The 20 teams for the 2008 Tour de France have been named by the organiser, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

There has been no reprieve for Astana, which ASO said would not be welcome at any of its races.

Slipstream and Barloworld make the cut but there’s no room for Dutch squad Skil-Shimano, which impressed at Paris-Nice last week.

FRANCE

Agritubel

Ag2r-La Mondiale

Bouygues Telecom

Cofidis

Crédit Agricole

Française des Jeux

BELGIUM

Quick Step

Silence-Lotto

DENMARK

CSC

GERMANY

Gerolsteiner

Milram

GREAT BRITAIN

Barloworld

ITALY

Lampre

Liquigas

NETHERLANDS

Rabobank

SPAIN

Caisse d’Epargne

Euskaltel-Euskadi

Saunier Duval

USA

Team High Road

Slipstream