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by Neal Rogers
February 21, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 25 teams selected for Paris-Roubaix; Valverde reflects on achieving 100 career victories; Barry questioned use of Tramadol with team management during time riding at Sky; Contador to ride in support of Mollema at Abu Dhabi Tour; Van Garderen to lead BMC Racing Team at Abu Dhabi Tour; Bahrain-Merida with Bonifazio for sprints, Nibali for GC at Abu Dhabi Tour; Brisbane cyclist killed by 21-year-old motorist with provisional license; The man who lived on his bike, until his bike was stolen.
The organisers of Paris-Roubaix have announced the teams that will take part in the 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix on April 9th.
In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following 18 UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race: AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, Bahrain-Merida, BMC Racing Team, Bora-Hansgrohe, Cannondale-Drapac, FDJ, Lotto-Soudal, Movistar, Orica-Scott, Quick-Step Floors, Team Dimension Data, Team Katusha-Alpecin, Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Team Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo, and UAE Abu Dhabi.
In addition to these 18 teams, the organisers have awarded the following wildcards: Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (France), Direct Energie (France), Fortuneo-Vital Concept (France), Delko Marseille Provence KTM (France), Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Belgium), Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise (Belgium), and Roompot Nederlandse Loterij (Netherlands).