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Wildcard Teams Chosen for Vuelta a España

Organizers for the 2015 Vuelta a Espana, announced today, the five wildcard teams chosen for this year’s Spanish Grand Tour.

The teams that were selected, are Caja Rural–Seguros RGA, Cofidis, Europcar, Team Colombia and MTN-Qhubeka.

These five will join the following WorldTour teams:
AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, BMC Racing Team, Etixx-Quick Step, FDJ, IAM Cycling, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica GreenEdge, Team Cannondale-Garmin, Team Giant-Alpecin, Team Katusha, Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing.

Unfortunately, the USA’s UnitedHealthcare team did not make the selection as hoped.

This year’s Vuelta a España will run from August 22 to September 13.

photo credit from La Vuelta 

Press release

3.20.15

Vuelta a España 2015

Teams invited by the Organization.

The organization of the race announce the teams that have been selected to participate in Vuelta a España 2015 that will take place from 22th August to 13th September and will begin in Puerto Banús (Costa del Sol. Málaga)

2015 UCI WorldTeams

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)

Astana Pro Team (KAZ)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Etixx – Quick Step (BEL) FDJ (FRA)

IAM Cycling (SUI)

Lampre – Merida (ITA)

Lotto Soudal (BEL)

Movistar Team (ESP)

Orica GreenEdge (AUS)

Team Cannondale – Garmin (USA) Team Giant – Alpecin (GER) Team Katusha (RUS)

Team Lotto NL-Jumbo (NED) Team SKY (GBR)

Tinkoff – Saxo (RUS)

Trek Factory Racing (USA)

Besides these, Unipublic has invited other five teams selected from all nominations to participate in la Vuelta a España 2015:

Caja Rural – Seguros RGA (ESP)

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA) Team Colombia (COL)

Team Europcar (FRA)

MTN – QHUBEKA (RSA)

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