25 teams announced for the 93rd Tour of Flanders
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Friday, March 06, 2009

25 teams announced for the 93rd Tour of Flanders

by VeloNation Press at 12:22 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Spring Classics
 
The organizers of the Tour of Flanders announced the names of the teams that will take the start in the 93rd edition of the event on Sunday, April 5.

The organizers of the Tour of Flanders announced the names of the teams that will take the start in the 93rd edition of the event on Sunday, April 5.

The tally for the race includes eighteen ProTour teams and seven professional continental teams receiving a wildcard invitation.

Among the wildcard selection are Belgian continental teams Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner and Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator, and Het Nieuwsblad winner Thor Hushovd's Cervélo TestTeam which has had a strong season to date.

Included in the list is the embattled Fuji-Servetto team, earlier lost their challenge in the Court of Arbitration Sport to ride in the Amaury Sports Organization's race Paris-Nice.

ProTour Teams:
Quick-Step (BEL), Silence-Lotto (BEL), Team Saxo Bank (Den), Caisse d'Epargne (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa), Fuji-Servetto (Spa), Ag2R (Fra), BBOX-Bouygues Télécom (Fra), Cofidis (Fra), Française des Jeux (Fra), Team Milram (Dui), Lampre (Ita), Liquigas (Ita), Astana (Lux), Rabobank (Ned), Katusha (Rus), Garmin-Slipstream (Rus), Team Columbia (VSt)

Wildcard Invitations:
Voralberg-Corratec (Oos), Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner (BEL), Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (BEL), Barloworld (GBr), Skil-Shimano (Ned), Vacansoleil (Ned), Cervélo (Zwi)

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