Bora-Argon 18 and Direct Energie among Paris-Roubaix wildcards

Four French teams, including Direct Energie and Cofidis, are among the seven wildcards awarded by ASO for Paris-Roubaix on April 10

Sky leads the peloton in the 2015 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Watson)

There are few surprises on the list of Paris-Roubaix wildcards, announced by organiser ASO on Monday, with four French Pro Continental teams and the top second-tier teams in Belgium included.

Direct Energie (formerly Europcar), Cofidis, Fortuneo-Vital Concept and Delko Marseille Provence KTM are the representatives of the host nation, joining compatriots FDJ and Ag2r La Mondiale in the race.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.