Two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana is set to race at the 2020 Tour de France after his Akea-Samsic team were handed a wildcard slot as one of 22 teams.
Colombian Quintana, 29, is a previous winner of the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana but was second to Chris Froome in the 2013 and 2015 Tours.
Nineteen WorldTour teams take part in the three-week race, including Froome’s British-based Team Ineos.
France’s Total Direct Energie qualify as 2019’s leading ProTeams outfit.
A second wildcard has been awarded to another French team, B&B Hotels-Vital Concept.
Quintana’s team will also feature French climber Warren Barguil.
The 28-year-old won two mountain stages and the mountain classification at the 2017 Tour.
“Quintana-Barguil, the ticket looks great for a mountainous Tour!” said race organiser Christian Prudhomme.
The 2020 Tour de France starts in Nice on 27 June, finishing in Paris on 19 July.