The Tour de France will return to its 22-team format in this year’s edition, which will start on July 1 in Copenhagen, after the 23 it admitted in 2021.
The organization of the French cycling round disclosed this Friday the 22 teams that will participate, among which are 18 ‘World Teams’, such as the Spanish Movistar, Bora, Bahrain, Ineos or Jumbo, and four ‘Pro Teams’.
Among the latter are the first two classified on the UCI Pro Teams list, the Belgian Alpecin and the French Arkea-Sasmic. In addition, today it was learned that the organization invited two other French teams from the category, B&B Hotels and TotalEnergies.
This will mean that there will be six French teams, since the participation of AG2R, Cofidis and Groupama, from the highest category, was already known.
Last year, the Tour had 23 squads thanks to the fact that the International Cycling Union (UCI) allowed a maximum of 184 cyclists to take part in the main events, compared to the 176 authorized until then.
Among the main riders who have already confirmed their presence at the French round are Tadej Pogacar, winner of the Tour in 2020 and 2021, and Primo Roglic, Olympic time trial champion, as well as Bernal, M.A. López, Nibali or Landa.