Argos-Shimano, Cofidis receive Vuelta nod

Dutch and French squads among four wildcards for Tour of Spain

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Organizers have announced the full list of teams to take the start in the 67th Vuelta a España. Among the wildcard teams to take the start in Pamplona on August 18 are Argos-Shimano and Cofidis, le crédi en ligne.

Two Spanish teams — Andalucia and Caja Rural — make up the additional wildcard selections for the Spanish grand tour. Argos and Cofidis are among the wildcard teams competing in the Tour de France as well.

2012 Vuelta a España ProTeams

AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Euskaltel – Euskadi (Esp)
FDJ–BigMat (Fra)
Garmin – Barracuda (USA)
GreenEdge Cycling Team (Aus)
Katusha Team (Rus)
Lampre – ISD (Ita)
Liquigas – Cannondale (Ita)
Lotto Belisol Team (Bel)
Movistar Team (Esp)
Omega Pharma – Quickstep (Bel)
Rabobank Cycling Team (Hol)
Radioshack – Nissan (Lux)
Sky Procycling (Gbr)
Team Saxo Bank (Dan)
Vacansoleil – DCM Pro Cycling Team (Hol)

2012 Vuelta a España Wildcard Teams

Andalucia (Esp)
Caja Rural (Esp)
Cofidis, le crédit en ligne (Fra)
Team Argos – Shimano (Hol)

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