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April 6/12 10:17 am - 2012 Tour de France Teams Announced

Posted by Editoress on 04/6/12

The organisers of the Tour de France have completed selection of the teams for the next edition of the event, which will start from the Province of Liege on Saturday the 30th of June and finish in Paris Champs-Elysées on Sunday the 22nd of July.

In accordance with International Cycling Union rules, the following eighteen “ProTeams” are systematically selected:

AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Euskaltel – Euskadi (Esp)
FDJ – Big Mat (Fra)
Garmin – Barracuda (USA)
Greenedge Cycling Team (Aus)
Katusha Team (Rus)
Lampre – ISD (Ita)
Liquigas – Cannondale (Ita)
Lotto Belisol Team (Bel)
Movistar Team (Esp)
Omega Pharma – Quickstep (Bel)
Rabobank Cycling Team (Hol)
Radioshack – Nissan (Lux)
Sky Procycling (GBr)
Team Saxo Bank (Den)
Vacansoleil – DCM Pro Cycling Team (Hol)

In addition to these eighteen teams, the organisers have issued four invitations, meaning twenty-two teams will be present at the start of the 99th edition of the Tour de France. They are:

Argos – Shimano (Hol)
Cofidis, le crédit en ligne (Fra)
Saur – Sojasun (Fra)
Team Europcar (Fra)


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