Originally Posted by maltiv
Farnese should almost certainly be invited, Rabottini won a jersey last year so I assume they'll give him the opportunity to defend it.
Katusha doesn't deserve an invite since they're probably not planning to send Menchov, Rodriguez or Moreno anyway. I also really hope IAM cycling gets invited, I believe both Löfkvist and Haussler will improve massively this year in a new environment. Haussler wasn't happy in Garmin which lead to his excessive drinking (he had to be carried home from a party in Copenhagen...) and Löfkvist certainly wasn't enjoying his time in Sky.
Not only won a jersey, but produced one of the most epic rides of the year! Aquarone, IMO, would be a complete idiot not to give Rabottini the chance to produce any more rides as epic as he did last year.