Paris-Nice invites 20 teams

Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) invited the teams to participate in the 2009 Paris-Nice. The 67th edition of the French stage race runs March 8 to 15.

The teams of the Paris-Nice are Milram, Quick Step, Silence-Lotto, Saxo Bank, Caisse d'Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Garmin-Slipstream, Columbia-High Road, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Française des Jeux, AG2R La Mondiale, Agritubel, Lampre-NGC, Liquigas, Astana, Rabobank, Skil-Shimano, Katusha and Cervélo Test Team.

The 2008 edition was won by Davide Rebellin of Team Gerolsteiner. This year, he rides for Gianni Savio's Team Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli. ASO did not invite the Italian Professional Continental team.

Astana, the team of 2007 winner Alberto Contador, was invited. ASO did not invite the team to the 2008 edition.

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