Two U.S. teams invited to Tour; Astana left out
PARIS -- Astana, the team of defending champion Alberto Contador, was among those not invited to compete in the 2008 Tour de France.
Two American teams, Slipstream and High Road, were invited to take part in the Tour. It is the first time more than one U.S. team has been invited to the world's most prestigious cycling race.
The Amaury Sport Organization announced Thursday the 20 teams invited to the premier race. Last month, ASO excluded Astana from its races this year ...
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