Cycling’s world governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), has approved it’s list of teams for 2014.
The UCI confirmed that it registered 18 ProTeams yesterday, that included French team Europcar’s move up from the Pro Continental ranks, as well as the approval of Trek Factory Racing’s purchase of the RadioShack-Leopard license, which runs through next year.
The UCI extended the license for Belgian squad Lotto-Belisol following a meeting in late November. In addition, they also offered two-year approval to Lampre-Merida and Europcar, and three-year approval to four teams whose registration expired following the 2013 season: Astana, Movistar, Orica-GreenEdge, and Sky.
Press release from the UCI
On the 5th November, the UCI registered in 1st division the teams already holding a current UCI WorldTour licence whose application file met the registration conditions set out in UCI Regulations.
The following teams were concerned: 1. AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA) 2. BELKIN – PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED) 3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 4. CANNONDALE (ITA) 5. FDJ.FR (FRA) 6. GARMIN SHARP (USA) 7. OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK STEP RACING TEAM (BEL) 8. TEAM KATUSHA (RUS) 9. TEAM TINKOFF SAXO (DEN) 10. LOTTO BELISOL (BEL) (UCI decision of 25th November) In accordance with UCI Regulations, applicants for a UCI WorldTour licence as well as licence holders who could not be granted registration initially were referred to the Licence Commission by the UCI administration.
As a result of the hearings held on the 18th and 22nd of November, the Licence Commission has decided to grant a UCI WorldTour licence to the following teams: 11. ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ) 2014-2016
12. LAMPRE – MERIDA (ITA) 2014-2015 13. MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP) 2014-2016 14. ORICA GREENEDGE (AUS) 2014-2016 15. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 2014-2016 16. TEAM EUROPCAR (FRA) 2014-2015
In addition, the Licence Commission has decided to grant registration for the 2014 season in 1st division to the following teams: 17. TEAM ARGOS – SHIMANO (NED) 18. TREK FACTORY RACING (USA)
On the 5th November, the UCI registered in 2nd division the candidate teams whose application file met the registration conditions set out in UCI Regulations
The following teams were concerned: 1. ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA) 2. BARDIANI – CSF (ITA) 3. CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA (ESP) 4. CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE (POL) 5. COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS (FRA) 6. COLOMBIA (COL) 7. DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING (AUS) 8. IAM CYCLING (SUI) 9. MTN – QHUBEKA (AFS) 10. RUSVELO (RUS) 11. TEAM NETAPP – ENDURA (GER) 12. TEAM NOVO NORDISK (USA) 13. TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE (BEL) 14. UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM (USA) 15. WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT (BEL) 16. YELLOW FLUO (ITA)
In accordance with UCI Regulations, one team who could not be granted registration initially was referred to the Licence Commission by the UCI administration.
Following its hearing before the Licence Commission, the following team was granted registration in 2nd division: 17. BRETAGNE – SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT (FRA)
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