Mar 20, 2015 – The organization of the race announces the teams that have been selected to participate in La Vuelta a España 2015 that will take place from 22th August to 13th September and will begin in Puerto Banús (Costa del Sol. Málaga).

ASO/Yuzuru Sunada

The 2014 Vuelta a España was one of the most exciting three-week races last year, with Froome vs. Contador vs. Quintana & Valverde vs. Rodriguez, it quickly had a climbers appeal that none of us would have expected before the Tour de France.

This year, we have the classic World-Tour line up, and we have a very strong selection of Pro Continental teams that are going to bring a mix of Tour, Giro, and Vuelta. Team Colombia has always made the Giro d’Italia exciting, and when they weren’t selected for the race this year, many of us couldn’t believe the biggest stage animators wouldn’t be there. But, they will be at the 2015 Vuelta, and mixing up the stages.

Caja Rural, like Team Colombia, will be at the races and likely be challenging their Colombian counterparts in the Mountains.

Last but not least, we are hoping Thomas Voekler will be there, becuase we happen to enjoy the faces, and it would be great to see Tommy attacking the peloton incessantly in the mountains. With a Tour de France debut, MTN-Qhubeka is also on the radar, having a successful year in 2014 at La Vuelta, we can only expect grand performances in this year’s edition.

We can’t leave out Cofidis, who happen to have a very strong battalion of riders this season, and will undoubtedly have their sprint-star Nacer Bouhanni stabbing at stage wins.

2015 UCI WorldTeams

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Etixx – Quick Step (BEL)
FDJ (FRA)
IAM Cycling (SUI)
Lampre – Merida (ITA)
Lotto Soudal (BEL)
Movistar Team (ESP)
Orica GreenEdge (AUS)
Team Cannondale – Garmin (USA)
Team Giant – Alpecin (GER)
Team Katusha (RUS)
Team Lotto NL-Jumbo (NED)
Team SKY (GBR)
Tinkoff – Saxo (RUS)
Trek Factory Racing (USA)

Five Pro Continental teams have been invited by the race organizer

Caja Rural – Seguros RGA (ESP)
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA)
Team Colombia (COL)
Team Europcar (FRA)
MTN – QHUBEKA (RSA)