Tour de France 2022: TotalEnergies team and B&B Hotels awarded final wild card invitations

PARIS FRANCE JULY 18 Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 21 a 1084km stage from Chatou to Paris Champslyses Arc De Triomphe Paris City LeTour TDF2021 on July 18 2021 in Paris France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images
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Peter Sagan's TotalEnergies team and French ProTeam B&B Hotels p/b KTM have been awarded the final two wildcard invitations to the 2022 Tour de France, joining Alpecin-Fenix and Arkéa-Samsic, who had already been earned automatic berths thanks to their position in last season’s UCI rankings. The 18 WorldTour teams are automatically awarded places in the 22-team Tour de France peloton. 

The decision means that Jean-René Bernaudeau’s TotalEnergies team continues sequence of competing in the Tour every year since its foundation as Bonjour in 2000. The squad is battling to earn promotion to the WorldTour in 2023 and underwent a revamp this winter with the arrival of Peter Sagan.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.