December 19/12 12:49 pm - UCI Announces Professional Continental Teams for 2013
Posted by Editoress on 12/19/12
The International Cycling Union (UCI) today published the list of the UCI Professional Continental Teams (second division) for the 2013 season.
The following team are already registered in the second division:
Accent Jobs - Wanty (BEL)
Androni Giocattoli (ITA)
Caja Rural (ESP)
CCC Polsat Polkowice (POL)
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA)
IAM Cycling (SUI)
Landbouwkrediet - Euphony (BEL)
Team Europcar (FRA)
Team Netapp - Endura (GER)
Team Novo Nordisk (USA)
Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise (BEL)
UnitedHealthCare Professional Cycling Team (USA)
Vini Fantini (ITA)
Note: Canada's SpiderTech p/b C10 was in this category before announcing that it would not run a racing program in 2013.
The following teams have been registered in the second division following the meetings of the Licence Commission in November:
Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox (ITA)
Bretagne - Séché Environnement (FRA)
Champion System (CHN)
While waiting for additional information to be provided, the Licence Commission will re-examine, in January 2013, the application of the RusVelo (RUS) team.
The Andalucia (ESP) team has not been retained in the second division. However, if the team wishes to do so, it can apply for a place in the third division (Continental).
The Katusha team, initially rejected from the UCI WorldTour (first division), can apply for a place in the second division. (Note: Katusha has announced that it will be fighting its relegation from WorldTour status)