2009 Tour de France teams announced
Teams from Russia, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, the US, Denmark, Italy, Belgium and… France
Straight from our inbox to you… Quite a lot of teams from France and assorted cycling nations plus the welcome return of one from Kazakhstan.
As expected the Cervelo Test Team get a wildcard entry – given their start to the season and the fact that last year's winner, Carlos Sastre rides for them it would have been pretty amazing if they hadn't.
20 teams will make up a peloton of 180 riders and set off from Monaco on the 96th edition of the Tour de France on the 4th of July. Can't wait.
Team Milram (MRM)
Quick Step (QST)
Silence - Lotto (SIL)
Team Saxo Bank (SAX)
Caisse d’Epargne (GCE)
Euskaltel - Euskadi (EUS)
Garmin - Slipstream (GRM)
Team Columbia – High Road (THR)
AG2R La Mondiale (ALM)
BBox Bouygues Telecom (BTL)
Cofidis, Le Crédit en Ligne (COF)
Française des Jeux (FDJ)
Lampre – N.G.C. (LAM)
Team Katusha (KAT)
Cervélo Test Team (CTT)