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RCS Sport Announces 2012 Giro d'Italia Wildcard Teams

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01/10/2012| 0 comments
by Thomas A. Valentinsen
Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

RCS Sport Announces 2012 Giro d'Italia Wildcard Teams

Earlier today RCS Sport - the organization behind the Giro d'Italia, Milano-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour of Lombardy - revealed the list of teams, which have been granted a wildcard for the various races of the 2012 season.

Earlier today RCS Sport - the organization behind the Giro d'Italia, Milano-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour of Lombardy - revealed the list of teams, which have been granted a wildcard for the various races of the 2012 season.

Although the 2012 Giro d'Italia will start in Denmark, surprisingly and disappointingly no wildcard invitation was handed to Danish team Christina Watches - Onfone. Similarly no invitation was given to Team 1t4i (former Team Skil-Shimano) and Team Aqua e Sapone.

The selection was made by a committee consisting of RCS Sport CEO Giacomo Catano, RCS Sport General Manager Michele Acquarone, Cycling Area Technical Manager Mauro Vegni, Marketing Manager Marco Gobbi Pansana as well as Pier Bergonzi who represented the management of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

2012 Milano-San Remo Wild Card Teams:
TEAM TYPE 1 - SANOFI (USA)
FARNESE VINI (GBR)
PROJECT 1T4I (NED)
COLOMBIA - COLDEPORTES (COL)
ACQUA & SAPONE (ITA)
UTENSILNORD NAMED (IRL)
COLNAGO - CSF INOX (IRL)

2012 Tirreno-Adriatico Wild Card Teams:
FARNESE VINI (GBR)
COLOMBIA - COLDEPORTES (COL)
ACQUA & SAPONE (ITA)
COLNAGO - CSF INOX (IRL)

2012 Giro d'Italia Wild Card Teams:
TEAM NETAPP (GER)
FARNESE VINI (GBR)
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
COLNAGO - CSF INOX (IRL)

2012 Tour of Lombardy / Giro di Lombardia Wild Card Teams:
FARNESE VINI (GBR)
PROJECT 1T4I (NED)
COLOMBIA - COLDEPORTES (COL)
ACQUA & SAPONE (ITA)
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
COLNAGO - CSF INOX (IRL)
UTENSILNORD NAMED (IRL)

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