Team NetApp - Endura receives a wildcard for the Critérium du Dauphiné

Team News | 23.01.2013

Team NetApp - Endura was invited to the Critérium du Dauphiné. The organizer, ASO, offered the highest ranked German cycling team a wildcard for one the most important races in the international race program for the first time. After securing invitations to Tirreno – Adriatico and Il Lombardia this is already the third WorldTour wildcard of the season for the team.

"Riding the famous Dauphiné is a great honor for us. ASO already expressed its confidence in us with early invitations to the tours in Qatar and Oman. With today's wildcard, they gave us an additional signal, which we really appreciate", said Ralph Denk, Team Manager of Team NetApp - Endura.

“The Dauphiné is decisive in our racing schedule leading up to the summer, because our season goals remain unchanged. We want to compete in a Grand Tour again this year. With today's wildcard, we have the optimal situation for preparing the new generation of tour riders in our team for this demanding goal. We will reward the confidence the organizers are placing in the team,“ Denk continued.

From June 2 - 9, the Critérium du Dauphiné has its 65th running through the southeast of France, where among others four mountain stages in the Alps challenge the riders.