Vuelta a Espana announces four wildcard teams

Cofidis reduced the red for 2019

The four wildcard teams for this year’s Vuelta a España have been unveiled by the organisers. The list has a distinctly Spanish flavour, with Burgos BH, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and Euskadi Basque Country-Murias making the cut, while French Pro Continental team Cofidis have also earned an invite once again. The Vuelta a España is the last of the Grand Tours to confirm its full line-up of teams, with the Tour de France confirming its in March and the Giro d’Italia – which begins this week – announcing in January. As required by the regulations, all 18 of the WorldTour teams have been invited to the race. There are no big surprises in the selection for the four wildcard berths, which mirrors that of last year, with only three Spanish Pro Continental teams fighting for a place in their home Grand Tour. Euskadi-Murias impressed on their debut last year, winning a ...

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