Wednesday 30 May 2007 at 23h56

The selection of teams which will participate in the Tour de France 2007 has been announced today by ASO.

The organiser of the Tour de France today announced on its website that, in addition to the 18 Pro Tour teams (out of 20) which had already been selected on December 12th, 2006, 3 wild cards have been given out. These wild cards have allowed to select the French Agritubel, the English Barloworld and the Swiss Astana.

The wildcards for Agritubel and Astana aren't really surprising: Agritubel is a French team which already participated in last year's Tour and Astana's selection is in line with expectations as well with riders such as Alexandre Vinokourov and Andreas Klöden.
Barloworld's (an English team with a South-African sponsor) selection however is a little bit more a surprise, even though rumours about this selection had already been published on several websites the last few days. Barloworld is a Professional Continental Team and currently ranks second in the Europe Tour ranking (right behind Rabobank's Continental team).

With this selection, still remains out of all ASO selections, officially because they advertise for an online gambling service, which is forbidden in France (and Belgium).

The team selection is as follows (21 teams x 9 riders = 189 riders):

Soon you'll find on this website a post about the riders who have been selected for the Tour de France by these teams (the selections are currently being finalised and some have more or less already been announced).

door Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. de toute manière l équipe astana son les mailleurs et aussi un gros bisous de ma pare pour mon favorie alexandre vinokourov

    | fabian munier | Friday 29 June 2007 om 21h50

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