Tour de France


ASO have chosen the teams that will take part in the 72nd edition of Paris–Nice (March 9–16), the 66th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné (June 8–15) and the 101st edition of the Tour de France (July 5–27).

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In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following eighteen ProTeams are automatically invited to the three races:

AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
Belkin Pro Cycling Team (Ned)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Cannondale (Ita) (Fra)
Garmin Sharp (USA)
Lampre-Merida (Ita)
Lotto Belisol (Bel)
Movistar Team (Esp)
Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team (Bel)
Orica – GreenEDGE (Aus)
Team Europcar (Fra)
Team Giant – Shimano (Ned)
Team Katusha (Rus)
Team Sky (Gbr)
Tinkoff Saxo (Rus)
Trek Factory Racing (USA)

In addition to these eighteen teams, the organisers have awarded the following wildcards:

Bretagne – Séché Environnement (Fra)
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)
IAM Cycling (Sui)

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)
IAM Cycling (Sui)
Team NetApp – Endura (Ger)

Bretagne – Séché Environnement (Fra)
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)
IAM Cycling (Sui)
Team NetApp – Endura (Ger)

Tour de France Stages
Stage 1 191 km Leeds / Harrogate
Stage 2 198 km York / Sheffield
Stage 3 159 km Cambridge / London

Stage 4 164 km Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille
Stage 5 156 km Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
Stage 6 194 km Arras / Reims
Stage 7 233 km Epernay / Nancy
Stage 8 161 km Tomblaine / Gerardmer The Mauselaine
Stage 9 166 km Gerardmer / Mulhouse
Stage 10 161 km Mulhouse / La Planche des Belles Filles

Rest Besançon

Stage 11 186 km Besançon / Oyonnax
Stage 12 183 km Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne
Stage 13 200 km Saint-Étienne / Chamrousse
Stage 14 177 km Grenoble / Risoul
Stage 15 222 km Tallard / Nîmes

Rest Carcassonne

Stage 16 237 km Carcassonne / Bagneres-de-Luchon
Stage 17 125 km Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet
Stage 18 145 km Pau / Hautacam
Stage 19 208 km Maubourguet Country Val d’Adour / Bergerac
20 Stage 54 km Bergerac / Périgueux
Stage 21 136 km Evry / Paris Champs-Élysées



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