The organization of the Tour de France has its first two wildcards will be announced. Who go to the Belgian Wanty-Groupe Gobert and the French Cofidis. For Wanty-Groupe Gobert is already the third participation to the Tour in a row. A big boost for team boss Hilaire Van der Schueren that this year there will be absolutely wanted presence since the Grand Départ in Brussels.
The 18 WorldTour teams were already assured of slots for the Tour. In addition, shares the organization each year four very sought after invitations. The competition for the four wildcards for this Tour de France was not tender, since there are also many smaller French teams on the participation of aces. The final two wildcards will be announced.
Wanty-Groupe Gobert, the team of Frederik Backaert, Timothy Dupont, Xandro Meurisse, Loïc Vliegen and the French klassementsrenner Guillaume Martin. At Cofidis drive the Belgians Bert Van Lerberghe, Zico Waeytens, Kenneth Vanbilsen and Dimitri Claeys around. They may also hope for a participation in the Tour.
For the other two wildcards will penetrate between the French teams, if Arkéa Samsic (Greipel, Barguil), Direct Energy (Terpstra, Bonifazio, Calmejane), Vital Concept (Coquard, Rolland, Boeckmans and De Backer).