Direct Energie and Arkea-Samsic get final two wildcards for Tour de France
Mar 22 2019 09:22 pm CET

Direct Energie and Arkea-Samsic get final two wildcards for Tour de France
Direct Energie and Arkea-Samsic get final two wildcards for Tour de France
Tour de France

Direct Energie and Team Arkea-Samsic have been announced as the final two teams to be handed a wildcard for the 2019 Tour de France.

The two join Cofidis and Wanty-Groupe Gobert as wildcard teams, in addition to the 18 WorldTeams that qualified for the French grand tour automatically.

With Direct Energie's addition, the road to the Tour de France is open for riders like Lilian Calmejane, Rein Taaramae and Jerome Cousin.

Arkea-Samsic is the team of former Polka Dot Jersey winner Warren Barguil and German sprinter Andre Greipel, who made the move to the French Pro Continental team at the start of this season.

The full list of participating teams at the 2019 Tour de France:

AG2R La Mondiale
Astana Pro Team
Bahrain-Merida
Bora-hansgrohe
CCC Team
Cofidis
Deceuninck-Quick Step
Direct Energie
EF Education First
Groupama-FDJ
Lotto Soudal
Movistar Team
Mitchelton-Scott
Team Arkea-Samsic
Team Dimension Data
Team Jumbo-Visma
Team Katusha-Alpecin
Team Sky
Team Sunweb
Trek-Segafredo
UAE Team Emirates
Wanty-Groupe Gobert




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