Skil gets ASO call up

Dutch cycling squad Skil - Shimano has received invitations to some of Spring's biggest races, including crown jewels Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The Professional Continental team has also been invited to contest La Flèche Wallonne in Belgium.

All three races are organized by French race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the company behind the Tour de France. While the team hasn't been invited to compete in this year's Tour, signs are good for the outfit's future with race director Christian Prudhomme describing the outfit as a 'team for the future'.

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