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January 19/15 10:30 am - Giro Announces 2015 Team Selection


Posted by Editoress on 01/19/15
 

RCS Sport has formalized the wild cards choices for its four UCI WorldTour races: Giro d'Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo and Il Lombardia. These are in addition to the 17 eligible WorldTeams.

As in past years RCS Sport has given notice in January to allow all teams to better organize their season.

Here is the list of the teams that will participate in the four races:

UCI WorldTeams - 17 (eligible)

AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Etixx - Quick Step (Bel)
FdJ (Fra)
IAM Cycling (Sui)
Lampre - Merida (Ita)
Lotto Soudal (Bel)
Movistar Team (Esp)
Orica GreenEdge (Aus)
Team Cannondale - Garmin (USA)
Team Giant - Alpecin (Ger)
Team Katusha (Rus)
Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo (Ned)
Team Sky (GBr)
Tinkoff - Saxo (Rus)
Trek Factory Racing (USA)

UCI Professional Continental Teams (Wild Cards)

Giro d'Italia (9 - 31 May) - 5 Wild Cards (22 Teams Of 9 Riders Each)
Androni Giocattoli (Ita)
Bardiani CSF (Ita)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Pol)
Nippo - Vini Fantini (Ita)
Southeast Pro Cycling Team (Ita) - Won the Italian Cup

Tirreno - Adriatico (11-17 March) - 5 Wild Cards (22 Teams Of 8 Riders Each)
Bardiani CSF (Ita)
Bora - Argon 18 (Ger)
Colombia (Col)
MTN - Qhubeka (RSA)
Team Europcar (Fra)

Milano - Sanremo (22 March) - 8 Wild Cards (25 Teams Of 8 Riders Each)
Androni Giocattoli (Ita)
Bardiani CSF (Ita)
Bora - Argon 18 (Ger)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Pol)
Cofidis, Solutions Credits (Fra)
Colombia (Col)
MTN - Qhubeka (RSA)
Team Novo Nordisk (USA)

Il Lombardia (4 October) - 8 Wild Cards (25 Teams Of 8 Riders Each)
Androni Giocattoli (Ita)
Bardiani CSF (Ita)
Bora - Argon 18 (Ger)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Pol)
Colombia (Col)
Nippo - Vini Fantini (Ita)
Southeast Pro Cycling Team (Ita)
UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team (USA)

Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Head of Cycling, commented: "As per every previous year, we reflected deeply on the wild card choices; an increasingly meticulous process thanks to the quality of the teams that want to participate in our races. I would like to thanks, on behalf of RCS Sport, all the teams that have advanced their candidacy. This year's choices, especially for the wild cards of the Giro d'Italia, were dictated by the opportunity to support the Italian cycling movement, giving continuity to an overall process without ever losing sight of the goal of international development in strategic territories."

 

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