Giro d'Italia organiser announces wild card teams for 2012

Lake Como, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage 18

The Giro d'Italia organiser announced today the wild card teams that will compete in its race this year. The four second division teams - Androni Giocattoli, Colnago, Farnese Vini and NetApp - will race alongside the 18 first division, WorldTour teams from May 5 to 27.

"The meeting just concluded," read a press release, "where the committee decided the teams for 2012 WorldTour races organised by RCS Sport."

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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.