Teams Invited

J.F.C. They are the Cofidis, Skil-Shimano and Spanish Andalusia-CajGranada and Geox. The announcement has not excessively pleased in the cycling scene. The French Cofidis, the Dutch Skil-Shimano and Spanish Andalusia-CajGranada and Geox are the four teams invited by the cycling tour of Spain for its 2011 Edition, which starts on August 20 with a Chrono by teams in Benidorm (Alicante). These four formations joined the other eighteen with direct ticket by his teams Uci ProTour status.

Not as hoped and planned, the ad has not pleased excessively in the cycling scene by the exclusion of the Caja Rural, which together with Movistar have been recent sponsors in landing in the battered Spanish panorama. Navarre, the squadron that Yes, has been as a reserve. There are two of the four teams invited, the Cofidis and Andalusia-CajGranada, which beyond the cyclists formations have autonomous advertising interests in return. Another, the Geox is a set with pretensions of ProTour than category counts in its ranks with a double winner of the Spanish round (Russian Denis Menchov) and an animator and eternal candidate of the same (Carlos Sastre). In the case of the Sil-Shimano, this Dutch formation was left out of the Tour de France, but given the good relations between ASO and Unipublic, organisers of Tour and Vuelta respectively (Tour has a strong shareholder presence in the round, in fact), some sources dispute suggest that this wild card arrives at the suggestion of the neighboring country. Source of the news: controversy with the teams invited to return to Spain