The Amoury Sport Organisation has just announced the 21 teams that will be taking part in this year’s Tour de France. Along with the 18 ProTour teams that ASO recognise, the Tour organisers have given wild card places to Agritubel, Astana and Barloworld.

Unibet are once again the losers, as the Swedish/Belgian team are left out of a race organised by the French company. The race starts in London with a 7.9km prologue in the heart of London on July 7.

The teams are:
Ag2r Prevoyance
Agritubel (wc)
Astana (wc)
Barloworld (wc)
Bouygues Telecom
Caisse d’Epargne
Cofidis
Credit Agricole
CSC
Discovery Channel
Euskaltel – Euskadi
Française des Jeux
Gerolsteiner
Lampre – Fondital
Liquigas
Milram
Predictor – Lotto
Quick Step Innergetic
Rabobank
Saunier Duval – Prodit
T-Mobile

wc – denotes wild card place