Organiser ASO has just announced which teams on Sunday, april 14 will be allowed to participate in Paris-Roubaix. The seven wildcards will go to the five French procontinentale teams. Also the Belgian Wanty Groupe Gobert and the Dutch-Belgian Roompot-Charles of the party.
That means that also Niki Terpstra, the number three of last year, the party will be. The ex-rider of the Quick Step moved in the off-season to the French Direct Energy and had to rely on a wildcard from the organization. Also André Greipel (Arkea-Samsic, red) on Sunday, april 14, of the party as his team received an invitation.
In addition to five French teams – Cofidis, Delko Marseille Provence, Direct Energy, Arkea-Samsic and Vital Concept – were also Wanty Groupe Gobert and Roompot Charles invited. This does, however, imply that there is no place for Topsport Vlaanderen in the Helleklassieker.
The eighteen teams of the World Tour – including Lotto-Soudal and Deceuninck – Quick Step – have automatic slots.