Bora-Argon18 will be the only non French Professional Continental team to appear at the Tour de France this year, after they were selected alongside Direct Energie, Cofidis and Fortuneo Concept to ride alongside the 18 WorldTour teams.
Last year, MTN-Qhubeka rode alongside those teams as a wildcard pick, but now take their place automatically as a WorldTour team since becoming Dimension Data.
The WorldTour teams appear "in accordance to UCI rules" states the ASO press release, however the Tour organiser has already stated its intention to withdraw its races from the WorldTour over planned reforms by the UCI in 2017.
This year's Tour runs from July 2 to July 24, and will see Chris Froome (Team Sky) attempt to defend his 2015 title against the likes of Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff).
2016 Tour de France teams:
AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Dimension Data (RSA)
Etixx - Quick Step (Bel)
IAM Cycling (Sui)
Lampre - Merida (Ita)
Lotto Soudal (Bel)
Movistar Team (Esp)
Orica GreenEDGE (Aus)
Team Giant - Alpecin (Ger)
Team Katusha (Rus)
Team Lotto NL - Jumbo (Nld)
Team Sky (GBR)
Trek – Segafredo (USA)
Bora - Argon 18 (Ger)
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)
Direct Energie (Fra)
Fortuneo - Vital Concept (Fra)
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