As of June 30, 2012 Pack to start in the Tour de France in 2012. It begins with a prologue in Liege, Belgium. Which teams competed in the 2011 Tour de France and will also be shown in 2012 at the start? What were the wildcard? Which riders in the law creating chances to win stages? And who will be the final victory to take? Cadel Evans is the weather like in 2011?
Tour de France 2012
The organization of the Tour de France, the Amaury Sports Organization is in line once again decided the Union Cycliste Internationale that the 18 teams in the UCI World Ranking at the end of 2011, guaranteed by the participation includes the three Grand Tours in 2012. These are the Tour of Italy, Tour of Spain and of course the Tour de France. For the remaining four places from the organizer, like other years, the wildcard out.
The great weather all the riders have found shelter with a team. Cadel Evans, winner of the 2011 edition runs on BMC team. Other contenders include Thomas Voeckler, riding for the Europcar team that has received a wild card participation in the Tour de France 2012. While Frank Schleck, Jurgen Vanden Broeck and Samuel Sanchez a chance.Sprinters have the first few days on the stage wins. Then comes the first beklimmingen.Grote absent Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck. Of course, the eyes also focused on Nederlanderse riders. It takes three Dutch teams participating in the Tour de France 2012. Will Robert Gesink repeat his good start in the Tour in 2011 and continue for a good finishing position? And receives the surprising appearance of Johnny Hoogerland a sequel this year?Karsten Kroon running on Saxobank team.
Layer with UCI World Tour License
In November 2011, the UCI World Tour issued in 2012 to over 18 teams. These teams have met all conditions:
The team Omega Pharma-Lotto continues today as Lotto-Belisol and Quickstep continues as the Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Team FDJ-Big Mat is a newcomer to the World Tour. The new formations are Green Edge and RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, a merger between the former team Leopard Trek and RadioShack.
Developments concerning the suspension Contador
About Team Saxo Bank as a result of the suspension of Alberto Contador his precious ProTeam license disappeared, there was a real the possibility that the team would be missing in this Tour de France 2012. the team had then just like other cycling team featured on ITYPEAUTO that does not start automatically correct hope for a wild card. This situation did not occur and eventually the team Saxo Bank just do it.
Director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme has indicated openness to more foreign teams in the Tour de France in 2012. He was criticized after it was revealed that everything went four wildcards for the 2011 race for the French team. In 2012, this may very well be different. “The distribution of the Wildcards will be more difficult in 2012 as an Australian, Colombian or Kenyan team shocks, we will extensively study their candidacy, it will not be that we take the 18 ProTeams and then say .. Okay, now it’s the French law with it, “said Prudhomme against an Australian newspaper. Prudhomme has finally kept his word. The wildcard eventually went to the following teams:
With the election of these four teams are peloton complete with 22 teams in total. The choice of Prudhomme out very favorable for the Dutch cycling. The Dutch Argos-Shimano team, formerly known as the Skill-Shimano, has some great drivers in the team. The Germans Kittel and Degenkolb can certainly bring surprises. The other three teams who received a wild card to participate in the 2012 Tour de France, or French law.
Tour de France 2011
For the Tour de France in 2011 had decided 18 highest ranked teams in the UCI World Tour-including the Dutch team Rabobank and Vacansoleil?? In order to participate in the major tours. The remaining four seats were awarded a wild card, and this so everything went 4 for French teams. These below are marked with *. All teams participating in the Tour de France in 2011 were:
- AG2R-La Mondiale
- BMC Racing Team
- Cofidis *
- Europcar *
- Lotery *
- Omega Pharma-Lotto
- Rabobank ProTeam
- Radio Shack
- Saur-Sojasun *
- Saxo Bank?? Sungard
- Sky Procycling