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19 teams for Critérium International

Critérium International organiser ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) announced nineteen teams for this year's edition on Wednesday. Six French teams and thirteen Foreign were selected to contest the three-stage, two-day event which takes place on March 29-30.

Team High Road, Milram, Team CSC, Caisse d'Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Ag2r, Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Française des Jeux, Agritubel, Lampre and Rabobank were selected from the ProTour ranks and Karpin-Galicia, Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner, Team Slipstream-Chipotle, BMC, Barloworld and Skil-Shimano from the Professional Continental division.

The race will follow its usual format with a point-to-point first stage of 193 km from Signy-le-Petit to Charleville-Mezieres, followed by dual stages on the next day. The second stage will be a 98.5 km mountainous parcours from Les Vieilles Forges to Monthermé in the morning, and will be followed by a time trial stage in Charleville-Mezieres of 8.3 km in the afternoon.

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