Race hots up for Giro d'Italia wildcards, with Italian teams in pole position

Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela and Bardiani-CSF look set to be granted Giro d'Italia wildcards next week, with Team Colombia also tipped to receive and invitation

Enrico Battaglin wins stage fourteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: watson)

Pro Continental teams will know their May plans next week, with organiser RCS Sport set to name the wildcard teams for its 2015 Giro d'Italia.

The 17 WorldTour teams, like Team Sky, already have secure tickets to race, but second division teams must fight for the five remaining invitations if they want to be on the start line on May 9.

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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.