The UCI on Friday revealed its list of teams meeting criteria for registration in the sport’s top two divisions on the road. Cycling’s world governing body confirmed French team Europcar’s intentions to join the first-division WorldTour. Eighteen teams are vying for 18 ProTeam licenses for 2014.
Each of the teams confirmed by the UCI have filed sponsor contracts, a bank guarantee, and, for new teams, a description of the management structure and a deed of incorporation for the paying agent. The UCI said that the ProTeams and Pro Continental teams should be confirmed on Nov. 4, barring any irregularities in team registration documents.
UCI ProTeams in possession of a UCI WorldTour license for 2014:
Ag2r La Mondiale
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Trek Factory Racing
Teams applying for a UCI WorldTour license or requesting the renewal of a UCI WorldTour license:
UCI Professional Continental teams:
Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
CCP Polsat Polkowice