NetApp-Endura considered for Giro d'Italia wildcard entry

Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 17 Dolomites

Giro d'Italia organiser RCS Sport is this month considering which wildcard teams to invite, taking into account new anti-doping rules that may work in favour of the Brits. By early January, it will decide which three second division teams will line up with the 18 first division teams on May 4 in Naples, and NetApp-Endura could be one of them.

"The applications need to arrive before Christmas and right after [January 8], we will name the three other teams," race director, Michele Acquarone told website Tuttobici. "What we want to do is give the teams a chance to plan their seasons in the best possible."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.