The UCI Pro Continental squad is simply one of the hottest pro cycling teams in the world, right now.
The newly-licensed UCI continental team has signed El Mehdi Chokri of Morocco, who will be the first Arab Muslim rider to ride for the team.
Once a major force across Europe, Spanish cycling is a shadow of its former glorious self in the 1980s and 1990s.
SpiderTech, Team Type 1 and UnitedHealthcare have secured Continental Professional status going into 2012.
The teams will be eligible to compete in the world's most prestigious events next season.
The UCI has approved 19 pro conti team applications. Rock Racing's application is denied.