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.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1