The Tour de France will have 23 teams in its next edition, one more than the last, given the increase in participants allowed by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the organizers indicated this Thursday.
Thanks to this derogation, which allows hosting a maximum of 184 cyclists in these racesIsts, compared to 176 authorized so far, the Tour organizers have decided to invite three French teams, B&B, Arkéa and Direct Energie.
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Arkea-Samsic is the squad in which Colombians are active Nairo Quintana, his brother Dáyer, Wínner Anacona and Miguel Flórez.
They join the 19 WorldTeams teams, the first division, and Alpecin, which finished in 2020 first UCI ranking among ProTeams, second division. L
The 19 WorldTeams teams are the French AG2R, Groupama and Cofidis, the Kazakh Astana, Bahrain, the Germans Bora and DSM, the Belgians Deceuninck, Wanty and Lotto, the Americans Education First and Trek, the British Ineos, Israel, the Dutch Jumbo, the Spanish Movistar, the Australian BikeExchange, the South African Qhubeka and the Emirati UAE.