The 20 teams for the 2008 Tour de France have been named by the organiser, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

There has been no reprieve for Astana, which ASO said would not be welcome at any of its races.

Slipstream and Barloworld make the cut but there’s no room for Dutch squad Skil-Shimano, which impressed at Paris-Nice last week.

FRANCE
Agritubel
Ag2r-La Mondiale
Bouygues Telecom
Cofidis
Crédit Agricole
Française des Jeux

BELGIUM
Quick Step
Silence-Lotto

DENMARK
CSC

GERMANY
Gerolsteiner
Milram

GREAT BRITAIN
Barloworld

ITALY
Lampre
Liquigas

NETHERLANDS
Rabobank

SPAIN
Caisse d’Epargne
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Saunier Duval

USA
Team High Road
Slipstream