The Amoury Sport Organisation has just announced the 21 teams that will be taking part in this year’s Tour de France. Along with the 18 ProTour teams that ASO recognise, the Tour organisers have given wild card places to Agritubel, Astana and Barloworld.

Unibet are once again the losers, as the Swedish/Belgian team are left out of a race organised by the French company. The race starts in London with a 7.9km prologue in the heart of London on July 7.

The teams are:

Ag2r Prevoyance

Agritubel (wc)

Astana (wc)

Barloworld (wc)

Bouygues Telecom

Caisse d’Epargne

Cofidis

Credit Agricole

CSC

Discovery Channel

Euskaltel – Euskadi

Française des Jeux

Gerolsteiner

Lampre – Fondital

Liquigas

Milram

Predictor – Lotto

Quick Step Innergetic

Rabobank

Saunier Duval – Prodit

T-Mobile

wc – denotes wild card place