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by Shane Stokes
April 11, 2018
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The organizers of La Vuelta a España have announced the 22 teams that will take part in the 73rd edition of the Spanish Grand Tour. La Vuelta 2018 will start on Saturday, August 25, in Málaga, and finish on Sunday, September 16, in Madrid.
In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following 18 UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race: AG2R La Mondiale (FRA), Astana Pro Team (KAZ) Bahrain-Merida (BRN), BMC Racing Team (USA), Bora-Hansgrohe (GER), Groupama – FDJ (FRA), Lotto Soudal (BEL), Mitchelton-Scott (AUS), Movistar Team (ESP), Quick-Step Floors (BEL), Team Dimension Data (RSA), Team EF Education First-Drapac (USA), Team Katusha-Alpecin (SUI), Team Lotto NL-Jumbo (NED), Team Sky (GBR), Team Sunweb (GER), Trek-Segafredo (USA), and UAE Team Emirates (UAE)
In addition to these 18 teams, the organizers awarded the following Pro Continental team with wildcard invitations: Burgos-BH (ESP), Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA), Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (ESP), and Euskadi Basque Country-Murias (ESP).