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No extra wildcard given for the Tour

There will only be 21 teams at the start of the Tour de France in Fromentine on July 2, after race organisers ASO declined to invite a 22nd squad. That means the 20 ProTour teams plus Ag2r-Prevoyance will comprise the 189-rider Tour peloton, with five French teams in total. After a strong performance in Paris-Roubaix earlier this season, Agritubel was a candidate for an additional wild card spot, but ASO decided that the team hadn't done well enough in the more recent stage races and dropped it.

The teams for the 92nd Tour de France:

AG2R, Bouygues Telecom, Crédit Agricole, Cofidis, CSC, Discovery Channel, Davitamon-Lotto, Domina Vacanze, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Fassa Bortolo, Gerolsteiner, Illes Balears, La Française des Jeux, Lampre, Liquigas, Liberty-Seguros-Wurth, Phonak Hearing Systems, QuickStep-Innergetic, Rabobank, Saunier Duval, T-Mobile.

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