Alongside the 18 UCI WorldTour teams, Aqua Blue Sport will join Vuelta regulars Cofidis and Caja-Rural on the Nimes startline, alongside Colombian outfit Manzana Postobon.
Team owner Rick Delaney called the invite proof that dreams come true, adding: “We are delighted and humbled to have received this incredible honour so early in our time.
“I want to extend my gratitude to the organisers for placing their faith in our team – we are all looking forward to getting there to the start line in Nimes.”
The inclusion of Aqua Blue Sport could mean up to four British riders added to the startlist, of whom only Andy Fenn has previously started the race, in 2013.
Blythe has raced the Giro d’Italia three times, but Dan Pearson and Mark Christian have never raced a Grand Tour, and nor have the team’s three Irishmen, Matt Brammeier, Conor Dunne and Martyn Irvine.
It is the team’s latest major invite in their debut season, with them having already been selected for La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour de Suisse.
They are next in action at the Three Days of De Panne, where British champion Blythe will lead the team.