Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia Wild Cards Selected

The four wild card team selected for the 2012 Giro d'Italia, 5-27 May, are:

Androni Giocattoli (ITA)

Colnago – CSF Inox (IRL), Italian team registered in Ireland

Farnese Vini (GBR), Italian team registered in Great Britain

Team NetApp (GER)

There were four wild cards available and fourteen teams under consideration by the Giro d'Italia selection committee. Of the fourteen teams four were Italian. The Italian team not selected is Acqua & Sapone. The team that will be celebrating is Germany's Team NetApp.

The four teams are in addition to those already announced:

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)


BMC Racing Team (USA)

Euskaltel – Euskadi (ESP)

FDJ – Big Mat (FRA)

Garmin – Cervelo (USA)

Greenedge Cycling Team (AUS)

Katusha Team (Rus)

Lampre – ISD (ITA)

Liquigas – Cannondale (ITA)

Lotto Belisol Team (BEL)

Movistar Team (ESP)

OMEGA Pharma – Quickstep (BEL)

Rabobank Cycling Team (NED)

RAdioshack – Nissan (LUX)

SKY Procycling (GBR)

Team Saxo Bank (DEN)

VAcansoleil – DCM Pro Cycling Team (NED)

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  1. Greenedge is the new Australian cycling team, not (as stated) from the US

  2. Thanks for correction, typo on my part.