Teams for 2009 Paris-Nice
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) invited the teams to participate in the 2009 Paris-Nice. The 67th edition of the French stage race runs March 8 to 15.
The teams of the Paris-Nice are Milram, Quick Step, Silence-Lotto, Saxo Bank, Caisse d’Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Garmin-Slipstream, Columbia-High Road, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Française des Jeux, AG2R La Mondiale, Agritubel, Lampre-NGC, Liquigas, Astana, Rabobank, Skil-Shimano, Katusha and Cervélo Test Team.
The 2008 edition was won by Davide Rebellin of Team Gerolsteiner. This year, he rides for Gianni Savio’s Team Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli. ASO did not invite the Italian Professional Continental team.
Astana, the team of 2007 winner Alberto Contador, was invited. ASO did not invite the team to the 2008 edition.
This year’s “race to the sun” Paris–Nice is organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). ASO also organizes other cycling races like the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix and other sport events like Paris-Dakar and the Paris Marathon.
Paris–Nice has changed hands several times. It was run by the French cycling journalist Jean Leulliot and then, when he died, by his family. It was then taken over by the Tour de France winner, Laurent Fignon before it was passed to ASO.