22 teams to Giro d'Italia

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia have announced the selection of teams invited to participate in the 89th edition of the Italian Grand Tour. On top of the 20 ProTour teams, RCS has chosen two Continental Pro outfits to come to the race: Ceramica Panaria-Navigare and Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni, which both include a number of Italian and South American riders. This adds up to 22 teams which will take the start of the Giro in Belgium this year: the prologue as well as the first stage will take place in Seraing, Southern Belgium.

The teams for the 2006 Giro d'Italia are thus the following:

Ag2R Prevoyance (Fra)
Bouygues Telecom (Fra)
Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears (Spa)
Ceramica Panaria-Navigare (Irl)
Cofidis (Fra)
Credit Agricole (Fra)
Davitamon-Lotto (Bel)
Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa)
Francaise Des Jeux (Fra)
Gerolsteiner (Ger)
Lampre Fondital (Ita)
Liberty Seguros-Würth Team (Spa)
Liquigas (Ita)
Phonak Hearing Systems (Sui)
Quick Step Innergetic (Bel)
Rabobank (Ned)
Saunier Duval - Prodir (Spa)
Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni (Col)
Team CSC (Den)
Team Milram (Ita)
T-Mobile Team (Ger)

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