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Wild card teams announced for 2019 Giro d’Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo

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RCS has announced the wildcard teams invited to the 2019 Giro d’Italia, with organisers falling in favour of Italian teams and the Israel Cycling Academy.

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, Bardiani-CSF, and Nippo-Vini Fantini will take the start alongside Israel Cycling Academy when the three-week race begins May 11.

Neri Sottoli – Selle Italia, Luca Scinto’s team that have competed at every Giro d’Italia since 2011, have missed out on selection this time around.

Israel Cycling Academy makes the cut for a second year after 2018 when the race departed from Israel.

RCS Sport also announced its invitations to Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo.

Strade Bianche (9th of March):

Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
Vital Concept-B&B Hotels

Tirreno-Adriatico (13th to 19th of March):

Bardiani CSF
Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Gazprom-Rusvelo
Israel Cycling Academy
Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM

Milan-Sanremo (23rd of March):

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
Bardiani CSF
Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Direct Energie
Israel Cycling Academy
Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
Team Novo Nordisk