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Tour de France Gets Wild

Tour de France boss Jean Marie LeBlanc today announced the five wild card teams chosen to race across France in July. They are:

– AG2R Prйvoyance
– Bonjour
– Crйdit Agricole
– Franзaise des Jeux
– Saeco-Longoni Sport

Whoa! Who’d have guessed an Italina team would make the cut over another seconf Div French team! Tough luck for Marco Pantani and Mercatone Uno – but then he really hasn’t done much of anythng this year except remain popular with Fans in Italy. We’ll also miss the circus-;ike antiics of Mario Cipollini, but then he says (conveniently) that he’s really only interested in the Giro and the Worlds… Team Coast was another noteable not making the cut.

One more team wil lbe selected after the Giro, and the rest of the teams look like this:

Italy
– FASSA BORTOLO
– LAMPRE – DAIKIN
– MAPEI – QUICK STEP
– TACCONI SPORT
– ALESSIO

France
– COFIDIS LE CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE

Spain
– IBANESTO.COM
– KELME – COSTA BLANCA
– O.N.C.E.-EROSKI
– EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI

Belgium
– DOMO-FARM FRITES
– LOTTO-ADECCO

Germany
– TEAM TELEKOM

USA
– US POSTAL SERVICE

 Denmark
– TEAM CSC-TISCALI

Netherlands
– RABOBANK

 

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