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Wildcard teams announced for the Tour de France

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Tour de France 2017

The organisers of the Tour de France have chosen the teams that will take part in the 104th edition (July 1-23).

French teams Cofidis, Direct Energie and Fortuneo-Vital Concept have been awarded places at the French Grand Tour, along with Belgian squad Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

ASO has also named wildcard teams for Paris-Nice, which runs from March 5 – 12. The teams invited again are Cofidis, Direct Energie and Fortuneo – Vital Concept, with a fourth French team, Delko Marseille Provence KTM, joining them.

Three of those four gain an invite to the Critérium du Dauphiné (June 4 – 11). Cofidis, Direct Energie and Delko Marseille Provence KTM will ride, while Fortuneo – Vital Concept makes way for Wanty – Groupe Gobert.

The 2017 Tour de France starts in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday July 1 and finishes three weeks later in Paris on Sunday, July 23.

Tour de France 2017 teams

Wildcards

Wanty-Groupe Gobert
Direct Energie
Cofidis
Fortuneo – Vital Concept

UCI WorldTour Teams

Ag2r La Mondiale
Astana
Bahrain-Merida
BMC Racing
Bora-Hansgrohe
Cannondale-Drapac
FDJ
Lotto-Soudal
Movistar
Orica-Scott
Quick-Step Flooring
Dimension Data
Katusha-Alpecin
LottoNL-Jumbo
Team Sky
Sunweb
Trek-Segafredo
UAE Abu Dhabi