Cofidis and Wanty-Groupe Gobert organisers ASO announced the first two wildcards
Cycling Central

11 Jan 2019 - 10:11 AM 

Just two wildcards remain with 20 of the 22 teams announced by ASO overnight, including all 18 WorldTour teams. 

The Brussels grand départ is ideal for Belgian team, Wanty-Groupe Gobert. 

"(Brussels) will be a highlight of our season and in the history of the team," Wanty-Groupe Gobert general manager, Jean-François Bourlart said. "The start of the third stage in Binche, home of our title partner Wanty, promises to be a big party for the cycling world."

"This third consecutive selection for the Tour de France is very satisfying. (it's) a strong signal for the work we have been doing for a number of years. We progress year after year. We won the UCI Europe Tour for the third consecutive year, so I was hoping for a new participation in the Tour and I am delighted to see that the organisers rewarded our efforts."

Cofidis general manager Cédric Vasseur was excited despite his team's annual selection largely a given.

"Proud, honoured and so eager to make the colours shine," he tweeted. "Thanks Le Tour for the confidence and bravo to the whole team for the work accomplished."

2019 Tour de France teams:

  • Ag2R-La Mondiale 
  • Astana 
  • Bahrain Merida
  • Bora-hansgrohe 
  • CCC 
  • Cofidis
  • Deceuninck-Quick-Step
  • Dimension Data
  • EF Education First
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Katusha Alpecin
  • Lotto-Soudal
  • Movistar
  • Mitchelton-Scott
  • Sky
  • Sunweb
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Emirates
  • Wanty-Groupe Gobert