The ASO is expected to announce the final three invitations to the Tour de France this week, with two expected to go to Team Astana and the Professional Continental French team Agritubel. And the third may well go to Team Barloworld, according to Sportwereld.
On the other hand, there seems to be no chance for Unibet to attend the Tour, the newspaper reports.
Traditionally, the ASO announces the last invitations to the Tour after the Tour de Picardie, which Barloworld's Robert Hunter won this year. The South African rider won the first stage and was able to hold on to the overall lead for all four stages for the Professional Continental team. It also helps that the team is registered in Great Britain, with its headquarters in London, where the Tour starts this year.